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The aim of this blog is to connect fly-tyers all over the world, to share, techniques, patterns, information and knowledge.

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Tying a Rubber leg hares ear

A buggy rubber leg hares ear, that works great as a generic nymph. Tie them in light and dark hares ear with your choice of colour for the wing case. A very popular nymph for the big sea run browns of South America.

 

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Tying up a nervous blonde

The nervous blonde is a bleached elk hair and CDC adult caddis fly, that can be seen at a distance even in low light. Stripped or twitched through the surface this pattern creates ‘nervous’ water, waking the predator in even the most lethargic trout.

Foam body mayfly technique

A foam extended body mayfly with a parachute hackle that will float all day long and then some. Don’t be fooled by this simple pattern that is not as challenging to tie as it looks, it just takes a little time.

Delta wing caddis

A delta wing caddis with an interesting body technique that can be put to good use in many other caddis patterns. With split wings and a segmented body, that is still encased in the shuck, this is a good pattern for a struggling caddis stuck in the surface film.

British Fly Fair International 2020

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February I will be tying and signing the new book at the British fly fair International. I will also be doing a fly tyers theatre each day at 12:30.

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If you would like to purchase a copy of the new book, or If you already have one and would like it signed, pay me a visit on the Veniard stand, where I will be tying.

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Feather Bender's Flytying Techniques

Devil Bug

A remarkably simple pattern, that shouldn’t be underestimated! Known by many names, the Devil bug, Cooper bug and Goofus bug, it can be tied in all manner of colours and with bleached or natural elk or deer hair. Pulled through the surface or fished down and swung across stream this is an attractor deluxe!

A Big hole demon

Is it a nymph, is it a streamer? Well the Big hole demon is a bit of both and is said to be the best fly for the Big Hole river. But its not just a fresh water pattern, it’s also an extremely effective sea trout pattern for salt water.

The Crackleback

This quick and easy, but unusual attractor pattern is one well worth trying. Taking only a few minutes to tie, this high floating bug will bring curious and even lethargic trout up from the depths.

Fly Tying demo in Utrecht The Netherlands.

One for my Dutch Friends.
Here is the announcement for the fly tying demonstration and explanation of Barry Ord Clarke on Saturday, February 1st. Barry also signs his book The Feather Bender’s flytying Techniques, so bring along your book or buy it from us on this day. There are also special tied flies by Barry which will be raffled. This cannot be missed!
This is the second day of the Traditional Vliegbindzesdaagse 2020, and is followed by four more, you want to know more?
On my site www.traditional.nl and on my Facebook page is the complete program and are the reports and pictures of all days.
During the Vliegbindzesdaagse we have in store many interesting daily specials with discounts of 10 to 30% and you can instantly see the new products from Semperfli, Hardy, Orvis, Grays, Hodgman, Petitjean, Swiss CDC etc.
For much of the assortment of fly tying materials and fly tying hooks holds 4 get 3 pay!
As usual there you can get free coffee with cake, snacks and drinks and for the most part there is free parking. You’re welcome.
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Tying the crackleback

This quick and easy, but unusual attractor pattern is one well worth trying. Taking only a few minutes to tie, this high floating bug will bring curious and even lethargic trout up from the depths.

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