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  1. Tie of the month
    Welcome to the May 2020 Tie of the Month competition. TOTM Introduction The format of the 2020 Tie of the Month competition will remain the same as it was last year as it worked so well i.e. open to everyone, a separate section for any newcomers to salmon fly tying and all you need to do for...
  2. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Another one from Peter O'Reilly's book that I've been meaning to tie for a year but never did! I think Jockie posted one recently and that reminded me!
  3. General Board
    Lockdown is a bit of a pain. Tired of tv, gardening etc? Here's something to keep you occupied for an hour or two. Prepare to be surprised. Tie up a short leader using your favourite nylon/fluoro, whatever. Make a loop, perhaps put in a joint knot, tie on a fly. Find a suitable container, tub...
  4. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi Gents Not being a fly tyre myself, to cack handed couldn’t tie a fly to save my life, may I ask a question ? I’ll tell you how this came about, I was giving myself a hair cut this morning, I know a miserable old pensioner, well I was thinking, does anyone tie flies with human hair? My hair...
  5. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi, I am looking for some badger hair to tie some salmon flies. Does anyone know of any suppliers who have any? Thanks
  6. Tie of the month
    March TOTM theme: 'An apostle of Ireland' Saint Patrick died circa 461 A.D. in Saul, Ireland, and is said to have been buried in the nearby town of Downpatrick, County Down. Saint Patrick is recognized as the patron saint of Ireland, and his writings, noted for their humble voice, include the...
  7. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    A quick tie tonight - an Owenmore shrimp with a red tail.
  8. Patterns for other species
    Variations on this month's Stan Headley article. Harder to tie neatly than you would think. Len
  9. Tie of the month
    February TOTM theme: 'A Scotsman at heart' I figured I'd risk abusing my position and your good nature by being self-centred and basing this month's tie on myself by way of introduction. I'm in my fifties and started fishing as a tender 4 year old with a dapping rod that felt like a telegraph...
  10. New Member Introductions
    I realised every question I was asking google was answered on this forum So I had to join and was so pleased to read such positive comments and input- I normally stay clear of forums as they seem to bring out the worse in people- but not here!! I’ve fished for about 35 years, luckily both...
  11. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    I decided to tie a few flamethrowers on some new to me Patriot size 8 singles to see how the hooks tie and whether I could do a decent job on the pattern. As it is not a fly i would normally use or tie I have a few questions. Is the shape ok and is it impacted by tying on a single? I have not...
  12. General Board
    There's some stunning flies to be seen to decide on the overall winner from the Tie of the Month competitions. Even if you don't tie yourself it would be great to get your vote for the overall winner of 2019 and so give your eyes a feast by viewing the flies and voting here: Speybrothers Tie of...
  13. Tie of the month
    Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the final round of the Speybrothers 2019 Tie of the Month Competition - Tie of the Year. I would like everyone to cast their eyes over all the winners from the Speybrothers 2019 Tie of the Month Competition rounds and vote for your favourite winner. Remember...
  14. Tie of the month
    Please see the entries for the November 2019 Speybrothers Tie of the Month Competition - Peacock Please take a couple of minutes to look through the entries and select your favourite fly from the 19 great efforts submitted in November! iainmortimer Grassy_Knollington Andrzej...
  15. Tie of the month
    Please take some time to review the entries and cast your vote for the October 2019 Speybrothers Tie of the Month Competition. nwsalar DrPatrickT Andrzej Jockiescott Wormo Perry Poker mc andy Grassy_Knollington gwelsher iainmortimer GaryD Clydebuilt...
  16. 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...
  17. Tie of the month
    Please review the entries for the September 2019 Speybrothers Tie of the Month Competition and cast a vote for your favourite fly. Dr PatrickT mc andy Jockiescott Andrzej Clydebuilt Macflycraft ianmortimer gwelsher Perry Poker Doublehooked nwsalar...
  18. Tie of the month
    Please take a look at the entries for the July 2019 Tie of the Month Competition and cast your vote. Every fly would get fished and there's a couple of stunners in there. nwsalar CharlieH Jockiescott Mattytree ianmortimer Perry Poker DrPatrickT mc andy gwelsher...
  19. Fly Tying Topics
    Looking for some advice .what is the best hackle material to tie a yellow and orange hornet PBP?
  20. Tie of the month
    Please see the 17 excellent entries in the June Speybrothers Tie of the Month Competition. Please also take a couple of minutes to make a decision and cast your vote for your favourite fly. Mattytree Perry Poker Jockiescott Wormo mc andy Wafty Cranker nwsalar ianmortimer...
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