Hi, I must start again by apologizing for my absence lately (again) but I have been very busy tying and photographing flies for the new Mustad hook catalogue for 2014. Heres a sneak preview of a few of the patterns. I hope to be back blogging over the weekend, have a good one. Bee Cee Clapping crab tied on a Mustad C70SNP-DT Kill Bill Salmon double Tied on a Mustad 80525-BL Sølv Dokka Tied on a Mustad R70NP-BR Vulturine Tarpon Tied on a Mustad C68SNP-ZS Circle shrimp Tied on a Mustad C71SNP-SS Streaking Caddis Tied on a Mustad R30NP-BR … Continue reading Mustad catalogue 2014
Sorry for taking so long for my next installment for the tying course but I am very busy right now photographing sea trout fishing as the season is underway. This is a simple but extremely realistic salt water shrimp pattern I designed for salt water sea trout fishing in Northern Europe. Ribbon Shrimp Hook Mustad Shrimp C47SNP-DT http://www.mustad.no/productcatalog/na/product.php?id=189 Eyes: Easy shrimp eyes http://www.easyshrimpeyes.dk/ Feelers/Body: Organdie decretive ribbon If you’re looking for pre-dyed “organdie” it’s available in the UK from http://www.ribbonoasis.co.uk in a good range of colours and widths, just go to the site and search for “organza”, different name same product. Shell back Bug … Continue reading Fly tying course # 14 The ribbon shrimp
My first photograph for a wine label, fly tying inspired of course… Continue reading Wine for fly tyers. Barbera D’Alba 2012
This is my variant of one of the best salmon flies in recent years. It is, without doubt my most productive fly for salt water sea trout fishing. There is something about this pattern that sea trout just can’t resist. On many occasions when there are sea trout feeding or on the move, and they just follow the fly and won’t take, this small fly works most of the time. Fished on a long fine leader and floating line just under the surface with a very slow figure of eight retrieve, the takes are savage and powerful, driving the tiny … Continue reading Proppen-Without doubt my most productive sea trout fly….
I will be leaving for Sweden in the morning, so I wont be posting until I return on Monday 8 April, hopefully with lots of new ideas and inspiration from the fair. Now that the blog has become established and I have just reached 75,000 visitors and over 3500 followers I thought it only correct to take you on a little tour of the tying room. If you are visiting the Sportsfiskemessan in Sweden I look forward to seeing you there. This is where it all the tying and photography happens. It may look like its a bit chaotic but … Continue reading Hope to see you in Sweden, The feather benders tying room
At the show this year I will be tying sea trout flies for Northern Europe and demonstrating some new techniques and materials. So if you are at the show, be sure to take a trip to the ‘Flugbindargatan’ to meet and see some great tyers in action. ‘Awesome Opossum Shrimp’ ‘Proppen’ ‘Foil Gammarus’ The show opening times: Friday 5 April 09.00-18.00 Saturday 6 April 09.00-18.00 Sunday 7 April 10.00-16.00 I look forward to meeting you there… For more information about the fairhttp://www.sportfiskemassan.se/ Continue reading Come and see ‘The Feather Bender’ Tying at The Sportfiskemessan