Its taken some time but I have just finished filming 15 fly tying tutorials, 7 on tying with deer hair. I decided to try and film the tutorials as seen by the tyer from behind the vice and give them a clean background, so as to showcase the techniques. Here are a few stills from the videos and as soon as the editing is finished I will start publishing them.
Due to the many enquires regarding the deer hair I used in these patterns heres the info: The hair is from Natures Spirit and is available from http://www.funkyflytying.co.uk/shop/products/humpy-deer-hair-patch-nature-s-spirit/1237/
100% Deer hair dry with summer roe deer tail, clipped deer hair body and spun deer hair hackle.
Deer hair immerger
Deer hair Vespertina
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A new date added to the calender. Next weekend I will be tying at the Rutland spring fly fair so if you are going please say hello!
Rutland Spring Fly Fair.
Sunday 2nd March 2014.
Uppingham Community College Sports Hall.
10am – 3pm. Admission £3.00 (accompanied children under 16. FREE)
Since I posted the video of the Veniard 120 challenge, I have been bombarded with questions about the head gear David Edwards and myself are using!
They come with three separate lenses x 2. x 2.5 and x 3 that just clip on and off. The head band is adjustable and fits all. If you wish to improve your tying these will do it overnight!! You can see the slightest mistake and the rest.
They are available from:
Sandra or Dave at: The Anglers Lodge Jubilee Lakes Redworth Darlington Co Durham DL2 2UH
Though we dispatch every working day the shop itself has limited opening hours and these vary with the time of year. Check these times regularly as they will change now the nights are putting in Present Opening Hours are:- Thursday – 9a.m. to 4p.m Friday – 9a.m. to 4p.m Saturday – 9a.m. to 4p.m Sunday – 9a.m. to 2p.m Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Telephone:- 0044 1388 772611
A wonderful tutorial shared from the Limp cobra that should inspire all fly tyers to work a little harder on technique!
While tying at the British fly Fair International last weekend I was asked along with David Edwards to tie a fly in under 120 seconds. To make it even more difficult we where given a envelope with undisclosed materials, the results you can see here!
I am having a spike right now on the site with visitors from Finland, and I would just like to say, I look forward to seeing you all at the Finish fly fair in April. Please visit me and say hi.