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    Tie of the Month September 2021: 'Back to Basics'

    A beautifully tied shrimp fly
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    POLL: Tie of the Month August 2021: 'The Far Side'

    Some really great fly tying skills being shown this month...well done all. Like any fly I vote for, which one would I like to tie on to fish. My vote this month went Spectrum Shrimp, m,y sort of fly. I also misssed the VOTE 3, my other votes would have gone to EASER and SEBASP
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    POLL. Tie of the Month July: 'You need to be Small Minded'

    My sort of fly all over......I would fish one with confidence......this one got my vote
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    Natural Golden Pheasant Skins

    Does anyone on the forum have any natural GP skins for sale......many thanks
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    GP Body Skins

    Can anyone tell me where I can buy any NATURAL GOLDEN PHEASANT BODY SKINS.......thanks
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    Jungle Cock Sub

    Thanks Graham
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    Jungle Cock Sub

    I have been asked to tie up some Irish shrimp flies and he wants JC tied in them. Can anyone recommend a suitable sub for the real thing. The flies are being tied on size 10 and 12 doubles, so the sub must be on the small side Thanks
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    A Year In The Life Of The River Tay

    This should be a good programe to watch tonight SATURDAY 1915pm to 2045pm on BBC2 if anyone missed it the last time it was shown
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    Old Man's River

    Going back a good few years, in the 60;s, I was told that the River Derwent in Cumbria was an OLD MAN'S RIVER. I asked this fisherman exactly what he meant and he told me that it was a river that done a lot for you. Make a baddish cast and it would sort it out for you, well defined pools, easy...
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    Using BIG GP Feathers

    I don't know if anyone else does this but on GP skins they are quite a number of very long breast feathers. They can make a fly look out of balance if you tie them on small hooks. . On the double hook picture the hackle is the longest I could find on the skins I have. It's tied on a Nordic size...
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    Got the saddles from Lathkill
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    Thanks GK I always tie my shrimp flies with that low set profile. When you tie them like that you haven;t to dress them too heavy or else they look like a blob of fluff in the water....they are very effective
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    Here's a cock saddle hackle to show you how webby they can look..........and these dyed saddles only cost me £4 each
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    Hi Nathan I have tied these shrimps with Indian dyed cock SADDLE hackles........the stalks on them are a bit thinner than off the capes. If you double the hackle at the wide end of the hackle where the softish hackle is you can tie in the hackle and it looks a bit like hen. Im wondering if that...
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    It's been quite a while now since I tied any shrimp[ flies so started tying these on Partridge Nordic size 10 doubles. I usually like JC in them but have none right now. Whether it matters in small shrimp flies I don't know.