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  1. Picture Gallery
    Forest walk this morning. Look what one of my dogs brought back for me. Usually it's half eaten pigeon chicks. This was something different. I haven't seen a squirrel in this particular forest for a few years. I remember one of the forestry workers saying the pine martens had eaten them all. I...
  2. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Iain Bain Special I was intrigued by Lamsons comments about the original dressing in an earlier post by Wormo. I am always interested in the history of a fly. After a bit of searching I found a video on YouTube by Iain SB tying this fly. Is he the creator maybe? Tying an Iain Bain Special -...
  3. Picture Gallery
    This one sat right where you see it for 1 hour and ten minutes before it left. He or she had a squirrel pinned in one of the spruce trees but..... Eventually the squirrel approached and gave the owl hell for sitting there. I felt sure the fur would fly but Squirrel was allowed to run down...
  4. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Trying out the new light box that GK recommended with last nights fly tying class fly. For £12.99 it small, easy to store and does a great job plus it saves me getting out the big gear. Thread - Black Tag - Oval Silver Tail - Yellow, Black, Orange Bucktail, Pearl Krystal Flash Rib - Oval...
  5. Patterns for other species
    Some "Scruffy's" for the ladies #14 & #18 partridge wide gape jigs Scruffiness comes from dubbing some fox squirrel pelt hair. Cheers Cb
  6. Picture Gallery
    .Waited a long time to capture this Squirrel.Photo not great as long distance .
  7. 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...
  8. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    With wind and rain battering the windows it was definitely a day for tying rather than fishing and so as I'd been meaning to add some hitch flies to my collection today was the day. Tubeworx gold or silver sparkle tube cut to about 14mm 14/0 Sheer black thread Fine Crystal Flash Squirrel hair...
  9. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Well I said I'd have a go at this pattern yesterday after CharlieH put up a photo and the recipe on one of my other threads, so here's my first attempt at it.. hopefully I've done the pattern some sort of justice Gold wire tag Yellow, Orange and black bucktail mixed Two strands each of...
  10. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    The Dressing Chassis: No 3 Waddington Mount fixed to Size 8 Waddington treble hook supported by 3mm diameter clear heat shrink tubing. Thread: Hot orange Body: Medium silver mylar Tag: No 8 Glo Brite floss Throat: Blue dyed squirrel tail fibres Wing: Natural squirrel tail fibres overlaid with 4...
  11. Fly Tying Topics
    Does anyone know where it can be purchased or is it hard to find .or what is the nearest substitute ,I have red squirrel but it's a very light colour ,looking for a darker colour. Thanks .
  12. Fly Tying Topics
    Just tried to dye a natural grey squirrel tail fluro red. Did pre warsh it and dried it to. No had many problems doing buck tail.Would it of been worth dying it a pre colour first so it would take. Sewinfly. ........
  13. General Board
    I put out a bit of feed for the deer around my house in Maine during the winter. Most years I don't get going until well into December, but this year I started a bit early. A friend who is a big hunter and knows a lot about whitetail deer tells me that good availability of feed during their...
  14. Classified Wanted
    A bit of a longshot but does anyone have a PAREY SQUIRREL tail they do not use and I can buy off them. Please drop me a PM if you have. Thanks
  15. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    One from this afternoon and believe it or not the first time I've attempted an ally's shrimp or a variant so any tips on how to improve on it would be greatly appreciated Red thread Gold wire tag Red bucktail with a few strands of orange bucktail added Cpl a strands of gold flash Red...
  16. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi everyone, Just looking for a bit of advice. If i was to get a hold of some grey squirrels, would the tail be useable for squirrel hair in the wings of all the flies we know? If so, what would be the best way of going about preparing them? would appreciate any advice, thanks Jamie
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