POLL: Tie of the Month March 2021: I just can't decide!!

Who tied your favourite fly?

  • Jockiescott

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Iain Mortimer

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Ypres

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • mc andy

    Votes: 3 3.7%
  • DrPatrickT

    Votes: 11 13.6%
  • Anthony

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • pnut123

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Woodsy

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Beel

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • willmorris

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Clydebuilt

    Votes: 7 8.6%
  • Timmins

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • nickolas

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Tony Mac

    Votes: 4 4.9%
  • Flow

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Wormo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • SnapT14

    Votes: 3 3.7%
  • Stephenb91

    Votes: 6 7.4%
  • Logan Houston

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Spectrum Shrimp

    Votes: 15 18.5%
  • SebasP

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • FaughanPurple

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • nwsalar

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Mattytree

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Doublehooked

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ryan Houston

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Pubs

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • SEDGY

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Andrzej

    Votes: 3 3.7%
  • Gavinmcc

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Slaneybs

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Tailfire

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • GaryD

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • LouisCha

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Bens_Flies

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Zamora

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • westie4566

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Scierra

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • easky

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Easer

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    81
  • Poll closed .

iainmortimer

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Welcome to Tie of the Month
March 2021


This months Theme: I just can't decide!!
From one extreme to the other.

Last months theme was quite specific and I'm sure there was a bit of head scratching and good natured moaning about the ineptitude of the organiser for making life so hard, especially for the first event of the year! This month therefore I've decided to go to the other extreme and make life difficult by giving you a very wide choice of fly patterns, almost unlimited in fact and not just once, but twice by combining a couple of ideas. That may prove to generate even more head scratching than last month and so have fun :p

We often talk about whether rivers are mostly known for grilse or salmon and if there is a sea trout run, are they known as sea trout rivers with a few salmon or salmon rivers with a few sea trout? There are then those days, especially if we are up in the pre-dawn of a misty morning or fishing into dusk during the warmer months when the river is running fresh and cool but a wee bit on the low side. Those times when it feels like the pools may offer the opportunity for a few sea trout but far less chance of some silver. What do I do? Do I forgo the chance of a salmon and target their smaller cousins, do I stay focused and just go for the salmon, do I select a fly that may tempt both or perhaps add a dropper for the sea trout and so hedge my bets. Choices, choices!!

Well for this month I have made some of that choice for you. We are going to fish a point fly for the salmon and add a dropper for the sea trout. How hard can it be? Your choice is the harder one, which two flies do you put your faith in and which two would appeal for most rivers and the intriguing pools within them. That part is down to you. Good luck!


SPECIFIC GUIDANCE
  • You must tie two flies for this month, one recognised as mainly targetting salmon, the other for sea-trout which should be suitable for the dropper.
  • Rule two still applies and so both flies must be shown together in the one photo
  • The final bit of guidance, there is no further guidance...you may now open your fly pattern books!:giggle:

ENTRIES

JockieScott
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Iain Mortimer
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Ypres
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mc andy
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DrPatrickT
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Anthony
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pnut123
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Woodsy
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Beel
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willmorris
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Clydebuilt
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Timmins
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nickolas
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Tony Mac
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Flow
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Wormo
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SnapT14
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Stephenb91
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Logan Houston
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Spectrum Shrimp
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SebasP
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FauhganPurple
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nwsalar
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Mattytree
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Doublehooked
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Ryan Houston
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Pubs
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SEDGY
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Andrzej
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Gavinmcc
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Slaneybs
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Tailfire
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GaryD
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LouisCha
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Zamora
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westie4566
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Scierra
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easky
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Jockiescott

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Why anyone would target sea trout when salmon fishing, I do not know for the life of me!!! πŸ€” Each to their own I suppose.

If FaughanPurple is reading this, he will know the joy I take from hooking and landing Sea Trout and my wee pet name for them!!! πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Only messing guys! Or am I??? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

Thanks Mr Mortimer. If it wasn't difficult enough trying to decide on one fly per month, you now want two! And for two different species? And me off drink for Lent too!!! πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ There's a badness in you sir!!!

