Even though the Intruder was a specific pattern made by two good friends Ed ward and Jerry French. It has now become more a style in fly tying. Now a days every fly tied on a shank with big dumbbell eyes and a trailer hook is called an intruder. It was originally designed for salmon in Alaska and steelhead in their home waters.
The last couple of years more anglers are using this style of flies here in Denmark. The fly has 3 key features. It hooks very well, it sinks fast and it has a lot of movement to it.
Most of my intruders are tied after the same principle. And from there I change colors and weigh to soothe the conditions. Early season I use powerful colors and heavy tungsten eyes to get down to the fish. Later in the season I tend to use black flies with lighter brass eyes.
Late in may I will start night fishing in river karup. And for that I have tied up a night intruder in some good colors for Karup. It’s from the fly that the very skilled fly tyer and angler Mogens Styhr kreated years ago I’ve got my inspiration.
Mogens’ special 1 intruder style
Hook: FF intruder shank and a stinger hook connected with intruder wire
Backend: first a ball of yellow Uv dubbing. A hackle of yellow marabou followed by black slappen.
Body: black wool yarn and silver flatbraid as rib.
Front part: a hackle of black marabou, FF after midnight flash and blue slappen.
Eyes: brass dumbbell eyes silver with yellow eyes.
I am really looking forward to swing this fly the upcoming season. I will let you know how it turned out.
At the age of eight he got his first fly rod and a starter fly tying kit.
At the age of fourteen he started tying for the local fishing shop and then it took off from there.
He has now spent thousands of hours behind his fly tying vice and tied for several shops in Scandinavia and in Germany.
He also makes a lot of fly tying demos.
Kasper is a very versatile tyer he ties everything from the smallest dry flies to the biggest and meanest pike streamers.
But his biggest passion is the saltwater Seatrout flies, especially the shrimp flies.
He is always looking for new materials and new methods to make it easier and more effective.