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Archive for December, 2016

Tying the cone caddis

A real simple pattern today before I leave for the last two days of the hunting season to harvest some winter roe deer hair. Have a great day my friends…

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Hares ear dubbing part III

Here are three quick and easy dubbing techniques with hares ear. 1 Instant goød ribbed hares ear. 2 Fine and spiky and three traditional dubbing rope.

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Hares ear dubbing prep part II

The second part of hares ear dubbing prep. Blending with Antron, how to achieve different shades and storage.

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Hares ear dubbing prep part 1

After several requests I have made a short video for hares ear dubbing prep.

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Tying the Muddler minnow

A Modern Classic! The Muddler minnow has probably accounted for more fish than just about any other pattern!  Here it is in all its beauty with a few handy tying tips thrown in. Have a great weekend my friends…

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Tying the flying wood ant

 

When large wood ants swarm on the warmest summer days the trout go on a feeding frenzy. This is one of those patterns that you just can’t do without. Simple but realistic and quick to tie.

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Tying a model mayfly nymph

This is a model pattern for most mayfly nymphs, all you need to do is change the hook size and material colour to imitate a whole number of different nymphs. A good pattern to know!

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Tying the deer hair irresistible.

This is a pattern designed to show the pure versatility of deer hair! Tail, spun body and hackle all made from deer hair and nothing more. Three deer hair techniques that will for sure be helpful to you when tying other patterns.

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Deer hair prep for streaking caddis

I have had so many questions regarding the correct deer hair for tying the streaking caddis that I have made this little tutorial on deer hair and prep for the streaking caddis.

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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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