Runners Flies – Fly Pattern
– Novel concept pattern
– Tied on tubes
– With 3.2 mm high quality cone head
– Tied with Snow Runner brushes
– Excellent movement and volume in water
– Low air resistance for easy casting
– Runners Available in proven effective colours for west-coast and BC steelhead and Chinook.
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.
This series of flies is based on our new Snowrunner (Nayat) brushes. This material allows for a beautiful tear drop shaped wing with good translucency and excellent shape retention and mobility in the water. The sparse amount of materials makes for a fly that casts easy, yet has a big profile. We have designed the "Runners" on our 3mm tubes in combination with our 3.2mm cone heads. This makes for a nearly indestructible fly. "Runners" are available in colour combinations that have proven effective for west-coast Steelhead and Chinook Salmon. We have left the tubes fairly long so that you can either insert a straight eyed hook directly into the 3mm tube, or you can shorten the tube a bit and fish a free swinging hook. Both methods work well and create solid hook ups. All Runners are tied expertly to our exacting standards. While designed initially for Steelhead, Runners have proven very effective for Chinook. It is a great all-round pattern that is very durable and can be adapted for use on many species. Here is a Youtube video on how to tie the Runner.
* 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Blue, Black, Crustacean, Orange Pink