The Temple Dog series of flies have become one of the most successful early season / high water salmon flies available. Originally designed and tied by Swedish fly-tier Hakan Norling Temple Dog flies were designed to create a salmon fly with substantial body, size and importantly action. The larger versions are by far and away the most popular ‘must have’ flies for fishing early season in Scandinavian and Russian Rivers.
Hakan Norling created the original Templedog. In this video he shows all the steps in perfect detail including his special technique of layering the wing to provide the fly pattern with added volume but without resorting to an overly bulky wing.