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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Pseudo quill spider

An alternative technique for making substitute quill bodies in any colour that works excellent also for larger hook sizes.

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Rackelhanen caddis a Swedish classic

Not the original tying but the results are more or less the same. This easy tied, world renound caddis pattern was designed by my old friend, fly tyer and master rod builder Kenneth Bostrom. The name Rackelhanen, dirctly translated means ”Bastard Rooster” and refers to a strange natural cross breeding of Black grouse and the Capercaillie, of which the un-natural offspring is called a Rackelhanen. The Rackelhanen is fished as a normal adult caddis pattern but can also be pulled hard under the surface of the water so that it pops up agian rather like a hatching caddis breaking the surface.

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Extended body midge

 

A little twisted polypropylene yarn extended body technique for a very effective adult midge pattern.

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Flash back caddis Larva

A quick and easy semi realistic caddis larva with a simple flash back and gills that fishes well, when you need to get down quick into that deep pocket water.

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Even keel Mayfly nymph

 

An interesting departure from regular nymphs with an up-side down hook and a thorax bead keel for ballast and weight to get that nymph down fast.

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All hackle technique

One of my new techniques for hackling with any type or size of hackle including partridge, wood duck, teal, Coq di Leon etc. This technique is so new that I haven’t had a opportunity to fish with it yet but it floats extremely well, presenting emergers beautifully. I haven’t found a name for this technique yet so I thought I would have a little competition! If my subscribers suggest a name I will choose one and the winner will receive a fly box and a selection of my flies!

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The Awesome Opossum Shrimp

One of my semi realistic feather and fur salt water shrimps, that requires a couple of techniques but is relatively easy to tie. Once in the water the shrimp is very mobile pulsating and swimming making it a real attractor pattern.

Thanks, Thanks and Thanks again!

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The London Fly Fishing Fair 2017

The inaugural London Fly Fishing Fair is soon upon us!

I will not only be tying at the first London Fly Fishing Fair but I will also be having a little exhibition of a few of my fly fishing art prints put together especially  for the show. This mini exhibition called ‘Contre-Jour’ will be exhibited on both Friday and Saturday so please call in, it will be good to see you there.

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https://thelondonflyfishingfair.co.uk/home/

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Glow bugs, sunny side up!

With a little preperation and a couple of tricks you can produce perfect Glow-Bug salmon eggs in just a matter of seconds, This is how!

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Flatwing tying time!

This is a single hackle flatwing sand eel, that is a killer fly for sea trout here in Scandinavia and striped bass in North America. A real easy pattern to tie, when you know how.

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