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  1. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi folks, When I tie a hackle on, I using sweep back any loose fibres and do one or two turns on top to ensure the thread is holding the fibres incase the stalk breaks. This usually results in most of the fibres being swept to the top and bottom of the hook and when tied down it also looks...
  2. Rod Building
    I've been busy building another rod during lockdown. This time its for me :D Its 14ft so i could afford to put a heavier handle on it. I wanted a dark finish apart from the thread work. So ive went for all burnt cork on both handles using blue rubberised cork for the butt and top/bottom of...
  3. General Board
    When I was around 14 me and my mates used to exercise the 'Meechie Silence' For those who have never heard of this, as soon as someone proclaims Meechie, everyone in attendance must not mutter a word, or laugh, or breath for that matter. The first person to do so, is duly set upon with fists...
  4. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    I sat at a make shift tying station tonight with the intention of tying some fly's and after forty minutes I'd only managed to put the thread on a hook, me heids up me erse, so here's some fly's I've posted before
  5. General Board
    Is it just me or is the reply with quote function not working properly, a few times I have done so and just my reply shows on the thread without the quote, :help:
  6. Step by Step
    For Pedro, apologies for the photos, but was in a rush between jobs. It's raining again so I got the kit out. Full disclosure, I've only tied these over this close season, but they look good in water and no reason why the wouldn't work..... Materials Wing: Banana Rabbit Strip - this is...
  7. General Board
    Please have a look at this thread.........BBC news Criminal what's going on in the oceans.........catching tonnes of herring, mackerel, sprat and sand eel to be turned into feed for chicken, pigs and salmon farming industry!!!!!! Choppy waters of Brexit threaten Danish fishing - BBC News
  8. General Board
    I just read this article in the daily mail, not sure if it's the same article referred to in the thread below, but here it is just in case anybody missed it. The wild salmon leaping to extinction due to toxic cocktail of greed and pollution | Daily Mail Online
  9. Tie of the month
    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...
  10. General Board
    Hi Guys, last week I was reading the thread on the USK 2020.it seems to have disappeared. Does anyone know why or where its gone. Tight lines to everyone for the 2020 season
  11. Classified Sales
    Should rename this board... ...Replies 0 :lol::lol::lol:
  12. Off Topic Lounge
    Anyone fancy a go at a photography themed thread? I’ve always had cameras since I was a kid, Box Brownie, Instamatic, Polaroid, Viewfinder, film SLR, Bridge Superzoom and now a Nikon DSLR. I’m particularly interested in bird and wildlife photography and looking at getting a big 200-500mm zoom...
  13. Picture Gallery
    This is a thread about cats. I love them, I've grew up with dogs, springers and labs, but cats you just can't beat them. This a place where all SFF members with cats can talk about their cats. Feel free to mention them in any thread you like because it seems it's acceptable if you've a dog on...
  14. Step by Step
    First Step By Step for 10 years so go easy. Abuse is readily accepted but will be volleyed back with vitriolic Glaswegian swearies. Materials Experiment with these, change whatever you like. The Longtail is ore of a "style" than a pattern. Ive changed the colours slightly form the original...
  15. General Board
    Hi folks, Mr. Angrys here again.Trying to post photo's and I can't.Last call before the whole lot gets launched from the french windows into the garden(and thats frighteningly close I can tell you!). Please feel free to critique!. Reply to thread: 1stly type a spot of mindless drivel, then...
  16. General Board
    Hi, I am back home after spending 15 years working and chasing Steelhead in the US. Love the site and starting to tie some flies too now. Just need to get my thread count up to 100 so I can sell some stuff, :lol: Glad to be back. Neill
  17. Fly Tying Topics
    Reading another thread about simple flies and the example of a turbo tube, having not used them before I wondered what effect they had on fishing depth. Would I be right in thinking that if you took two identical flies with the sole exception that one was tied with a 'normal' thread built head...
  18. General Board
    For those of us in need of some inspiration, checkout the fish on the Hampshire Avon thread, a thing of beauty. peter
  19. General Board
    I know this was mentioned elsewhere , but I can't find the thread through the search function. Clyde 'Erin Brockovich' toxic disaster clean-up would require tens of millions | Evening Times
  20. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Dr.PatrickT posted a link to a website on the Tube Fly thread and I came across this Icelandic pattern whilst browsing it. Reported to be very successful, but it was the fly tyer writing it :D It seems a strange combination of colours to me but it was fun tying something different. Thread -...
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