Monday, November 13, 2006

Classic flies

Lately I have been tempted by the idea of classic flies. This is somewhat in contrast to my personal view of fly tying. I am very practical and simplistic when it comes to fly patterns.

Below is an example of my streamers. These are Supertinseli patterns. They are easy to tie (about 3-4 minutes per fly), use only artificial materials and they are killers when it comes to effectiveness.

Supertinseli streamers
From Fly-patterns

But would it feel better if I would caught a big trout with the Grey Ghost instead? Or how about a classic winged wet fly instead of POPA Caddis?


- Mike - said...

I tied up a few patterns quite similar to these ones last season, but didn't get round to fishing them much. Do you target trout with these flies? How do you fish them?

- Mike - said...

Ok opax, and I have another question.. How do you get the image background to your blog title??! i.e. the bit behind 'opax-flyfishing'?

sorry for the inane comment :)

Anonymous said...

Would you feel better using a classic pattern? Variety is the spice of life, and part of the fun is exploring the lesser-visited aspects of fly fishing... 8-)

opax said...

Tom, you are right. If it gets boring - better change it.

Mike, about fishing supertinseli style streamer:
- Original method is upstream cast and stripping a bit faster than current. This is supposed to mimic dying prey fish. Works, but is rather exhausting way to fish.
- I fish mainly across. Across and upstream or across and downstream. Strip-pause, strip-pause.
In both styles floating line is used and the fly is very near surface. It is often visible to the caster.

opax said...


Blogger question. I edited the html-layout.

1. I toke off round corners in #header wrapper section of Blog Header by commenting line:
/* background: #476 url("") no-repeat left top; */

2. I changed url-link of my background picture in #header section of Blog Header to:
background:url("") no-repeat left bottom;

The picture used in header can be found on my first post of this blog.

I hope this helps. You can send me email if you want to see my html-source code.

opax said...

Mik, and yes - I do target trout with supertinseli patterns.

- Mike - said...

Thanks for that opax :)