Seriously though, this should be a real cracker this month and I'm really looking forward to seeing all the entries. Especially if we can get the participation of the February comp.

We'll done Iain and good luck to one and all!!! πŸ‘
 

Clydebuilt

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OK,

Had a spare hour so set about the vice.....but, these took longer than expected, the flamethrower still needs varnished but the dogs are looking at me for their long overdue dinner πŸ˜‚

Seatrout dropper (Teal Blue and Silver Muddler variant) and a Salmon chaser (Orange/Yellow/Black Flamethrower)

Salmon:
Size 9 Salar
Tag: Gold Oval Small
Rear Body: Gold Lurex ribbed with Small oval gold
Wing: Mixed Willie Gunn and ripple flash
Mid hackles: Orange under Yellow
Front Body: Gold litebrite dubbing
Front Hackle: Black cock under JC eyes
Head: #16 pearl tinsel

Seatrout:
Size 10 Kamasan B175
Tail: Tippet
Rib: Small Neon Silver wire
Body: Silver lurex
Hackle: Teal Blue
Underwing: Edit: Teal
Over wing: Blue Bucktail and ripple flash
Head: Trimmed blue buck under trimmed Winter Roe


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I'll hopefully be home for May's TOTM..maybe


Good luck all

Cheers

Cb
 
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iainmortimer

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OK,

Had a spare hour so set about the vice.....but, these took longer than expected, the flamethrower still needs varnished but the dogs are looking at me for their long overdue dinner πŸ˜‚

Seatrout dropper (Teal Blue and Silver Muddler variant) and a Salmon chaser (Orange/Yellow/Black Flamethrower)

Salmon:
Size 9 Salar
Tag: Gold Oval Small
Rear Body: Gold Lurex ribbed with Small oval gold
Wing: Mixed Willie Gunn and ripple flash
Mid hackles: Orange under Yellow
Front Body: Gold litebrite dubbing
Front Hackle: Black cock under JC eyes
Head: #16 pearl tinsel

Seatrout:
Size 10 Kamasan B175
Tail: Tippet
Rib: Small Neon Silver wire
Body: Silver lurex
Hackle: Teal Blue
Underwing: Teal
Over wing: Blue Bucktail and ripple flash
Head: Trimmed blue buck under trimmed Winter Roe


View attachment 57907

I'll hopefully be home for May's TOTM..maybe


Good luck all

Cheers

Cb

Thats a perfect opener. I hope the long trip goes smoothly!
 

DrPatrickT

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OK,

Had a spare hour so set about the vice.....but, these took longer than expected, the flamethrower still needs varnished but the dogs are looking at me for their long overdue dinner πŸ˜‚

Seatrout dropper (Teal Blue and Silver Muddler variant) and a Salmon chaser (Orange/Yellow/Black Flamethrower)

Salmon:
Size 9 Salar
Tag: Gold Oval Small
Rear Body: Gold Lurex ribbed with Small oval gold
Wing: Mixed Willie Gunn and ripple flash
Mid hackles: Orange under Yellow
Front Body: Gold litebrite dubbing
Front Hackle: Black cock under JC eyes
Head: #16 pearl tinsel

Seatrout:
Size 10 Kamasan B175
Tail: Tippet
Rib: Small Neon Silver wire
Body: Silver lurex
Hackle: Teal Blue
Underwing: Teal
Over wing: Blue Bucktail and ripple flash
Head: Trimmed blue buck under trimmed Winter Roe


View attachment 57907

I'll hopefully be home for May's TOTM..maybe


Good luck all

Cheers

Cb
Yeah yeah - off to β€˜work’ - more like that zen mega tying retreat you’ve been sneaking off to 🀣.
 

ibm59

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OK,

Had a spare hour so set about the vice.....but, these took longer than expected, the flamethrower still needs varnished but the dogs are looking at me for their long overdue dinner πŸ˜‚

Seatrout dropper (Teal Blue and Silver Muddler variant) and a Salmon chaser (Orange/Yellow/Black Flamethrower)

