All hackle technique

One of my new techniques for hackling with any type or size of hackle including partridge, wood duck, teal, Coq di Leon etc. This technique is so new that I haven’t had a opportunity to fish with it yet but it floats extremely well, presenting emergers beautifully. I haven’t found a name for this technique yet so I thought I would have a little competition! If my subscribers suggest a name I will choose one and the winner will receive a fly box and a selection of my flies! Thank you for watching and subscribing to the feather benders You … Continue reading All hackle technique

The Awesome Opossum Shrimp

One of my semi realistic feather and fur salt water shrimps, that requires a couple of techniques but is relatively easy to tie. Once in the water the shrimp is very mobile pulsating and swimming making it a real attractor pattern. Thanks, Thanks and Thanks again! Thank you for watching and subscribing to the feather benders You Tube channel, your  support is keeping the channel going and is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ, Continue reading The Awesome Opossum Shrimp

The London Fly Fishing Fair 2017

The inaugural London Fly Fishing Fair is soon upon us! I will not only be tying at the first London Fly Fishing Fair but I will also be having a little exhibition of a few of my fly fishing art prints put together especially  for the show. This mini exhibition called ‘Contre-Jour’ will be exhibited on both Friday and Saturday so please call in, it will be good to see you there. For more information and tickets contact: https://thelondonflyfishingfair.co.uk/home/ Continue reading The London Fly Fishing Fair 2017

Glow bugs, sunny side up!

With a little preperation and a couple of tricks you can produce perfect Glow-Bug salmon eggs in just a matter of seconds, This is how! Thank you 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 Glow bugs, sunny side up!

Flatwing tying time!

This is a single hackle flatwing sand eel, that is a killer fly for sea trout here in Scandinavia and striped bass in North America. A real easy pattern to tie, when you know how. Thank you 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 Flatwing tying time!

Tying a CdC sparkle dun mayfly

This is a CdC sparkle Dun mayfly with a Coq de Leon tail and a ice dubbing, CdC mix wing. This style of Dungives perfect presentation every time. Thank you 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 sparkle dun mayfly

The CdC GP mayfly Emerger

A CdC general purpose emerger that I tie in sizes from 12-20 all you need to do is change the colour to match the hatch of most small mayflies. Thank you 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 CdC GP mayfly Emerger

British Fly Fair International 2017

British Fly Fair International Weekend It’s that time of year again and this weekend I will be tying at The British Fly Fair International http://www.bffi.co.uk/ This year the show will be bigger and better than ever and cover three huge halls, all filled with fly tying and fishing related goodies, not to mention loads of international fly tyers. I will be tying Salt water patterns for Bass and sea trout. I will also be doing a demo in the fly tyers theatre on both Saturday & Sunday . If you have a free day and are in the area it’s … Continue reading British Fly Fair International 2017

Klipspringer Cripple mayfly

An elementary cripple/stillborn mayfly pattern for super selective trout. Although you can use regular deer hair for the wing in this pattern I use klipspringer hair. 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 Klipspringer Cripple mayfly

Para weld caddis

A very different type of caddis with a couple of interesting techniques. This pattern lies very low in the surface giving it an extremely attractive foot print. 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 Para weld caddis