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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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3 minute caddis

Not many dry fly patterns can be tied in three minutes, but heres one of them. The Elk & Hackle caddis. A quick adult skating caddis, that is an easy tie, but don’t be fooled, it’s also a very effective attractor.

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Mottled wing caddis

A nifty para-weld caddis with a mottled turkey wing and a buggy hares ear abdomen and thorax. You can make the wing a little more robust by giving it a thin coat of UV resin.

Rubber grub grub

 

Rubber grub grub, three bugs in a tub. A super quick and easy grayling grub for fishing fast flowing pocket water with great effect.

Foam body Daddy long legs

 

The mother of all daddy’s. This larger than life foam bodied daddy long legs, is a great attractor that moves a whole load of water when pulled through the surface, and will float all day long. With a neat foam body technique.

Win the flies at GAC

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GAC Open weekend!

This coming Friday 27, Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 I will be tying flies and signing my new book at the Glasgow Angling Centre open weekend. Everyone that buys a copy of the book this weekend will go into a free draw to win a set of flies tied by me. Or just call in for a chat and say hello, I look forward to seeing you all there.

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Heres a review by Magnus Angus from the October issue of Fly Fishing & Fly Tying magazine.

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19 September 2019

Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase

If you haven’t seen the new book, heres a short video explaining the concept behind it and the whole idea of it making fly tying tutorials and mastering techniques easier than ever before.

 

Quick quill dun

This, as the name suggests, is a quick quill dun that is easy to tie and a very effective pattern for river fishing. Just change the colour and hook size to match your hatch.

Out today

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For my French friends out today from: https://www.editionsdugerfaut.com/produit/monter-des-mouches-comme-un-pro/

Rusty Rat

 

After receiving many requests to do some salmon fly videos, I have decided to do a collection of some of the most famous and fishable patterns. Starting with one of the classic North American hair wings and definitely the most famous from the Rat series.

Rusty Rat double

Hook: Mustad DL71UBLN # 6

Thread: Black

Tag: Oval gold tinsel

Tail: Peacock sword fibres

Body: Yellow floss & Peacock herl

Veil: Yellow floss

Rib: Oval gold tinsel

Wing: Siberian squirrel tail

Collar: Grizzle cock hackle

Head: Black

Hatching / cripple midge

A quick and easy little semi realistic hatching / cripple midge that fishes well. It also has a few nice techniques that can be employed in other patterns.

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