Tying the Detatched body mayfly

This is a simple but but effective mayfly pattern that fly tyers of any level can tie with a little practice. Once you have masterd this technique all you have to do is change the size and colour to match most mayfly hatches. The chioce of colours and sizes of fly to be used when tying this pattern is determined by what mayfly you intend to imitate and under what conditions.  In still water fishing, trout can be extremly sellective when feeding on mayflies, they have good time to check them out before sucking them in. Body form: Upholsterers needle … Continue reading Tying the Detatched body mayfly

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!

Firstly I would like to apologize for not posting anything in the last few days but things have been hectic for me. I have had a lot of work to do for magazines on both sides of the pond as well as all my regular work. Over the weekend I also had a visit from my good friend David Edwards from England and we had a couple of days sea trout fishing, or I should say one day sea trout fishing and one day casting, in serious freezer box conditions. Although the weather gods where not on our side, we managed to land three over wintered … Continue reading All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!