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AHREX – (UN) Holy Diver – tied by Andreas Andersson by Ahrex Hooks

AHREX – (UN) Holy Diver – tied by Andreas Andersson

The deer-hair expert Andreas Andersson ties one of his famous flies for big trophy trouts – the (UN) Holy Diver in a white olive version. This fly can do the trick for big trouts – and of course predators in general. The movement in the water is caused by the articulated body and the shape of the head made with belly deer-hair. Have a look at the vice of one of the best in business and get tips and tricks.

Tight lines and happy tying

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Murky Water Streamer by Ruben Martin

It’s been said a million times, “If it aint chartreuse, it aint no use”, and in the case of low visibility waters, the bright green remains a good choice. The Murky Water Streamer is an articulated fly and the front hook is meant to be clipped, so the important thing to note is the length of the hook shank. Personally, I’m not a fan of the limp trailer hooks and would prefer using a coated braided wire for the trailer. The fly pattern is a big one, and with the marabou collar and sili-legs, it will provide for a lot of movement in the water.

Murky Water Streamer Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Rise 90019 # 1 or 4xl streamer hook
Thread: 8/0 UNI or 70 UTC
Trailer: Multi-filament Tufline 65 lbs or similar
Eyes: Large silver bead chain
Body: polar chartreuse chenille
Collar: Chartreuse marabou
Flash: Pearl polar flash
Wing: Rabbit strip chartreuse or barred chartreuse
Legs: Sili legs barred blue / black
Junction: ProTube red or chartreuse
Trailer Hook: Octopus

Be sure to check out this and other videos on Ruben Martin’s Youtube page.

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Boogie Man Streamer

I love Kelly Galloup’s fly pattern designs, but find them to be a bit repetitive at times. Perhaps it’s just the names I’m drawn to, but no doubt they can be quite effective in bring large tout to hand. I might add a reverse rib of copper wire into these patterns for some added durability as they aren’t really quick patterns to tie. I’m not sure of the tyer in the video, but I believe they are from southern Alberta and will add credit when I can pin down a name.

Rear Hook
Hook: 4xl streamer hook
Thread: Olive 6/0
Tail: Olive marabou
Hackle: Olive grizzly schlappen
Body: Olive cactus chenille
Wing: Mallard flank dyed wood duck

Front Hook
Hook: 4xl streamer hook
Thread: Olive 6/0
Connection: 0.15″ bead stinging wire
Eyes: Barbell eye tied under shank
Hackle: Olive grizzly schlappen
Body: Olive cactus chenille
Wing: Mallard flank dyed wood duck
Head: Sculpin wool olive trimmed to shape

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