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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. Step by Step
    I had a request for a SBS for this style of pattern. Thankfully they are easy to tie and as its my first SBS ...go easy :lol: 1. Required: * Hook of your choice * Rabbit/Zonker strips (3mm or 4mm thickness max) * Dubbing of choice - i like the Hareline dubbing as it brushes out well * 3D...
  3. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi Gents Not being a fly tyre myself, to cack handed couldn’t tie a fly to save my life, may I ask a question ? I’ll tell you how this came about, I was giving myself a hair cut this morning, I know a miserable old pensioner, well I was thinking, does anyone tie flies with human hair? My hair...
  4. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi, I am looking for some badger hair to tie some salmon flies. Does anyone know of any suppliers who have any? Thanks
  5. Classified Sales
    This very last of my vintage colobus hair, the original sunray and monkey fly hair, it is impossible to buy at a reasonable price. £60 sold posted
  6. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Just playing with the same old colours. Tag - Flo Green Tail - Yellow Flo Fibre Rib - Oval Silver Body - Peacock Ice Dub Wing - Yellow Fox, Yellow Angel Hair, Orange Fox, Orange Angel Hair Hackle - Orange then Blue Hen Wing - Black Fox Eyes - Jungle Cock
  7. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Hi new to this site. Will find lots of helpfull info. I have started tying salmon flys. This is one of my attemps of tying a fly but not sure if I have propotions right, do I started tag where I have or should it be not as far down hook, more hair at tail ect. I would be greatfull for any...
  8. Fly Tying Topics
    Latest Trout and Salmon has a Stan Headley article in which the above is used but where do you get it? Len
  9. Patterns for other species
    Some "Scruffy's" for the ladies #14 & #18 partridge wide gape jigs Scruffiness comes from dubbing some fox squirrel pelt hair. Cheers Cb
  10. Fly Tying Topics
    Tied this out of my fishing partner and good mate's late collie's hair and framed it for him.
  11. Northern European Style Patterns
    Picked up packs of cheap Blue and Yellow Ostrich and tied this last night. 3.5" wing. The fly looks great with the hair dryer on it but I'm sure I'll get some fish to ignore it;)
  12. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Had some polar bear hair so tried using it in the tail too see how it whistles next season
  13. Fly Tying Topics
    Does anybody know where I could get some ginger coloured goat hair? Thanks
  14. Step by Step
    Here is a simple step-by-step I created to show 2 different techniques I use to tie in squirrel tail hair. The problem with squirrel tail hair is that it is fine, straight and slippery. This combination makes it very difficult to secure properly. I use these same two techniques on ALL hair I...
  15. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Cloghan Cascade with badger hair wing
  16. Fly Tying Topics
    Should keep me in hair for a while..... Arctic Fox in white and something called 'platinum'. The tips are dark and the rest of the hair is white - light grey. I have no idea why this posted twice when I edited it.
  17. Fly Tying Topics
    Pike predator saltawater Trout and Grayling fly tiers have been using various loop techniques which if you start looking about will show tons of ideas, making bodies and hackles like long chenneilles for your salmon flies, using hairs fur feather synthetic, You can even dub deer hair, wee trick...
  18. Fly Tying Topics
    I have several Bucktails and the hair is rather stiff, can anyone tell me if there is anyway I can soften the hair.....thanks for any advice anyone can give
  19. Fly Tying Topics
    What's the best substitute for monkey hair? Was thinking of buying some from a reliable source, then found out there may be "issues" with customs at the border, so whilst waiting on a reply from someone official like, I'm looking at alternative furs/hairs, so, what's my options?
  20. Fly Tying Topics
    I have been given a reindeer skin by a friend in Sweden and, frankly, its more than I can ever use. So I am happy to send some to anyone that wants to try it. The body hair is relatively coarse and very buoyant. But, if you treat it right, it will tie flies down to at least size 8, 2cm (the...
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