:What are Snaelda Flies? The Snaelda salmon fly pattern is a very popular salmon fly pattern used throughout Europe on many great Salmon rivers. Snaelda is Icelandic for for dancing girl. There are many versions in the Snaelda family but the most common ones must be the Snaelda Black Yellow & Orange Salmon Tube Fly or the Snaelda Black Yellow & Green Salmon Tube Fly. The Snaelda is a very popular fly in Scotland, Russia and of course Iceland where it has its origins.