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  1. Patterns for other species
    I tied this one for a friend. Designed to fish with the hook point up so you can twitch it through weeds. Total length 13cm Shank - 25mm S.Steel Hook - #2 Partridge Z4 Tail - Green cock hackle wound Keel Underbody - Lead strip Body - Green Braid Bottom Wing - Holo MultiSilver Sparkle Hair...
  2. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    A good friend swears by using green flies in the summer and having seem how many fish he catches, I'm prepared to give it a go. This is a copy of what he uses, as you can see nothing too groundbreaking! Really liking using softer hen hackles to give a bit more body to the fly. For the body I am...
  3. Classified Wanted
    Hi A long shot but ... does anyone have an original Kelly Green intermediate trout line that they might sell? Wt 6 or 7 in decent condition, no cracks. thanks all and stay safe Jack
  4. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Green Highlander variant.
  5. Patterns for other species
    I found some red ostrich and thought it would be a good trigger point . Now I need to find some in green for you know who.
  6. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi, When I was tying my Cascade doubles I also tied a few with green butts but I have never fished with a green butt cascade & wondered if it makes any difference or not to catches. It would be good to hear opinions on this as I like the look of the fly with the green butt which I used Varivas...
  7. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Ma favourite classic
  8. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I first saw this pattern in Peter O'Reilly's book around 20 years ago but had never tried it. Gwelsher sent me some flies one time and there was a flouresc green shrimp among them. I remember using it one evening at the river a few years back when I hooked 5 salmon in a few hours and there were...
  9. Northern European Style Patterns
    ViMu (Silverdream) ViMu -Green ViMu - YouTube H Silverdream not Silverddream!
  10. Northern European Style Patterns
    Few for the clear water
  11. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    A slight twist on some spring tubes with a splash of pink. These are on 20 mm T tubes. Body: Mylar piping with flu brite green butt. Wing: pink artic, yellow artic, green goat, black artic with midge and tinsel flash Throat: yellow buck Hackle: yellow hen Jc: normal or orange It shows me the...
  12. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi there I'm going to fish the Lower Varzuga the second week of June this summer. The general idea would be to use single/double when needing small flies, and tubes for the bigger ones. So far I've tied these flies : Flamethrower Yellow/Black/Orange (gold body) size 8-10 double GP style size...
  13. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Having not posed here for some time and having seen Richard's excellent tying of the Green Silk, inspired me to tye a few on various hooks. For comparison the Green Silk tyed on Kamasan B175, Partridge X2B, Salar, Patriot, Ahrex Progressive, Partridge Code P, Loop and Mustad double.
  14. Northern European Style Patterns
    Temple Dogs in the Green Highlander and the Calvin Shrimp camouflage :)
  15. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    My wee cheapo light box finally arrived from China so trying out different camera settings and things like that. Tied this Green Silk Shrimp this afternoon...
  16. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    This is a copy of my most successful 'green' fly. My dad brought me some flies from a shop in Donegal Town in the early 2000s. This was one of them and caught me four grilse in a day in July that same year. I haven't used one since but might be tempted to try this one at some stage this season.
  17. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    So, a green bucktail arrived in the post yesterday. I think it was a result of using ebay while under the influence of single malt! :lol: So what to use it for? I remembered a pattern that seemed to regularly appear in Trout & Salmon when I used to buy it in the 1990s but I haven't saw much of...
  18. Northern European Style Patterns
    I tied this one yesterday to pass an hour. I had three wings on it of orange, sunburst yellow and green but thought it looked very gaudy. I tried fiery brown fox but wasn't happy with it. Luckily, my tying buddy was at my side as usual, my springer spaniel, so a quick cut from under his ear...
  19. Off Topic Lounge
    Out for the mornings stroll with the Kray twins today and in several of the more sheltered area's of the village there's green shoots of bulbs up n proud.Coupled to some of the tree's showing tightly packed green buds, it seems the first signs of a distant Spring are well early this year!. Pedro.
  20. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Size 2/0 green highlander
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