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  1. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Ahrex #12
  2. Fly Tying Topics
    Got a fly tying kit 14/15 years ago and only used for a month or two and gave up . decided to give it a go again during the lock down . After a few duds broken threads and hackles managed to come up with these . Hopefully fish catchers!!! Any hints, tips & criticism would be welcome. Tying in...
  3. Classified Sales
    One spool- silver Two spools - gold Fine €€€SOLD€€€
  4. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Browsing through 'Along the Faughan Side' today and looking at the patterns of flies given in it, I still can't help but think that what we now call a Faughan Shrimp is a more modern version of Laurence Cunningham's Orange and Purple Shrimp. Cunningham's patterns must be from the 70s or very...
  5. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    In the Atkins Low Water style Hook: Magni #12 Tag: Gold wire Rear Body: Copper tinsel Rib: Gold Wire Mid Hackle: GP Front Body: Micro Polar Chenile - Rusty Orange or Copper tinsel Front Hackles 1 turn Red Game under 1 Turn Whiting Grizzle Hen.
  6. Classified Sales
    as title 30 x salars #11 15 black 15 gold sold
  7. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I sat down intending to copy Wormos Magma Shrimp but using a Gold LiteBrite body instead of Silver. After doing the tail and rear body I realised I had forgotten the tail hackle. So I decided to put in a Sunburst Bucktail midwing and changed the front body to Black Polar Dub while I was at it...
  8. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Nothing too complicated for a Sunday morning. A yellow and gold shrimp, tied with solar flare tail.
  9. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I took a break from tying swap flies and tied this shrimp fly last night. Oval gold bodies replacing the flat old gold and a badger front hackle. Another one that I do well on when the water's still carrying a bit of colour.
  10. Northern European Style Patterns
    One for tonights class. Apparently based on a Mikael Frodin Sea Trout fly. Must have been before he decided we needed really expensive materials from FITS in all our flies :D Tip - Oval Gold Tag - GloBrite #4 Rib - Oval Gold Rear Body - Gold Tinsel Front Body - Black Seals Fur picked out...
  11. Northern European Style Patterns
    It's been horsing it down for 2 days now. On the bright side; I've finally managed to dye some zonker almost the colour I wanted, without making the skin curl up*. I also Also bleached and dyed a patch of Ringneck Pheasant skin: Here's the resulting Banana Zonker::evil: Hook: Guideline...
  12. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    With and without JC Hook: Magni #10 Tag: Flat Gold Wire Rear Hackle: GP Breast feather Rear Body: Light Claret Mid Hackle: Claret Front Body: Dark Claret Rib: Flat Gold Wire Front Hackles: Silver Badger over hot orange cock.
  13. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    I'm not getting very much time at the vice but I need to get my finger out and fill a few gaps in the boxes before my first trip :nod: 3/4 in copper tube Gold holographic tinsel Gold wire rib Yellow and orange bucktail mixed Few strands of pearl crystal flash Black bucktail over Cpl of...
  14. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Willie Gunn variants tied on 1.5" copper tubes. They were in the running for the Feb TOTM, but didn't make the cut! Tube: 1.5" copper slipstream Tag: Small oval gold Rear body: Orange holographic tinsel Rear rib: Medium gold oval Mid wing: Yellow & hot orange bucktail mixed and tied top and...
  15. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Well here's my first for the salmon for a long while and the first fly off the vice this year Alistair Tigertail 35mm Waddinton Gold holographic tinsel Gold wire rib Orange / black over fl yellow rabbit strip Yellow bucktail Cpl of strands of opal mirage either side The darker bucktail...
  16. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    My attempt at Gold Ranger ,
  17. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    TYING THE EASKEY GOLD SHRIMP FLY WITH RYAN HOUSTON - YouTube
  18. Feather Wing Patterns
    4" long from head to end of Hackle. Tube: Greys of Kilsyth needle tube 25mm Tag: Oval Gold Tinsel Body: SLF Ginger / Litebrite Gold 50:50 Rib: Oval Gold Body Hackle: Whiting Spey hackle dyed golden yellow Head Hackle: Mallard Flank Wing: Bronze Mallard (x2 inc underwing) Cheeks: KC Head: Black...
  19. Classified Wanted
    Looking for a Hardy Gold sovereign fly reel . Trout or Salmon size ?
  20. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    A Davie McPhail pattern. Tag - Oval Gold Tail - GP Red Breast Rib - Oval Gold Rear Body - Gold Tinsel Hackle - Hot Orange cock Rib - Oval Gold Front Body - Black Floss Throat - Yellow Calf Tail Wing - Black Squirrel Tail Hackle - Silver Badger cock
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