The Salmon Cloudberry Fly
Tying description : Use f.ex Cernit (modelling clay. Art. Nr. 022 orange), make small balls, create a look-a-like cloudberry
on a tube or a hook, bake at 100-130 C (215-270 F) for 15-20 minutes, finish with flytying
lacquer, glue or transparent nail polish for shining balls.
Suitable hook for the Salmon Cloudberry Fly is Mustad Salmon Fly Hook Tube Treble 80560 BL size 2, 4 or 6
If you find the fly a bit superfluous, take less roe balls. One, two or three could be enough on a
hook (optional). What is important is the ball size and colour.
Yes, I stripped (slaughtered) a kind of Orange Charm Salmon Fly and left parts of the body (optional).
To present the "salmon roe" properly you need e.g. this special kind of a
I can understand if some of you find the creation a bit odd ..... and even far away from the Art
of Fly Fishing. For you puritans and now indignant see below, there I have put some help to
lower your blood pressure !
Tube Cloudberry : 4 gram / 0.1412 ounce
Hook Cloudberry : 2.5 gram / 0.0882 ounce
This service is to link you to pictures of nicely tied flies with help from
Google Image Search. You will probably also find pictures that not
correspond to the specific fly that you wished to view .... but in most cases
Thus, find Classic Salmon Flies and other flies by pasting their name within the quotation
mark in the field below: "Jock Scott" "Green Highlander" "Blue Doctor"
"Spey Ghillie" "Blue Charm" "Orange Norseman" "Montana Nymph" etc.
Of course you can also paste and search for images on Fly Rod names, Reel names Hook names
Some things on my pages may be considered offensive by some people. Offense is not welcome here.
If you become offended, I am sorry
Ohps ! Thought that the Cloudberry was a berry that was well known all over
the World. Actually
the berry it self is not the main thing here, more as a kind of a metaphor
for Salmon roe. In
my mind the "Salmon Roe Fly" do not beat the more tasty and fancy name
"Salmon Cloudberry Fly"
However I can say that the Cloudberry is an exquisite berry! Cloudberries
are very common on
bogs (swamp, marais, Sumpf, palude, pantano) in the Northern parts of
Scandinavia. You can
hopefully see and learn more about Cloudberries pasting in the Google field
or the Latin expression "Rubus chamaemorus" .... or even in your mother
tongue. In Countries
were Cloudberries do not exist it is difficult to find out what word people
use for this very berry, but here a try : "Moltebeere"
"Mûre boréale" or "Mûre sauvage" or
"Fausses-mûres" or "Mûres de ronces" or "Faux mûrier" or
() , "Camemoro"
() , "Rovo"
() , "Framboesa"
() , "Multebær"
() , "Muurain"
() , "Molte"
() , "Hjortron"
At least the Swedish word "Hjortron" will give you over 245 hits. The
berry Hjortron is in Swedish synonymous to; Multebär, Myrbär,
Solbär and dialect; Snattren, Snåttren, Snottra,
Myrrbär etc. If Botany could be of interest, please visit the Linnean herbarium
at the Swedish Museum of Natural History
< Lennart.Widmark@fek.umu.se >