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Temple Dog – Hakan Norling

The original templedog tied up by Mr. Templedog himself, Hakan Norling. There are hundreds of tube patterns now spawned from this template and can be found in many colors. One important step to note while tying templedog style patterns is to tie the wing forward and bend it back in place. Be careful not to wrap on the hair after it is folded back, but rather at the base of the hair so that it flairs and produces a large voluminous profile. Enjoy.

Tube: standard 3mm tube cut to size
Thread: Black thread
Tag: Gold oval tinsel
Tail: Hot Orange fluoro fiber
Body: Flat gold tinsel / silver ice dub
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Weight: Lead tape for balance
Hackle: Hot orange hackle
Wing 1: Sunburst flashabou, Brown fox or templedog hair
Collar 1: Black soft hackle
Wing 2: Brown fox or templedog hair and angelhair
Collar 2: Black soft hackle
Flash: flashabou tied on sides
Wing 3: Black fox or templedog hair
Eyes: Jungle cock


Phatagorva Salmon Fly – Davie McPhail

Davie really shines when tying BAF tubes. I personally love to tie this type of Scandinavian hairwing or Templedog style as it is sometimes called. One thing to note about the pattern is that this is Davie’s variation, changed slightly from the Mikael Frodin’s (see below). This pattern creates a very prey-like signature in the water, and the hair moves imparts a ton of motion. Tie it for steelhead, salmon and pike.


Here is the recipe taken from Mikael Frodin’s Phatagorva video
Tube: 1.5 – 7 cm
Tag: Oval gold
Butt: Orange antron
Tail: Orange fluorofibre
Body: Gold Lagartun Flatbraid and black dubbing (half each)
Rib: Gold mini flatbraid
Body hackle: Orange badger hackle
Front hackle: Black heron or substitute
Wing: bottom – up – Rainbow flashabou (mixed colors), Fiery brown hair (layer 1), Crayfish orange angelhair, Fierybrown hair (layer 2), Rusty olive angelhair, Fiery Brown hair( layer 3), orange peacock herls over.
Sides: Jungle cock
Head: Copper/Black cone head.