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  1. Patterns for other species
    A pattern I hope does well once my local trout water once we are given the nod ...
  2. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Seen this pattern today on Facebook, not saying its identical but my variant :D
  3. North American Fly Patterns
    My first Gaspe salmon was landed on this pattern.
  4. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Over the last few weeks of lock down,[without the bars] I have enjoyed the many tyings of Irish Shrimp Flies, am I right in thinking a lot of these flies are area or river specific, if so what pattern would you lads and lassies consider to be the best all rounder and why? Just curious. John
  5. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I wasted more mallard there one day trying the Fiery Brown from Chris Mann's book. I then thought that those dull colours used for that pattern might make for a nice dull Irish shrimp. The first attempt used Fiery Brown seals fur for the body, middle hackle of natural brown cock and a Black...
  6. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I first saw this pattern in Peter O'Reilly's book around 20 years ago but had never tried it. Gwelsher sent me some flies one time and there was a flouresc green shrimp among them. I remember using it one evening at the river a few years back when I hooked 5 salmon in a few hours and there were...
  7. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    I wasn't sure what section to put this one in but it'll have to do here. This is another one from the old veniards book. The front body was meant to be palmered using black heron but I've used dyed black ringneck pheasant instead. The original pattern in the book also gave orange for the seals...
  8. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    I dyed up some squirrel which I thought might look ok on this pattern. I forgot rough hands and floss don't mix. Colin.
  9. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    So, a green bucktail arrived in the post yesterday. I think it was a result of using ebay while under the influence of single malt! :lol: So what to use it for? I remembered a pattern that seemed to regularly appear in Trout & Salmon when I used to buy it in the 1990s but I haven't saw much of...
  10. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    I could probably track down what the pattern is but... Anyway tied from a pic I have of an original Rogan fly - wanted to try out my new Indian Crow sub, used a rather rough one in this case. Dx
  11. North American Fly Patterns
    Here is pattern #7 for my MSA "desert island" auction fly box. This interesting pattern was invented by Doug Hastings of Sydney, Nova Scotia. As the story goes, the pattern's name came from a simple on-stream conversation in 1993 with Hastings's friend, Murray. They were on the Little...
  12. North American Fly Patterns
    Here is pattern #6 for my MSA "desert island" auction fly box. This legendary fly goes back decades and has proven to be a killer in many rivers around the world and is effective in different water conditions and from the beginning of the season through to the end. The butt colour is...
  13. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Tilbouries shrimp variant First fly off the vice this year, and indeed the pattern I got my last fish from last season on.
  14. North American Fly Patterns
    Pattern #4 in my "desert island" MSA auction box. While the background behind this pattern has been lost in history, it has been around for decades. It remains a popular pattern, especially in the back end of the season. It is particularly effective in peaty rivers such as the Cains. Tip...
  15. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    I've had this one on my list to tie since Jockiescott did it awhile back. It could have done with 2 Kingfisher feathers as mine are a bit skinny :redface: Originally N.American pattern it's got to be a good low water and Sewin pattern. :cheer2::cheer2: HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE :cheer2::cheer2:
  16. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I wasn't sure where to post this one but it looks kind of shrimpy. Based on Davie McPhails pattern. I used dyed Orange Ringneck Pheasant rump for the body hackle.
  17. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Fairly small for this pattern but it's part of a nine fly commission all at 2/0, it's also the size of my CoR. At least ten years since I tied this pattern and never previously this version. Dx
  18. North American Fly Patterns
    The Cosseboom was named after its inventor, Mr John Cosseboom. He designed the pattern in 1935. While an extremely effective and popular pattern for decades in Atlantic Canada and New England, it is no longer commonly used. I always have a few in my fly boxes as it still produces for me...
  19. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    A welsh pattern that's basically a gold Mar Lodge. Dx
  20. 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...
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