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  1. 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?
  2. Patterns for other species
    Productive morning - deadly wee beasties for all trout species Size 10 Fulling mill super grub hook - some with chain beads, some with 3d eyes
  3. 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...
  4. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Another fly from the 'Farlows Salmon Flies', or rather my interpretation of the pattern's photograph, hook #1 1/2.
  5. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    A pattern taken from the book 'Farlows Salmon Flies', tied from a picture so not all is correct here. Hook used is the Partridge CS10/1 cut down to a real size 2/0 from 1/0.
  6. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    A proper GEORGIAN salmon fly tied in hand... Perhaps the ugliest fly I've tied. The hook is about 2 1/2 inches - 3 inches was specified but I didn't have a big enough age appropriate ugly hook. Dx
  7. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Tied this last nite, not sure size of hook buts its big ?,
  8. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I've been tying these up for saltwater sea trout. Took a fair few goes to get it right. Tied on Partridge Salar tube hook, with a latex shell. I'll be trying it on a double soon for salmon fishing. Cheers
  9. 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...
  10. Fly Tying Topics
    On the few occasions that I use Sunrays I am for ever fretting that the wing has caught up in the bend of the hook. Has anybody tried Snake Flies as used on reservoirs for fry feeding trout. Zonker strips come in all styles and colours and you can add booby cord to the head to make a wake fly.
  11. Video Gallery
    We were 4 miles off start point fishing a wreck when we were surrounded by numerous pods of dolphins and shoals of tuna breaking the surface. A charter boat was circling us and we knew the skipper, he was fortunate to hook one of the tuna and release it after having got it next to the boat...
  12. Rookies Corner
    What is the best way to set the hook. Know that a lot of different methods used by different people. This season I was lucky enough to land 6 fish over the season but had takes from at least 4 times this amount. I have the drag on the reel set so line comes off easily and I let the fish run for...
  13. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    A Macdonald style shrimp fly with a McCormick's in mind. Tied on a size 4 low water hook so yes, it is as big as it looks. ☺️ Tag: oval gold Tail: short claret under longer orange under short claret with krystal flash below and above the orange Body: Claret seals fur ribbed with oval gold...
  14. Step by Step
    First Step By Step for 10 years so go easy. Abuse is readily accepted but will be volleyed back with vitriolic Glaswegian swearies. Materials Experiment with these, change whatever you like. The Longtail is ore of a "style" than a pattern. Ive changed the colours slightly form the original...
  15. General Board
    Any one else add a lined cone head to sit on the cast in front of the fly? I have tried it as it adds a bit of weight to a double hook fly size 6/8 and to my eye it looks good in the water. It obviously increases the length and the double articulates behind it. Yet to hook anything other than...
  16. Patterns for other species
    Teal blue and silver variant. Tied on size 8 Ahrex nymph hook. The head needs another coat. Colin.
  17. Spinning
    I'm changing my rapalas to single treble with a swivel and split rings and need some advice on hook size etc. What size trebles should I use with a 70mm and 90mm? What about 110s and 130s are they set up the same way or on the middle hook mount? Is it really necessary to tie the hook up? I've...
  18. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Tied from a pic of an original - basically a mixed wing Shannon. This is the second time I've tied this - previously I did it on a full long dee as per the original fly - wanted better proportions so used one of my favourite new hook reworks (3/0 overshank). Wing scruffy but very close to the...
  19. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    On hook size 1 1/2. I think the tippets could be a bit longer...
  20. Spinning
    Hi Guys, whats the best method and type of single hook, to replace the lures treble hooks on the above lures?
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