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The Fly Tying Station – How To Tie The Semper Fly

31 July 2020

Fly Tying Lesson – How To Tie The  Semper Fly by Cullan Ashby

In this episode of The Fly Tying Station, Alphonse Fishing Co. guide Cullan Ashby presents a step-by-step tutorial on how to tie his version of the infamous GT tamer, the Semper!

The Semper is one of our top fly choices when it comes to targeting the giant trevally. This fly, like all Semper patterns, has an incredible movement in the water which makes it irresistible to any cruising giant trevally. Despite the bulky appearance of the fly, once it gets wet it is actually quite easy to cast with.

As a general rule, lighter coloured flies should be used on the white sand e.g. tan and white, as these lighter colours are more representative of species such as mullet, small trevally and bream. Darker coloured patterns are more suitable for surf areas and coral fingers e.g. red, black, and brown, making a realistic impression of various types of reef dwellers, grouper, snapper and emperors.

This fly choice is ideal for the flats of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles and can be used for chasing giant trevally and a variety of saltwater species like the bluefin trevally, barracuda, grouper, and snapper.


Fly Tying Video – How To Tie The Semper Fly by Cullan Ashby


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