The cormorants are sort of a new pattern to me and they appear now on a regular basis in the UK publications. I’ve used some streamer variation on stillwaters that have produced well. This pattern also makes up of those split jungle cock nails you have left on your picked over capes.
I’ve known Damian for a few years now and in that time he has become a masterful fly tyer of the classic Atlantic Salmon flies he ties and has even spawned a few flies of his own creation. You can check out his tyer profiles on The Classic Salmon Page and on Flyangler’s tyer profile page. You can see his work displayed in the Margaree Salmon Museum, in the artwork of Sarah Briston, Fly Fusion Magazine and in countless fly tyers collections. I have a spectacular Green Highlander tied up by Damian that I display on the wall of my tying room. you can also visit Damian on his own site at Classic Salmon Flies.
This fly is tied up by Mike Brook. Although the fly was designed for Atlantic Salmon, it is also effective for fishing west coast salmon species in both the west coast and in the great lakes region. The fire orange modification looks great here as well. There are a couple of the originals tied up by Alastair Gowans hanging on the wall of the Margaree Salmon Museum.