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! Please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading Daddy’s legs
A very simple pattern with a not so well know hackling technique, try this pattern and I am sure you won’t be disappointed. Hook: Mustad R30 # 12 Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 Black Trailing shuck: UV flash Abdomen: Black tying … Continue reading How to tie the Hatching midge
Another deer hair technique that shows you how to make spun deer hair bodies with the use of a dubbing loop. Continue reading Spinning deer hair in a dubbing loop
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. Hook: Mustad R30 # 12 Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 black Tail: … Continue reading How to tie Poly weld para.
This is a priceless little trick for improving the grip of most hackle pliers substantially! Continue reading Improving your hackle pliers!
This pattern has proved itself now over many years and has become a must have pattern for most trout and grayling fishermen in Scandinavia. Hook: Mustad R 30 # 10 Tying thread: Dyneema Head & Tail: Natural roe deer hair … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast, Tying the Dyret
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 … Continue reading A new batch of sculls now available…
PatteGrisen (Suckling pig) Its ten years today that the pig was born. There are, I am sure, hundreds, if not thousands of new fly patterns that are tied each year for salt water sea trout alone, most of which only … Continue reading How to tie PatteGrisen (Suckling pig)
At the weekend I will be tying at the Irish Fly Fair & International Angling Show at the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill on the west coast of Ireland. This is not only a great show with over 60 international fly tyers who will be sharing their skills and techniques with visitors but also loads of fly tying and game fishing related stands, all in a great location. The Galway Bay Hotel. So you can spend the whole day wandering around the fly tying demos and shopping! The Hotel has also a great bar and restaurant so you can even … Continue reading The Irish Fly Fair
The deer and duck caddis is a fusion of two of the most buoyant materials around, deer hair and CdC. Please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel: Continue reading How to tie double D Caddis dry fly
This easy but extremely effective caddis pattern is a must for every fly box! Please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel: Continue reading How to tie a CdC caddis dry fly
This tutorial for the floating deer hair pupa, shows you how to spin, pack, clip and sand deer hair for a ultra tight body effect on small flies. Please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading Spin, pack,clip, burn and sand…
An easy flat bodied weighted stone fly nymph that can be tied in many sizes and colours to match the hatch. Please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading Tying a clinger stone fly nymph