The universal Cascade fly – A must have for the upcoming season in Russia

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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 the famed Russian Salmon river it is a “Must” to have in the “ammunition box”. At Grand Varzuga roughly 60 – 70 percent of our salmon are caught on Cascade in size 6, and I estimate that the Cascade fly score more than between 20 – 30 percent of our total catch at 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.

The Cascade

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

For those of our guests that want buy flies containing the right Karma, we will of course have plenty of high quality Cascades in the camp tied by Danish Master Fly tier Nicholas Boss Nielsen