Fly Tyers

- at the fly tyers island and at the exhibitors

Jesper Fohrmann

A significant percentage of the food that salmon eat out at sea is fish, often small silverfish such as capelin and monkfish. These and many other prey fish and various forms of sea worms have a type of iridescent play of color in their exteriors, colors that may play a role in how prey try to hide in the ocean.

Iridescent surface could also very well be a key element in the salmon’s hunt for prey – and perhaps explain why elements of iridescent material such as; Flashabou, Mylar and sparklet dubbing are popular in salmon and sea trout flies.

See how Jesper Fohrmann from Fishmadman uses a smart technique in the form of iridescent pixel flakes that are attached to the head by e.g. riffling hitch the fly.