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  1. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Time on my hands The Usual Copper Tom Grant's Orange -but loaded with purple for back end fish Stokoe's Red Shrimp esc.
  2. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Not perfect, as tied Al fresco and I couldn't see Jack in the blazing sunshine!! ?
  3. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Mentioned in the Hardy book as being the same as a blue only with guinea throat and purple body and hackle... Well I had to didn't I : ) Dx
  4. Northern European Style Patterns
    Can we have a fly please? Can we? As specified by Daughters 1 and 2. Big ones with 'Red and Purple and Pink and Red'; another with 'Blue like Elsa.....'.. Not sure what the fish would say but they went down well with the girls.
  5. Classified Wanted
    Hi folks. Bit of a long shot. My Daiwa Alltmor 2 piece 10' 6" #8 -10 has a br9ken top section that I'm hoping to replace. I'd be willing to buy the complete rod if one is available. It's the slim purple blank with purple whippings. Had the rod for over 25 years and love the action with an 8...
  6. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    A pattern that came to me whilst tying up some grayling flies. Used "paprika" coloured wool as the body over orange globrite Purple, red, orange and yellow bucktail with some flash A simple "wooly gunn" I suppose :D Got a few to try in different colours now Cheers Cb
  7. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
  8. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    I was looking through an old hard disk looking for a picture of a fly I tied a few years ago. I didn't find it but did find this one I tied a good few years back. I think it was forum member Klops who first showed this with a black wing. It reminded me of the Editor which I preferred with a...
  9. North American Fly Patterns
    Tied these up for a friend for this spring season. Waters are running high and clear. These should give a good profile with some added POP. Blue Cherry Electric Purple Both were tied in hand for fishing on McNeese #2 irons. Mike
  10. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    I tied this one a few weeks ago and sort of forgot about it. I had plenty of success years ago with an editor with a purple wing. At one time, I wouldn't fish unless I'd a purple winged editor on the cast somewhere. I can't really remember the last time I fished one now. This is based on the...
  11. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Faughan Copper, Claret and Purple variants with a Green Silk variant as well And a Marmite Shrimp just because :peace:..
  12. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    A fly tied today during the storm Orange and Purple Shrimp fly tied with purple boar bristles
  13. Picture Gallery
    On pink eyed purple intruder .On the Eden :):):)
  14. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    I've been going through a phase of tying winged flies again recently. I've been tying some of the Irish patterns from Malone's book which are much simpler to put together than many of the classics. Many of them consist of simple enough wings of Mallard over strands of GP Tippets and the claret...
  15. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Dyed up a bit of swan purple for the tail hackle. Colin.
  16. Picture Gallery
    The old feller caught this last week i forgot to post it for him,fishing the fly at night using floater line intermediate tip,with a 10# purple shrimp pattern- i know now he wasn't expecting this to take the flee. Estimation 12lbs maybe.Was a fat and very chunky fish.
  17. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Dragged myself away from the trout flies for a while.
  18. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    He appears to be having some kind of orgy The Dressing Carcass: Eumer small plastic tube cut to 15mm Thread: Whatever you got Tag: Glo Brite No4 orange Rib: Hends fine silver wire Body: Large holographic silver tinsel Hackle: Yellow dyed hen saddle Underwing: Yellow dyed calf tail overlaid...
  19. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    A variation of the pot-bellied pig, tied in purple with dubbed body and eyes at front and no jc at back. Eyes are made from fibre optic living eyes, with bugbond on end and coloured with marker, leaving the front clear as “pupils” which glow with uv light, as seen in second pic - under a uv...
  20. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Been ages since I tied a Roganesque pattern (though I think this may be Enright) - the purple Guinea Hen at size 2 - very much in the 'like a little jewel' camp. Still hate herl heads - and NO this isn't a hacksaw herl job! Slight variance from the pattern as the wing was screaming 'cap me' so...