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  1. Northern European Style Patterns
    In an attempt to reduce the number of flies in my boxes I've been trying to tie a few patterns in a range of sizes and hook types to cover the conditions & presentations I usually fish. The 'Touch of Grey' post was my first go. This time I went for something that sort of resembles a Sierra...
  2. Picture Gallery
    Daughter and I took to the high ground today as the tide wasn't suitable to walk the beach . As we watched some seagulls getting fidgety above the water about half a mile out up popped a dolphin . Too far away for any sort of picture but it was great to see it and anticipate when and where it...
  3. General Board
    Just wondering for those who make own lires, id like to order coloured blades but they seen hard to find and a lot more expensive, do people oaint them? If so what sort of paint? Also for mepps style spinner bodies what do you use? I was thinking of ordering fluro glass beads?
  4. Fly Tying Topics
    I arrived home from the Dee to find an envelope in the post. Inside were some Vulturine Galena feathers. No letter or name inside. A massive thank you to the sender. It is this sort of gesture and all the advice that make the Fly Tying section on this forum such a pleasure.
  5. Northern European Style Patterns
    A pair tied on system similar to the TTT... well, sort of :lol:
  6. Spinning
    I have received some wooden blanks to make Devon minnows. Can anyone help with advising me the best way to cut the angles to fit the spinning vanes? Is there any sort of jig that anglers use. Any help will be much appreciated. Glyn
  7. Rookies Corner
    Well, I've got this flight of fancy in my head, it's been bubbling about for a year or two and since a T+S article recently has been occupying my thoughts quite a bit. I've a hankering to catch a Salmon from a drifting boat on one of the big loch's or lough's, the article on the Leven River and...
  8. Classified Sales
    Anyone interested at £300 before it goes on eBay tomorrow? If there’s any interest I’ll sort out some photos and flesh out the ad. Used, but in great condition in original bag & cordura pentagonal tube.
  9. Off Topic Lounge
    Surprised nobody else has mentioned this, another angler whose books and articles I read as a teenager has sadly passed away. His tackle innovation was good, personally I loved his 10ft Rutland fly rod, and that rod travelled all over the place with me catching trout, and occasionally sea trout...
  10. General Board
    I sometimes fish with a chap I know on the bottom Tweed. He's about the fishiest person I've ever met, by that I mean he's just one of those blokes who not only does everything well but he also just sort of is immersed in it when he's fishing, hard to explain but it's like he's one of the...
  11. General Board
    Wanting to make mepps style spinners and flying cs, any idea best place to order items and what i actually need am i better buying a kit of some sort?
  12. General Board
    Just wondered if any one has noticed the advert in the right hand column for Armani Exchange where the very attractive young coloured Lady is modelling a watch and giving us all the two fingers salute!. Perhaps this is the sort of advert thats individually tailored to us according to our...
  13. General Board
    This may be a silly question and I don't know if it makes any difference in the grand scheme of things however I was wondering when you are using tube flies what sort of hooks do you use? I tended to go for doubles however I'm interested in hearing your opinions and logic behind the topic?
  14. General Board
    Could the Pinemarten sort out febshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWOJyd2v7a0
  15. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Doesn't look like the big tubes will be needed on the Dee next week so thought I'd better stock up on some hooks. Sort of Sheepy for clear water And if we get a bit of colour
  16. General Board
    hoping to do a bit more loch fishing for brownies this year has anyone any suggestions about outboards,i have never had one always rowed,only want an electric one,what sort of set up will I need,,many thanks for any suggestions,,FD
  17. Classified Sales
    4" Hardy Bougle Mk VII 9/10/11 Morning Hardy Bougle 4". New, unused and boxed, for sale. i will try and post pictures later ******* SOLD...Thanks to the buyer Cheers
  18. Fly Tying Topics
    I am likely to have the opportunity to get up close to some boar in the next few weeks, and could obtain some hair/bristles. Could anyone explain what the nature of bristles used in some salmon flies (?Francis? ?Snaelda?) is, and therefore what sort of hair/bristles I should be looking for...
  19. Favourite Beats & Rivers
    Hi guys, it's been a couple of years since I was last on here, jeez it's changed a bit?, anyway , I'm thinking about a couple of days on the Dee next summer, June July sort of time, any beats jumping out I should look at??
  20. Rookies Corner
    Im sure many on here have done this.I have aquired some salmon flies threw a period of time an bought of various people who tie flies...Just gathered a box full an this evening while out for a throw on my local river i managed to lose it somewhere.Gutted tbh as now i have to start again an get...
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