FOUR TO TIE FOR A KOLA TROPHY
Hook Size 10-12 TMC 100 Thread Yellow Semperfli 6/0 Nano silk Body Mahogany-brown Superfine dubbing Thorax Dark-brown Orvis Nymph dubbing Hackle Silver badger To tie a standard Super Pupa, you clip the hackle fibres above and below the body. To dress this pattern, fished by my Swedish friends, you only trim the hackle fibres underneath. I suspect its colour is a deviation from the original, too. I do know it did untold damage late in the evening.
Hook Size 10-12 Partridge Grub Thread Yellow Semperfli 12/0 Nano silk Rib Brown Semperfli 0.2mm wire Body Caddis-green Superfine dubbing Thorax Maroon Semperfli Straggle-string Head 2.8mm black tungsten bead For the impatient, this Caddis Pupa proved its worth in periods when nothing stirred at the surface. The Straggle-string collar does a great job of suggesting legs. It was best fished several feet beneath a yarn indicator and cast a fair way upstream into deep pots.
Hook Size 10-12 Partridge Dry-fly Supreme Thread Yellow Semperfli 6/0 Nano silk Body Olive Ice-dub Underwing (optional) Natural CDC Wing Natural elk hair Without question the number-one dry-fly during my stay in Russia. A CDC underwing provides movement and a degree of scruffiness. Body colours can be altered, but I have utmost confidence in olive Ice-dub.
Hook Size 8-10 Fulling Mill Nymph Special Thread Black Semperfli 6/0 Nano silk Rib Brown 0.2mm wire Tail Red Semperfli Extreme String Body Black Ice-dub Zonker strip Dyed black rabbit Collar Two hen grizzle hackles Head Black tungsten bullet bead Whatever your sentiments about Streamers, shrewd anglers always have a few in their box, especially when travelling. They’re handy for searching pools quickly and when conditions don’t favour genteel methods.