Magnus Fly


A Danish streamer pattern that imitates various baitfish and shrimp, used in both freshwater and saltwater.

How it's tied

The Magnus fly is tied on a streamer or long shank hook. The base of its is typically formed using chenille, dubbed fur, or floss in colors such as black, olive, or white. The tail is crafted from a few strands of marabou or soft hackle fibers.

The body of the Magnus fly is created from a generous bunch of bucktail or marabou, tied in along the hook shank and extending past the tail, imitating the shape and profile of a baitfish, crayfish or shrimp. A throat hackle or a few strands of soft hackle fibers can be added under the hook shank, offering additional movement and color contrast to the pattern.

The head of the fly is formed by wrapping the tying thread, creating a small, neat head that secures all the materials in place. A drop of head cement can be applied for added durability.

What it mimics

The Magnus fly is designed to imitate various baitfish, crayfish and shrimp. Its natural profile, lively movement, and bold colors make it a great allround pattern for targeting fish that feed on these.

Where it's used

The Magnus fly can be used in both freshwater and saltwater and is primarily used to target sea trout and salmon. No wonder it was invented in Denmark, home of some of the best sea trout and salmon fishing on the planet!

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Fish you can can fly fish for with the Magnus

Atlantic Mackerel

Atlantic Salmon

Brown Trout

Cutthroat Trout

European Flounder


Golden Trout

Marble Trout


Sea bass

Sea Trout

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