The HITCHMAN Series
We are proud to put forward this uniqe fly to all that shop with us at Fishmadman and who over the years have followed our development of flies for this special and highly addictive form of fishing.
We promise you a riffling hitch fly for fresh running salmon that you have never seen the likes of before.
The HITCHMAN series something extraordinary
Here the HITCHMAN GOLD from our new great series of riffling hitch flies.
Over + 40 years I have been building highly specialized flies for surface fishing and from many 100´s of fly patterns I only have very few that I would call extraordinarily good – The flies from this series are such flies. I designed them on a notion, putting together some of the best and most seductive details we use in our many other riffling hitch flies and was rewarded with a fly that broke the code and brought a long line of salmon to the top…in such a way that I immediately knew I was onto something special.
We are proud to put forward this fly to all that shop with us at Fishmadman and who have followed our development of flies for this special and addictive form of fishing.
We promise you a riffling hitch fly for fresh running salmon that you have never seen the likes of before
Enjoy Jesper Fohrmann
Big Atlantic salmon caught on Hitchman Gold – Owner ST # 14 hooks – 0.27 Maxima. The salmon has battle scares on the jaws from a possible encounter with an illegal gill net.
Iridescent pixel mylar
The Hitchman series have a unique appearance based on the experience we have with various low water lures and flies for salmon and trout – adding these green iridescent pixels to the head of the fly have proven to be very successful. The iridescent material is glued on to the fly with super-glue
Fly is shown with hook – but sold without one!
Depending on your preference, the rules of the riverkeeper or water association you would
choose hooks suited for the river your fishing. To the left, you can see our suggestions on hooks – but we have many more hooks in our hook-category
The overall length of the HITCHMAN series is 35-millimeter with the wing – but a body of only 15 millimeters is equivalent in length to a # 8 hook single fly pattern… But it is a difficult fly to compare to a fly tied on a hook.
The other flies from the HITCHMAN series
The other riffling hitch tube flies
Collection Of Flies
Selection of Riffling Hitch – Micro tube flies – treble hook version
Collection Of Flies
Selection of Riffling Hitch – Micro tube flies – Single hook version
The riffling hitch tube fly system – In detail
Delicate micro flies perfected to trail in the surface
All Fishmadman hitch tube flies are based on the same clever system that will enable you to fish with different hooks.
The line is entered through a hole in the belly or side of the fly – This will make the fly pull to the surface and wake. Due to the design of the tube system, the fly will hitch with ease even in slack water – We use fine hair from small squirrel as this has proven to be unrivaled material for these subtle micro wake flies.
Probably the best hitch tubing – ever made…
We think we have the right to brag… when we say the best tubing ever made. All other tubing found in fly tying shops could not live up to our expectations. Together with a chemical engineer, we developed a new PVC-free plastic formula for the solemn purpose of producing a tube for riffling hitch.
- It will withstand a lot of mechanical wear
- Very low memory – This will ensure that the tube fall back into place after use (hook removed)
- Will work in a wide range of temperatures including frost cold days.
This is the same tube we use for our wake flies and other bigger tube flies. See the tube in our shop
Squirrel tail in the right size
We use hair from very small or juvenile squirrels – This type of fine hair is not too stiff – nor too fine…but just perfect for these subtle surface flies.
Learn more about squirrel tails for fly tying
More on the subject riffling hitch...
Our exclusive page on riffling hitch fishing and flies
Our main pages on the riffling hitch sport – Read more about the riffling hitch pattern history and styling – A dedicated page on Fishmadman.comRead more on Fishmadman.com
Riffling hitch know-how…
Know how page on riffling hitch – See how to fish with themRead more on Fishmadman.com
Thomas Lykke (verified owner) –
Terry Byrn (verified owner) –
John Shaw (verified owner) –
mads hørberg (verified owner) –
Works immediately on surface
Jan van Nassau (verified owner) –
South Holland, Netherlands
Kenneth McCance (verified owner) –