The Dog Nobbler

  I dont normally tie lures but this classic British lure from Sid Knight deserves a tutorial. Although tied for freshwater it has also accounted for numerous sea trout in the salt for me.Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading The Dog Nobbler

Tying a Irish style mayfly

  A we one from the green isle for friday. I just love tying these traditional Irish style mayfly patterns, three hackles in a lovley mix of golden olive and green. Have a great weekend my feathery friends! Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading Tying a Irish style mayfly

Tying a Damsel nymph

  An up-side down still water / lake damsel nymph with a weighted abdomen fishes really well with an irresistible swimming action, especially when things are slow. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading Tying a Damsel nymph

Tying foam and cone caddis dry fly

A cracking little pattern that always has a place in my trout fly box. The flat deer hair wing and foam head make it fish very realistically evan when fished static. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading Tying foam and cone caddis dry fly

Tying a CdC wasp.

A little black and yellow CdC wasp made with nothing but Cdc and some floss. Semi realistic and floats all day, when the wasps die in late summer early autumn this pattern is a must. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading Tying a CdC wasp.

Coq de Leon

These are spade hackles from the roosters of rare breeds of domestic fowl, that originate from the region of Leon in northern Spain. Flor De Escoba The feathers have remarkable colourations and, in the traditional Spanish patterns in which they where used, are not wound onto the hook as a normal hackle.Instead bunches of the fibres are bound onto the hook and then splayed with the tying thread to obtain a radial hackle effect. The speckeled plumage also make excellent tails and caddis wings. The feathers have become more easy to obtain in recent years as their popularity within fly … Continue reading Coq de Leon

Palomino partridge parachute midge

A midge with a twist. This little dry midge is equiped with a buggy partridge parachute hackle that gives it a spider quality. A great little river pattern. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading Palomino partridge parachute midge

The Imperial Tarpon

The Imperial The “herring from hell” as it has affectionally been called or Tarpon as they are commonly known, has over the past 30 years established its self a very special reputation amongst fly fishermen all over the world. Coming myself from the cold north and the home of world class fishing for Atlantic salmon in Norway, fly tyers all over the world have celebrated the Atlantic salmon with hundreds of fully dressed classic salmon fly patterns to pursue the king of fish. As a tribute to the more recent exotic warm water species of game fish I decided to … Continue reading The Imperial Tarpon

Partidge caddis emerger

A real quick and simple pattern that works wonders under caddis hatches, pulled long and slow just under the surface. Have a great Sunday Friends! Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading Partidge caddis emerger

Feather Benders past and present part 1

A Little but heart felt tribute to fly tyers of the world who I have crossed paths with and had a friends over the past 30 + years. Who have inspired and carried our craft onward and beyond… There are hundreds more, that I unfortunately haven’t photographed, if you are a fly tyer and you have a photo of me with you please send me a copy. I thank you all for your inspiration and dedication. Continue reading Feather Benders past and present part 1

The Mickey Finn

Without a doubt one of the classic bucktails, an easy pattern to tie, but its seldom that you see it tied well! Here’s the full tutorial, how to tie the tinsel body, what bucktail to use and the correct way and proportions of mounting the wing. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading The Mickey Finn