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Tying the peeping caddis

 

A get down deep house building caddis pattern that has to be one of the most productive weighted grayling patterns I know, along with a couple of neat tying techniques.

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Tying the diving or egg laying caddis

 

This is a diving or egg laying caddis that is fished just under the surface with long slow pulls. The combination of partridge hackle and hen mallard breast feathers is a real fish attractor.

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The Yuletide christmas fly

1st December and a seasonal pattern I made many years ago and still tie a couple of dozen each christmas as gifts for fly tying and fishing friends. I thought I would publish this now to give you good time to tie some up for your fishy friends.

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Daddy’s legs

This is an old but still good and quick method for tying the knots in pheasant tail fibres for crane fly and hopper legs. Its like riding a bike once learnt never forgotten!

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Tying the Hatching midge

A very simple pattern with a not so well know hackling technique, try this pattern and I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

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Spinning deer hair in a dubbing loop

Another deer hair technique that shows you how to make spun deer hair bodies with the use of a dubbing loop.

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Tying the Poly weld para.

This is yet another parachute technique with a twist! A very satisfying method of finishing a traditional parachute hackle that also equips the pattern with a quick sight indicator.

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Improving your hackle pliers!

This is a priceless little trick for improving the grip of most hackle pliers substantially!

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Beauty and the Beast, Tying the Dyret

 

This pattern has proved itself now over many years and has become a must have pattern for most trout and grayling fishermen in Scandinavia.

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A new batch of sculls now available…

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The feather benders home grown and hand crafted fly tyers wax scull’s.

It’s not that long ago that pre-waxed tying thread was not readily available, and tyers, especially of the more classic stile patterns resorted to various types of wax to make tying more easy and the natural threads such as cotton and silk more durable. Because the majority of tying threads available today are pre-waxed, the practice of waxing your own tying thread has been somewhat neglected or almost forgotten for most fly tyers.

Apart from the obvious advantages as mentioned above, waxing your own thread makes easy work of applying and attaching materials to the hook, creating better friction between thread and material and anchoring them in place with only a couple of wraps of thread. Its also extremely useful when dubbing, if a little is applied to the thread before spinning your dubbing it will render the thread ‘Tacky’ and make the adhering of the dubbing material easier.

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After recently starting keeping bees, primarily for honey production, I have also a surplus of natural bee’s wax which when mixed with three other totally natural ingredients is the recipe for my own exclusive tyers wax.

After selling out the first batch and a whole load of requests for more, a second limited amount of sculls will be available for next to no cost, so if you are interested in obtaining one of these hand made tyers waxes, please contact me on, barrycl@online.no

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