Thursday, January 4, 2018

"Salars Nemesis"

Sylvester Nemes the soft hackled fly addict, who is responsible for many of us taking up fishing and fly tying the soft hackled fly. While the patterns in is books feature the flies of the English fly tyers of that early era when these flies dominated. Well while doing some research, by the way it's still on going, I reached out to two gentleman who I consider to be very knowledgeable when it comes to Sylvester Nemes and soft-hackled flies. It was Bill Shuck who sent me a photo of a fly that was originated by Nemes...Bill had tied the fly from a description given him. This fly is possibly the only fly that was created by Nemes.

Further information on the fly was given to me by Doug Duvall who has some first hand knowledge of Nemes and has been very helpful to me. It's known that Nemes visited Scotland in late 1996 and early 1997. Here he fished and wrote about it, later publishing it in his book Six Months In Scotland.

The fly that Sylvester Nemes created is..."Salars Nemesis"

"Salars Nemesis"....Created By Sylvester Nemes....Tied By Alan Petrucci
I tried my best to recreate Nemes fly to the best of my ability. My access to salmon fly hooks is one type and that's what I used.


The recipe is...Hook, a salmon fly Daiichi 2441 #8...Tail, Golden pheasant tippets...Body, Orange Silk...Rib, Flat silver tinsel...Thorax, Orange Dubbing...Hackle, Yellow Hen Saddle...Thread, Orange.


Here is the fly tied on a Tiemco TMC204R #8 hook.







19 comments:

  1. I have a couple of Names' books.... great stuff....

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    1. Doug Korn, Fly Tyer
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      Doug he was a master at what he did.

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  2. "Neat but not gaudy" Alan. I personally consider salmon flies as fly rod lures rather than flies. Since Atlantic salmon don't really feed in fresh water, it pretty much explains why their patterns have developed as they have.

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    1. John Dornik
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      John Atlantic salmon files especially the fully dressed ones are more art rather fishing flies. I've read that sparsely tied hair wings account for most of the catches.

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  3. I like small salmon flies, an this one definitely fits the bill. This is the kind of fly I love for sea run brown trout. What type of orange dubbing did you use for the thorax? It has a nice sheen to it.

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan this fly was tied small, I'm not certain how big Nemes tied his, but I will find out.
      The dubbing is Davy Wotton's SLF, Golden Olive.

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  4. Those colors are electric. There's so many things you can do with this pattern; I'd love to see your version of a small stream SH on an Allen hook. You could turn this into a streamer... Beautiful tie, Alan.

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    1. mike
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      Mike what type-style Allen hook are you talking about?
      The bottom fly can be fished as a streamer. I guess the colors would work well on a Mustad 3665A streamer hook.....the flash on the fly would get a brook trout or land-locked salmons attention.

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  5. That is a beauty..but then I would expect nothing less from an artist like yourself Brk Trt..

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    1. penbayman
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      Mike your so kind. Are you digging out?
      Stay warm.

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  6. Nicely done, Alan. I like your version very much.

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    1. William Shuck
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      Bill thank you for your help on this one.

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  7. Alan
    Gorgeous fly. It has the colors of the brook trout in the photo below.

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    1. TROUT1
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      Pete I can still remember lifting that brookie out of the stream.....I have to take you there this spring.

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  8. Alan as always, very nicely done. So many of the classic patterns still catch fish just fine. :)

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    1. Ralph Long
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      Ralph I know your of the same school...if it works then fish it.

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  9. Merry Christmas Alan. Today, Jan 07, is Russian (Orthodox) Christmas. It feels like Siberia at my deck. The temp is 2 deg below zero F. Time for some fly tying. I located a spool of antique, brown, twisted silk buttonhole thread which will make splendid variation of Stewart's black spider.

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    1. John Dornik
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      Merry Christmas...I'll bet there will be some festive eats at the Dornik home.
      I love tying with antique materials, although I don't have many. I have some materials from Lee Wulff maybe I'll get creative.

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