Jaap Kalkman Signature Series Steelhead Flies
$2.95 – $79.95
– The ultimate fly collection for Skeena drainage steelhead
– Developed by long-time Bulkley guide Jaap Kalkman
– Highest quality material and ties
– Set: Tube Leech (blue, pink and black), Steelhead Single Egg, Bulkley Bandit, Formula 1, Egg-sucking Rhea Stinger, Pink Rhea Stinger, Seeker (low light and bright light), Destroyer (low light and bright light)
Custom Hand Tied Flies by Jaap Kalkman
In order to make custom fly production feasible and cost-effective there is a minimum order quantity of 6 per fly pattern.
I have fished and guided the Skeena system for the last 30 years, quite intensely. Over those years I have fine-tuned the flies that I use for the various tributaries of the Skeena. The flies that are part of my signature series are my "bread-and -butter" flies. They have stood the test of time and are reliable producers. With this set of flies I would be confident to fish a full season on the Skeena and it's tributaries. Many of the flies are relatively simple patterns. No fancy "extras" to appeal to the consumer, just simple, solidly tied flies, with the best materials available, you will not find a better quality fly. For more information on how these flies are tied and how, when and where I fish them please refer to my blog article here.
* NOTE: all tube flies come without a hook. We suggest a straight eye, off-set bait style hook, for connected rigging. For looped riggings we suggest a 45 degree up-eye, bait style hook, off-set, such as a Partridge Patriot Intruder hook. For dry flies we suggest the Partridge Patriot Stinger, inserted up-side-down.
All our flies are Custom Hand Tied here in Smithers, BC, Canada by Jaap Kalkman. With a broad experience in commercial fly production, fly design, guiding and destination travel, Jaap will be able to help you with fly selection and tie the perfect flies for your next fly fishing adventure.
We have a selection of fly designs that you can choose from, or you can completely custom design your flies. Either way the flies will be tied for you by Jaap. To facilitate the ordering process you can simply order the flies that we have in our design selection from the site. Using our standard shopping experience with basket and secure checkout. If you want a customized design that is not in our selection simply contact Jaap: email@example.com
Custom fly production takes time; we suggest to order your flies at least 2-3 months prior to your trip in order to make sure that your flies can be produced on time. When you place your order we will let you know when you can expect your flies to be ready. Waiting times most commonly vary between 2 weeks and 3 months. For big orders from Lodges and Guides and Outfitters we suggest to order your fly selections for the next season just after the current season.
In order to make custom fly production feasable and cost-effective there is a minimum order quantity of 6 per fly pattern.
The difference between a good angler and a great angler lies in the details. This goes also for fly designs. Attention to detail is what we do, from hook or tube selection to materials to the way the material are tied in to make them move the best. The end result is a fly that produces more strikes, the landing part is up to you!
Bulkley Bandit, Destroyer Bright Light, Destroyer Low Light, Egg Sucking Rhea Stinger, Formula 1, Pink Rhea Stinger, Seeker Bright Light, Seeker Low Light, Steelhead Single Egg, Tube Leech Black, Tube Leech Blue, Tube Leech Pink, Full Set of Flies