Category: Atlantic Salmon
Hook: #2 Tiemco TMC 7999
Thread: Orange, best is 1/0 to build up underbody
Tag: Silver oval tinsel
Tail: Magenta or pink dyed polar bear, one body length, unstacked
Butt: Small mound of tying thread, left visible by lightly dubbing over it first section of body
Rib: Oval silver tinsel and palmered golden pheasant crest
Body: Seal fur in three equal sections, from rear, cream, yellow, olive
Throat: Red golden pheasant crest
Wing: Bright green dyed Mallard flank
Mark's Notes: ..An old Irish pattern I believe, tied by a fisherman many years ago, and named after his wife, Andora.
This pattern has captured my fascination since described to me by Bryant Freeman one fine fall day on River Philip Nova Scotia. Bryant is well known in salmon circles, as a master fly-tier, and even better story teller, a great guy who always greets with a smile and a laugh, a true ambassador of the sport of chasing Atlantic salmon. He claimed that he could hook one of the stubborn salmon my buddy and I had fished over for 2 hours, and ten flies, without a raise. Bryant told us the story of the Andora as my buddy prepared to cast Bryant's rod, which just happened to have one tied on. He told us that the fish would move for the Andora, and he indeed did raise two of them, in the first three casts, and for me the legend of a fly was brought to light. He also took the time to explain to us exactly how to tie it, this is as good as I can explain it.
You can see of the Mark's flies on his page on this site: Mark Willigar Flies.