|Landlocked Salmon Isonychia tied by Mark Hagopian|
The Relentless One, SHJ New England Liason, Mark Hagopian, offers us this take on the Landlocked Salmon Isonychia pattern tied by William, of the FlySpoke blog. William’s version calls for a body of red thread, which might be okay if one has William’s particular (unspecified) brand of red thread, ensuring it will turn the right color when wet. Mark, wisely, to my thinking, substitutes Pearsol’s Claret Silk, a proven match for Isonychia, in tying this version. This one speaks to me in that way good patterns do. And even though Isonychia doesn’t occur in my home water, I’m going to tie some & add them to my box just so I can look at them. I like the way the silk is built up through the thorax area to create the classic Isonychia silhouette. And I see this design approach lending itself to simulating emergers, cripples & drowned adults of a number of medium sized mayflies.
Beautiful pattern , Mark. Thanks for sharing it.
Landlocked Salmon Isonychia
Hook: #10 Orvis Tactical Barbless
Thread: Pearsall’s Claret Silk
Tail: lemon wood duck – curved upward
Body: Pearsall’s Claret Silk – build up through the thorax area
Wing: lemon wood duck – curved upward