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 a dancing girl. There are many versions in the Snaelda flies family but the most common Snaelda flies 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.
Fishing Snaelda Fly Patterns
As the Snaelda fly is based on tubes these can be used with any hook permitted on the waters you sare fishing for salmon. The smaller 0.5 inch Snaelda tube flies will be fished more in brighter summer weather. Larger Snaelda flies are used early season or late season. Like any salmon tube fly you can use the Snaelda flies on sinking flylines to get the flies deep in Spate waters.
Varying Snaelda Fly Size & Color By Season
Use green colour in Snaelda flies in the early part of the season. Larger 1 inch Snaelda salmon flies will be used in early and late salmon fishing season. In The middle of the seaon, during summer you should be using the smaller 0.5 inch Snaeldas in brighter colours.
As the Snaelda are tube flies use relevant size and type of hooks for the water. Typically a small double tube fly hook is sufficient for Snaelda tube flies all year round.