All our Irish salmon rivers are bank high at the moment. Of course eventually they will drop to a fly fishing level. However, those fishing with spinning outfits are likely to have the first of the sport. They can get their lures down really deep and they have the bling of those flashy blades to attract fish. A client asked me to tie “something” for him that might also work, but he wants to fish with his fly rod. So here is the Yeti Cascade!
The Yeti Cascade is a variation on the standard green butt cascade. The wing is black fox with Yeti Hair over. I kid you not, the package said Yeti’s Moms Hair!! I added a propeller blade to the front of the tube fly. This thing really spins around in the water. They are banned on a lot of small water stocked fisheries so they must be pretty effective.
I tied another version with some extra fox in the wing. Maybe the extra profile of this one will be better, it is difficult to say.
This client really likes purple flies so I also tied up a purple version for him.
Purple is very popular in other countries but you do not see it so much on Irish salmon flies. Nevertheless it can be a very productive colour and I really like Irish shrimp flies with dark purple tails.