Fishing with dry flies is one the coolest ways to fish for Atlantic Salmon. The fishing itself is relatively simple, just cover holding water of the salmon or try and locate one fish and get her to react to the fly.
Here's a few fly patterns that have proved their spot in my fly box:
Bomber is my go-to fly when fishing new water. It floats well and skates well if you want some movement to the fly.
Hook: Tiemco 760SP size 4-12, regularly sizes 4-8
Tail&wing: white calf
Body: spun deer hair cut to cigar shape, I use pink or chartreuse butts regularly
Hackle: brown saddle hackle. I prefer the saddle hackles since they are really long and you can tie a dense hackle for the fly. A good hackle is the most important part of any Bomber.
Caddis is a trout fly which has worked well for salmon in situations where they don't want to rise to higher floating dry fly. Caddis lies gently on surface and you can give it tiny movement from time to time.
Hook: Tiemco 760SP 6-10
Body: deer hair cut to a caddis shape.
Wing: fluorescent green antron or similar
Hackle: brown hackle tied a parachute hackle
The Klink goes submerged in the water film. It's a great fly when salmon are laying in glassy calm runs and they need to be approached carefully.
Hook: Tiemco 2499SP-BL
Butt: pink and chartreuse fluorescent dubbing
Body: peacock ide dubbing
Wing: white fiber (anything that stays dry)
Hackle: grizzly hackle, parachute style
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It's not often that salmon anglers are faced with high, warm water conditions in the latter part of the season.
I have experienced this twice now in Norway, and this situation is most common on rivers with a lake above their system that has a big enough catchment to collect localized rainfall, and or rivers that are fed via glacial melt water.