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  1. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    A pair based on the Willie Gunn
  2. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Inspired by FaughanPurple's stunning tubes from the weekend, I had a go at something tonight using the good old Willie Gunn colours.
  3. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    It's an age thing . I was so intent in putting a green a..e on this Ghillie fly I did the whole body before I realised that I had left the tail out. Rather than start again I turned in to a Willie Gunn variant. Colin.
  4. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Here's a bit of a play on a Spring Gold Willie Gunn but trying to use feathers rather than Bucktail (there's a little Bucktail kick at the back of the fly as a rostrum). Tight lines, Patrick
  5. General Board
    In the light of a few excellent threads on flee's being considered at the moment, I'm just wondering what folks think makes up a good flee. Now I'm not just asking for a Siver Stoat or a Purple Willie etc etc., but rather by definition what makes a good flee?. Is it modern mobile materials...
  6. Northern European Style Patterns
    I know I'm probably boring you now, but here's a hook version of my Willie Zonka. I've trimmed the strip so it's half the width. Going smaller I don't get the amount of barring from the barred zonker- but it still works. Needs a lick of Sally HAN and after that it's ready to rock. Tight lines.
  7. Northern European Style Patterns
    Another to get down to the springers.Sort of Willie Gunn colours. Colin.
  8. Northern European Style Patterns
    Another Zonker :) Willie Gunn style This time orange/yellow barring.
  9. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    A few of my favourite GBWG derivatives ?
  10. Fly Tying Topics
    How much easier is that than a copper tube spinning in a Eumer needle!!! I love this tool :cool: So it's just a Willie Gunn but made my own with holographic back tinsel body and holographic gold tinsel rib. Hopefully the fish will like my subtle bling...
  11. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Got myself a few packs of Waddintons the other day whilst in at GAC, not a lot to choose from as the shelves were empty so it was just a cpl a packs of 35mm and 20mm, first time I've tyed on them and first off was only gonna be one fly... the willie gunn :doh: 35mm Waddinton Gold...
  12. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Hi all, the darkness has descended- rods away. Just got to suffer Christmas and then almost onto the new season. Here's a black/orange/yellow type tube - tied on T tubes from Sean Stanton FnS. Note to SFF - photo upload is far from 'easy' Tight lines, Patrick
  13. Gillie's Tales
    It is with much sadness that I report the passing of Northwest Sutherland ghillie legend (and my mentor) Willie Elliot at Raigmore Hospital last night. For those of you who knew Willie and shared a boat on Stack or More with him from the Reay Forest Estate or Scourie Hotel will have fond...
  14. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Trying again on some Gold Willie Gunns. The first one with black head is folded hen hackle - but looked a bit bulky. So I tried stripping the hen hackle on one side to reduce bulk on the ones with red heads - but actually came out worse than folded hackles!! All the best and tight lines, Patrick
  15. River Spey
    This could get to be a habit. Fresh springer from the Battery Pool 9lbs/28” and not a broken rod in sight! Good old Willie Gunn, no wonder it’s the ghillie’s favourite fly!
  16. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Messing about B4 the old night shift again and put this together, colour combination I never use but should as the willie gun is a top fly, maybe worth a swim
  17. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Tied on size 12 Patriots. Cheers
  18. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Inspired by this month’s fly swap and lamsons pink-headed wg’s, wondered what a pink version of the wg would look like and this is what I came up with. The wing is pink and orange buck (about 70/30) with krystal flash and black buck on top with 2 strands mirror flash. Don’t know that calling...
  19. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    First willie gunns off the vice this year done on 1in and 3/4 copper tubes, unfortunately these one's won't be gracing my box there off to Aberdeen to grace westie's, best a luck with them Andy ?
  20. Fly Tying Topics
    A few from the bench last night, some big spring chartreuse and yellow monkeys and a Willie gunray
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