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  1. Fly Tying Topics
    With the great choice of materials these days, it really isn't necessary to dye our own materials, but sometimes it is nice to get just the right colour on the materials you want. For a long time I avoided dying my own fur and feathers. The dying process looked time consuming, messy and...
  2. General Board
    Last month the challenge was to improvise with many commonly used materials not allowed including most dyed and all exotic materials. This didn't affect the high quality of flies produced and so it's well worth a a visit and while you're there please vote for your favourite. Tie of the Month...
  3. Swap Shop
    Hi I have a large amount of Scandinavian materials by frodin TTT tubes, cones tubing etc, I have brass compacts, and tungsten compacts, genetic hackles, all the materials you need to get into serious Scandinavian tube tying and monkey and polar bear I have so much gear I have acquired I...
  4. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Tied on a 1/2" tungsten tube with lead wire to help build the body shape. UV fluorescent materials to provoke ;)
  5. Patterns for other species
    Asked for a few flies for trout I wasn't expecting the answer to be 125 and all in small sizes! Having spent so much time trying to hone my salmon flies last year I'd almost forgotten how awkward these wee ones can be - especially as I like to avoid dropping materials purely because of fly...
  6. Fly Tying Topics
    Think I will be trying for bass and mullet on fly next year and was wondering if I would need any special silks or materials or would a good rinse in soapy water suffice just the same as fly line and rod and reel.Cheers....Callum
  7. Fly Tying Topics
    They’re both gone, All of it! The little blighters have cleaned the lot. So particular were the invaders that they touched absolutely nothing else in the box. No pallet for Squirrel, Pheasant, Turkey, Chicken, duck, Seal or Bear. They homed in on their cream of the crop and moved on. Leaving...
  8. Rod Building
    Recommendations for rod building materials and blanks.
  9. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Invented by Fred Yates of Neath, probably my favourite patterns and the best I've tied it. Head needs another coat of varnish. All the correct materials, including dyed blue dun furnace hackle. Dx
  10. Northern European Style Patterns
    A wee thing I came up with at 3am. Got a hold of a lovely hot pink pheasant skin, which the dog subsequently ate. I love the brass Eumer cones, they really push back the water and fluff up the materials. I'm a big fan of marabou on coneheads, works well with stiffer materials. I'll get some...
  11. Classified Sales
    Some fly tying materials for sale as I seem to have rather a lot. More to follow. £20 posted.
  12. Fly Tying Topics
    Having, in the course of my legal career, encountered several cases of cancer acquired by handling toxic dyes, I worry about using picric-dyed materials. I have just read on the internet a paper by a chemist suggesting that picric dust is toxic. I wonder if such dust can be left as a residue on...
  13. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Two traditional patterns, had to make alterations for some materials so they are a bit different from the originals.
  14. Classified Sales
    Sorting out my flie tying materials and have some used and unused capes and furs for sale £40 for the lot. SOLD SOLD..
  15. Swap Shop
    I have a lot of high quality modern fly tyng materials for scandi tube fly tying I would like to swap for other materials, or other salmon fishing related tackle anything useful considered especially bags or other fly tying materials anything really. what I have to trade future fly soft hackle...
  16. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Not tied a standard Black Dog for ages - so knocked this one up in between dyeing and materials sorting. Dx
  17. Rookies Corner
    Hi everybody , In order to start editing Salmon patterns, what do you think is the list of essential mounting materials and accessories needed to make the basics? A + T
  18. Classified Sales
    Devon minnows plus more (SOLD) Any interest. Over 150 devon bodies, load of mounts and load of mount making materials. ( wire, hooks, beads, tulips ) £75 posted (uk)
  19. Classified Sales
    Flying c / spinner making materials (SOLD) subject to usual. Anyone interested in this lot of materials. Wire stems, tubing, hooks, beads forming tool etc. £40 +p&p
  20. Patterns for other species
    Had a bash at some very simple but effective Killer Bug variants on Kamasan B110 grub hooks in 10, 12 & 14 Only materials being wool & wire. That's it. First lot: Red 0.2mm wire Berroco Ultra Alpaca wool in "Steel Cut Oats" This was recommended as a very close copy to the original 477. I...
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