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  1. Fly Tying Topics
    Got a fly tying kit 14/15 years ago and only used for a month or two and gave up . decided to give it a go again during the lock down . After a few duds broken threads and hackles managed to come up with these . Hopefully fish catchers!!! Any hints, tips & criticism would be welcome. Tying in...
  2. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Starting a wee project for a frame tying auld Tay classics
  3. Rookies Corner
    I'd be interested to know what knots people use, especially for tying on flies and attaching tubes. Thanks.
  4. Fly Tying Topics
    I'm wondering if anyone has done a step by step of tying a Yellow Dolly? I think Ross McDonald posted a dressing of it in the April 2018 copy of Trout & Salmon. If anyone has a copy and is able to post it on the forum it would be much appreciated! I fancy tying a few up for trying on the Alness...
  5. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Is there anything worse than tying a new new variant notwithstanding the number of used patterns and no chance to use either. I am desperate to cast a line again but who knows when.....
  6. Feather Wing Patterns
    Another attempt at a mallard winged fly. Far from perfect but one of the best attempts at this pattern I've ever made. Although the bar isn't too high for me on that! :lol: Again, no mallard went in the bin tying this one either which is all I really want. I'm looking forward to using this...
  7. Step by Step
    Interesting watch... Would be interested to hear peoples thoughts on tying up various sized bodies for attaching to the main fly?! Pattern of the Month #01 Pahtakorva TTT Nobody - Frodinflies
  8. Fly Tying Topics
    Just wondered what peoples views are? I typically use Indian cock for most of my tying. Majority of my tying being ; cascade types, Ally's , pert shrimp and loads of hair-wing / shrimp variants. The flies I make are size 14 to size 8 . Noticed some folk seem keen on Indian Hen? so is it...
  9. Patterns for other species
    Nice tying out in the sunshine today
  10. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi All. I decided to start fly tying again so thought that I would only tie two patterns in different sizes for the coming seasons & hoping that I stay Safe & well & also hope everyone else keep well as it is disastorous how many lives have been taken & also the problems that it is causing...
  11. 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
  12. Fly Tying Topics
    Been meaning to try some live streaming fly tying for a while but never got round to it. Until now, and like a lot of us I'm confined to barracks! I've set up a tying studio and am doing a series of live streams at 5pm this week. The theme are the Bann Special family of Irish Shrimp flies...
  13. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Been tying mostly singles this season, really like the way the sit in the water, you can tie them really slim as well compared to tubes, I will also be tying plenty of these over the coming weeks.
  14. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    This pattern is one of my favourite choice when opening the flie box. I'm not a expert tying them but they will do the job.
  15. Tie of the month
    March TOTM theme: We're in Lockdown - Improvise! I was chatting to my parents this week, who are now both in their 80's, and they were telling me about the Smallpox epidemic in the early 1960's. Apparently, shopkeepers were treated like lepers because they were travelling around delivering...
  16. Off Topic Lounge
    I'm still at work(a part of the food chain!), all I do most of my day is wash and sterilise my hands at the slightest deviation from actually working.Now this is all highly embarrassing, but its wrecking my hands!.I'm a roughty toughty bloke, used to getting, mucky, filthy, oily, greasy, inky...
  17. General Board
    The current situation has got me thinking that going forward, where possible, I'd like to buy UK made tackle in order to support small UK businesses which will no doubt be struggling and in need of support to get back on their feet. I'd be interested to know of UK made tackle...
  18. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi Can anyone recommend and single barbless hooks for tying salmon flies? Looked around but can not seem to find any! Any help appreciated. Mikh
  19. Northern European Style Patterns
    Loosely based from Thunder & Lightening Need to neaten up a bit but at least I'm tying flies :cool:
  20. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    First tying in a while
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