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  1. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi folks, When I tie a hackle on, I using sweep back any loose fibres and do one or two turns on top to ensure the thread is holding the fibres incase the stalk breaks. This usually results in most of the fibres being swept to the top and bottom of the hook and when tied down it also looks...
  2. Fly Tying Topics
    When dressing a on hook say a double, i use the normal hack length for tips for touch the points of hook. What length do you use? For tube fly with hackle what length hackle do you use?
  3. Northern European Style Patterns
    Found a use for the sunburst Goat I got at BFFI?. Should have used Hen Hackle but didn't have any within reach...,
  4. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I think this is better with the orange hackle at the head. Colin.
  5. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Curry's Red, Bann Special and a more subtle thing without JC which is great on those bright low water days - it's recipe is: Thread: black 8/0 uni Tag: Small oval gold Tail: red GP flank Rib: small oval gold Rear body: holographic copper tinsel Mid hackle: hot orange cock Front body: black...
  6. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    One from the Faughan, with a burnt orange centre hackle to keep Jockie happy!! ??
  7. Patterns for other species
    This should pulse nicely and maybe attract a sea trout. Colin.
  8. 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...
  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. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    One for the grilse? I put an extra half turn in each hackle as I decided that it suited the fly. Not sure why I thought that :confused: Tag - Oval Silver Tail - GP Red Breast Rib - Oval Silver Rear Body - Silver Tinsel Hackle - Cambridge Blue cock Rib - Oval Silver Front Body - Silver Tinsel...
  11. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Tied this recently after tying a normal comet tube. Tied as follows: Tag and ribs: Small oval gold Rear hackle: Yellow hen Rear wing/tail: Yellow bucktail the length of the hook Rear body: red floss Mid hackle: slightly longer red hen Mid wing: red bucktail Front body: black floss Front...
  12. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Was messing around at the vice and this is one of the results, think I play a little more with this one :nod: 35mm Waddinton Gold wire tag Gold holographic tinsel I palmered the body with two different coloured hackles, rear half yellow badger front half orange badger hackle Gold wire rib...
  13. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Taken from Peter O'Reilly's book. Fatally attractive to fresh grilse apparently. I like the Grey Mallard hackle as something different from the norm. The original pattern says slips tied in all around but I wound the hackle :confused: Tag - Oval Silver Tail - GP Red Breast hackle Rib - Oval...
  14. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Mentioned in the Hardy book as being the same as a blue only with guinea throat and purple body and hackle... Well I had to didn't I : ) Dx
  15. North American Fly Patterns
    Enjoying tying these Intruder style creations but they do take a lot of time so here’s some mini ones, with just a single station at front. Underwing is arctic fox spun in a dubbing loop, which makes a great supporting hackle for the marabou hackle and ostrich feelers.
  16. 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...
  17. 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
  18. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I saw this one in Chris Mann's book and just had to tie it. HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE Tag - Oval Silver Tail - Yellow and Hot Orange hackle wound, Pearl Krystal Flash Rib - Oval Silver Rear Body - Pearl Lurex Hackle - Hot Orange cock Rib - Oval Silver Front Body - Magenta Tinsel Hackle - Flo...
  19. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Anybody had any experience of this fly? Hook - Black Thread - Black Tail - Yellow dyed Grey Squirrel Rib - Oval Silver Body - Old Gold tinsel Body Hackle - Yellow cock Hackle - GP Red Breast Eyes - Jungle Cock
  20. Northern European Style Patterns
    2 shameless attempts to scale down Rotenone's Scandi creations: Fox wing Sierra Korva variants tied with a cone body & soft grizzle Hackle. Very loose Banana variants, with a Black Zonker wing and olive/ dirty yellow soft Hackle tied on cone head bodies.
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