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  1. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Invented by Fred Yates of Neath, probably my favourite patterns and the best I've tied it. Head needs another coat of varnish. All the correct materials, including dyed blue dun furnace hackle. Dx
  2. Grayling Fishing
    That time of year is approaching.. Tied up the simplest of worm patterns to try Daiichi keel hook Wire body (colour of your choice) Small blob of UV orange nail varnish Cover in resin Nice Slim profile but may try a heavier guage of wire for a more pronounced segmentation Anyway. Hope it...
  3. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Size 10 osprey and 15 salar. Another lick of varnish and they'll be in the box.
  4. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi I've been using Veniards Cellire Varnish No.1 Clear (Fine) and when varnishing the heads of flies some of them have been turning cloudy after a short period. Does anyone know the reason for this? Thanks mikh
  5. Fly Tying Topics
    Has anyone else on here had any experience of Veniard's red varnish looking insipid? I bough a new bottle at the start of December from Fishtec and all the heads have come out a pinkish red, rather than the deep red I've always been used to. See picture below: ..
  6. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Variant of the Kinermony Shrimp, tied low-water style with copper flash in tail, copper oval back body and copper lite-brite with copper rib front body. Another coat of varnish and in the summer box it goes :)
  7. Fly Tying Topics
    What do you use for applying the varnish? I bought some of the cellire varnish thinking it'd have a brush attached , but no! I've seen what look like an empty bottle with an applicator on it, is that what I should be looking for? Thanks for any advice.
  8. General Board
    Hi Folk, Not been on here for a while. I now need some feedback. I bought 2 Salmologic rods a couple of years back. After only a month or so of use the varnish on the rod started flaking off. The worst of the rods was replaced by the shop as a good will gesture but the manufacturer didn't...
  9. General Board
    Hi, i have came into a quality greenheart trout rod- 9'#6 line. I plan to use it this year for dries and buzzers. My question is, which type of varnish is best for touching up the whippings ? Would a touch-up with " hard as nails" be ok or even " zap a gap" ??
  10. General Board
    Just wondering what ppl are using to finish off fly heads. Clear or coloured varnish?
  11. Shakespeare
    Scandi 13,9 When taking my rod down today I noticed that the varnish has come away from the blank, at two joints, there a opaque colour to the varnish around the edges of the blank, is that normal? I know they aren't expensive but it's only had a half hours use. I, ve checked it with a loupe...
  12. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    A 'modern' spey pattern (from about 1900) - not tied one for a while. The head could've been better - probably needs another coat of varnish too. Dx
  13. Fly Tying Topics
    I haven't used UV Resin products before, I normally use a coat of superglue and a few coats of ordinary clear varnish, Do all UV Resin cements do the same job , the same with the UV torches (vary in price), Loon products seem a popular brand, Does the UV Resin enhance the head giving it...
  14. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    One from today and still to get another a cpl coats a varnish Oval gold tinsel tag Golden pheasant crest Floro orange cock hackle fibres Black floss Oval gold tinsel rib Orange cock hackle Blue cock hackle Black arctic runner Junglecock
  15. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Just off the vice still to get a cpl coats a varnish Silver wire tag Silver Holographic tinsel Silver wire rib Red cock hackle Red bucktail Cpl strands of micro flash Black floss Silver wire rib Red cock hackle Black arctic runner Yellow cock hackle Junglecock Opal mirage head
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