Welcome to the May 2020 Tie of the Month competition.
The format of the 2020 Tie of the Month competition will remain the same as it was last year as it worked so well i.e. open to everyone, a separate section for any newcomers to salmon fly tying and all you need to do for...
We're half way through the month but have just 27 votes! That might be because it's hard to choose amongst a brilliantly tied selection of Irish Shrimps but please make the effort. You might even find something to copy and let's face it, right now it's beats cutting the grass yet again...
Right guys I hope after the success of the last swap we could try again?
as it's well into April and there a lot going on just now extending it into May seems sensible
usual rules apply and feel free to chuck a few in for an auction as the pile is building up nicely
just to recap
X amount of...
March TOTM theme: We're in Lockdown - Improvise!
I was chatting to my parents this week, who are now both in their 80's, and they were telling me about the Smallpox epidemic in the early 1960's. Apparently, shopkeepers were treated like lepers because they were travelling around delivering...
March TOTM theme: 'An apostle of Ireland'
Saint Patrick died circa 461 A.D. in Saul, Ireland, and is said to have been buried in the nearby town of Downpatrick, County Down. Saint Patrick is recognized as the patron saint of Ireland, and his writings, noted for their humble voice, include the...
February TOTM theme: 'A Scotsman at heart'
I figured I'd risk abusing my position and your good nature by being self-centred and basing this month's tie on myself by way of introduction. I'm in my fifties and started fishing as a tender 4 year old with a dapping rod that felt like a telegraph...
I received a PM with a suggestion that perhaps everyone (if wanted) could get the chance to set the theme for each months tying. You know who you are but I’ll let you divulge your name if you want to.
I like that idea and so if you’d like it to be adopted let me know. If more than 11 people...
I have received the prizes for finishing as runner-up in the overall Tie of the Month competition and for managing to finish first in Fly of the Year. The prizes are absolutely outstanding! :eek:
I really cannot thank the sponsors enough.
I haven't tasted the whisky or read the book yet but...
Please see the entries for the November 2019 Speybrothers Tie of the Month Competition - Peacock
Please take a couple of minutes to look through the entries and select your favourite fly from the 19 great efforts submitted in November!
Please review the entries for the September 2019 Speybrothers Tie of the Month Competition and cast a vote for your favourite fly.
Roll up roll up for the entries for the August 2019 Tie of the Month Competition
Please take some time to look through the 13 fantastic flies and pick your favourite.
Please take a look at the entries for the July 2019 Tie of the Month Competition and cast your vote. Every fly would get fished and there's a couple of stunners in there.
I was up on the west coast last week for a couple of days, it was short notice so Jarvis the Cocker had not been prepared sadly. fished Friday, Saturday and back Sunday (1 small fish and a couple of Sea Trout :thumb:)
So far I have removed 18 ticks from him!! horrible things they are - I am...
Please see the 17 excellent entries in the June Speybrothers Tie of the Month Competition. Please also take a couple of minutes to make a decision and cast your vote for your favourite fly.
I see they are now offering rods on Fishpal. That is a sign of the times especially for Sept/Oct. However, at £350 for the latter per day and last season only 20 were caught for that month they may still struggle to find takers. It is a 6 rod beat as
FishPal - Scotland - Tweed - Junction
Took the dog for a walk up the Teign above Fingle Bridge. This is a view of Drogo pool which is below Castle Drogo. I believe that the structure on the left is a casting platform. I'm told that when there was a significant run of salmon and sea trout up the Teign this was one of the best pools...
And finally the poll for the May 2019 Speybrothers Tie of the Month 2019. Apologies for the delay, please take the time to look at the entries and cast your vote for the Tyer who tied your favourite dropper and tail fly combination. Please note that a couple of the entries have more than one...
Please see the list of entries into the March 2019 Speybrothers Tie of the Month Competition - General Practitioners
A fantastic turnout and what a fantastic collection of flies, I've not looked in much this month so it was a real pleasant surprise seeing the great patterns that everyone has...