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  1. Patterns for other species
    Goby Zonker Hareline barred zonker in Brown Hareline Rainbow Scud Dark dubbing Varivas Saltwater match hook 4mm 3D eyes A very good pattern for coastal seatrout and simple enough to tie:thumb: Cheers Cb
  2. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    From Francis Francis(1867) tied at 2/0 - tied in an earlyish style as more or less appropriate to snell (as they did before guts eyes became popular). Pleased with this one. Dx
  3. North American Fly Patterns
    First attempt at this one, found pattern on youtube and looked good so copied?. Tied on a waddington shank with bead chain eyes to ensure it swims hook point up.
  4. Patterns for other species
    Tied these up for the fry chasers at Wimbleball lake. One with the eyes below the hook and one with the eyes above. Fished slow off a floating line .
  5. Rod Building
    Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a fly rod repair in Ireland ? I have a double handed rod one of the eyes has been damaged and needs repair. Thanks in advance
  6. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Tying a few Cascades on Partridge Nordic down eyes. Sorry Gwelsher, arty Farty doorstep stuff again!!! :lol:
  7. Off Topic Lounge
    and its this very forum... Murder Is the word that can only describe the forum content im reading when i log back into this once mighty SFF every few days, its enough to make your eyes bleed Lack of fish or social media for the decline?...try poster quality DCH
  8. Fly Tying Topics
    Im looking for info on what you are using for intruder eyes, any links would be appreciated. Thanks
  9. Picture Gallery
    First time I've set up a rod in ages. The eyes in hooks are shrinking, right?! Boy is happy. Dinner is a long way off...
  10. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    The JC is the first of a very nice new cape from AM Fly Tying - out of interest this is what Victorians thought of as a really good JC - nice round eyes in ivory white - NOT the dense coffee coloured ones. Dx
  11. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Here's the row of shrimps I've tied as part of a box I'm doing for my brother: From back to front: #4 and #6 GPs with shrimp eyes + feelers on Loop and Code Ps. Bann Specials on #6 and #10 Code P / Magni Calvin's on #12 Patriot
  12. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    A variation of the pot-bellied pig, tied in purple with dubbed body and eyes at front and no jc at back. Eyes are made from fibre optic living eyes, with bugbond on end and coloured with marker, leaving the front clear as “pupils” which glow with uv light, as seen in second pic - under a uv...
  13. Fly Tying Topics
    Can anyone tell me how they attach 3D eyes securely to a salmon fly...... Thanks
  14. General Board
    Has anyone tried the sunglasses sold by Opticaid UK (angling eyes) with the magnifying section. As I change glasses when I tie on a different fly it's a pain and my eyesight isn't getting any better. Just wondered if there is any mileage in them as they are 2 for the price of one.
  15. Fly Tying Topics
    Anyone interested in large jungle cock eyes job lot £45 posted
  16. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    One of the lads in the club had success on the Thurso last year with a Wilkinson on the dropper so he is looking for all flies with Magenta and Blue for this years trips. This one was featured in T&S by Ross Macdonald. Tag - Oval Silver Rib - Oval Silver Rear Body - Holo Silver tinsel Centre...
  17. General Board
    Years ago in late April I was fishing the Tummel and I saw a guy spraying his cascade double with WD40. I could hardly believe my eyes. I have never understood why someone would do this? Cheers, DS
  18. Fly Tying Topics
    Hello all, Run out of decent usable eyes from my last cape and just tried some of the small Sports pro fisher generation 2 synthetic types. Anyone else using synthetic eyes with any success? Cheers...
  19. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Another from Peter O'Reilly's fine book, this time an Irish GP tied in the more muted version with dark claret dubbing and hackles. Its a variant as used red grey drake for the shellback on top as think the mottling looks better than plain golden pheasant. The eyes are formed using a blob of...
  20. Spinning
    Amazing what can be achieved with a little TLC and some coats of acrylic paint and varnish new wings and eyes and ready to bug the **** outta our wary creatures we try to extract from their natural habitats.
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