The Cascade salmon fly pattern has caught thousands of fish in recent years and has become one of the most successful flies for Atlantic salmon. Fishing one the many Famous Russian Salmon river it is a “Must” to have in the “ammunition box”. I estimate that we have a Cascade fly behind more than 60 percent of our total catches in Grand Varzuga, Ponoi and Umba.
The Cascade can produce fish in almost any conditions and at any time of year. In the summer tiny flies tied on size 12 hooks or even smaller doubles will take fish in the lowest water. When the water is higher or colder, larger sizes or single, double up to size 2. For really high and cold water tube fly versions tied on plastic, aluminum or brass tubes are successful from the earliest days of spring and again for very late autumn fishing.
Tail: hot Orange & Yellow Bucktail with clear Krystal hair.
Body: half silver and half black floss silk with medium oval tinsel rib.
Wing: Black Fox, maybe with some silver Krystal Hair blended into the wing.
Collar hackles: yellow & hot orange.
Head: black thread or varnish