Friday, February 1, 2013

We have used many traditional dry flies for Mahseer during the years; like Wulff patterns in different color combinations and also Stimulators and Terrestrials. The Stimulator flies have been out-fishing most flies but tied on a normal dry fly hook they are not strong enough for a big Mahseer, so we now use Mustad low water salmon hooks for our Mahseer dries and extra strong Kamasan hooks for our Mahseer nymphs. Problem with these hooks are that they are quite heavy and the fly sinks after a while. The new Sherpa Stimulator flies with tighter wrapped body hackle (we use high quality Metz and Keough hackle for our Mahseer dries) and extra Deer hair in the wing and tail have solved this problem and they are very good for the Mahseer and can support a trailing nymph. Here comes a couple of our new Sherpa Stimulator dry flies specially designed for Mahseer dry fly fishing and you can see all the other special Mahseer flies we are now making on the following page:

Black Death Mahseer Stimulator by Jonas Nyqvist Sherpa Flies

Yellow Mahseer Stimulator by Jonas Nyqvist Sherpa Flies

Sherpa Mahseer Stimulator by Jonas Nyqvist

Olive Mahseer Stimulator tied on Mustad Low water Salmon Hook 


  1. You've got great designs for dry flies. My partner is always busy making dry fly because he loves fishing. He says that it is one way for him to take away all the stresses he had.

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    1. Hi Charlotte,

      Thanks, I have been training 14 poor girls from a farming community in southern Nepal now for 3 months and they are now making world class flies see page:

  2. That black death simulator looks nuts man! You guys really know your stuff and there is no doubt about it. Do you guys get out every weekend to do your fishing? I try to but cant get away from work all the time on every weekend like id like to.

    1. Hi Chrisat,

      Thanks for the comments regarding the Black Death Stimulator. I have designed some more Mahseer flies all tied on extra strong hooks that we fished with last week for Golden Mahseer in Nepal and they worked well. see page:

      Tight lines


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