Salmon:
Size 9 Salar
Tag: Gold Oval Small
Rear Body: Gold Lurex ribbed with Small oval gold
Wing: Mixed Willie Gunn and ripple flash
Mid hackles: Orange under Yellow
Front Body: Gold litebrite dubbing
Front Hackle: Black cock under JC eyes
Head: #16 pearl tinsel

Seatrout:
Size 10 Kamasan B175
Tail: Tippet
Rib: Small Neon Silver wire
Body: Silver lurex
Hackle: Teal Blue
Underwing: Teal
Over wing: Blue Bucktail and ripple flash
Head: Trimmed blue buck under trimmed Winter Roe


View attachment 57907

I'll hopefully be home for May's TOTM..maybe


Good luck all

Cheers

Cb
Safe trip , John. πŸ‘
 

SnapT14

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OK,

Had a spare hour so set about the vice.....but, these took longer than expected, the flamethrower still needs varnished but the dogs are looking at me for their long overdue dinner πŸ˜‚

Seatrout dropper (Teal Blue and Silver Muddler variant) and a Salmon chaser (Orange/Yellow/Black Flamethrower)

Salmon:
Size 9 Salar
Tag: Gold Oval Small
Rear Body: Gold Lurex ribbed with Small oval gold
Wing: Mixed Willie Gunn and ripple flash
Mid hackles: Orange under Yellow
Front Body: Gold litebrite dubbing
Front Hackle: Black cock under JC eyes
Head: #16 pearl tinsel

Seatrout:
Size 10 Kamasan B175
Tail: Tippet
Rib: Small Neon Silver wire
Body: Silver lurex
Hackle: Teal Blue
Underwing: Edit: Teal
Over wing: Blue Bucktail and ripple flash
Head: Trimmed blue buck under trimmed Winter Roe


View attachment 57907

I'll hopefully be home for May's TOTM..maybe


Good luck all

Cheers

Cb
What a show off 😲.....

Beautiful Clydebuilt, great photo too.
 

Timmins

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Might no win any competitions but these two catch a big % of my fish from June onwards

salmon black/ orange park variant
Hook 12 nickel patriot
Tail black runner orange buck tail small gold flash
Body dark orange holographic
Rib gold oval tinsel
Wing orange runner small gold flash
Hackle black hen
Jungle cock
Head turn orange krystal flash and black thread

sea trout stoat variant
Hook 12 magni
Tail yellow pheasant crest
Body silver holographic fly braid
Rib small gold wire
Underwing blue squirrel few strands white pearl angel hair
Over wing black runner
Throat fluff blue hen hackle
Jungle cock
Black thread head
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Pete V

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Interesting idea for a competition.

I have never targeted sea trout apart from when fishing in the salt.
I have caught a few unexpectedly while fishing for salmon.

I am not sure where to begin.

Any tips?

Pete
 

DrPatrickT

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These are what I will give a blast when hopefully I’ll be able to get out for a non cancelled fishing trip - may/June/July fingers crossed - have the Tyne in mind when I can go and see my parents for a few days after almost a year and half of not seeing them🀞

My combo is a Fish Tank Shrimp for the salmon - and the Executioner micro-tube for the sea trout

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Fish Tank Shrimp:
Tube: lumo tube yellow
Tail 1: smidge over and under stripped orange artic fox to add an inner colour to the cuff/rostrum/tail - with the outer being a self dyed-Black pheasant rump, few strands Pearl midge flash.
Tail 2: 3-4 yellow/orange boar bristles
Butt: glo brite 4
Back Body: glo brite 4 with UTC mirage over to give an orangey pearlescent colour with silver wire rib
Mid Hackle: fluo orange cock - long
Front Body: black floss with silver wire rib
Front Hackle: white hen
Jc: orange JC
Head: Eumer S cone small

Micro-Executioner Tube:
Tube: Clear
Tail: GP topping ( double layer)
Tag: Silver Wire
Body 1 and 2: glo brite 3 into silver Mylar; Silver wire rib
Wing: stripped Artic Fox with couple of strands silver midge flash
Front hackle: Black Hen
JC
Cone: Future Fly hybrid 4mm metallic red

Tight linesπŸ‘πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£

Patrick
 
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