A little technique I have been experimenting with for tying hollow flies with compressed air. The technique can be adapted for spey and larger pike and salt water patterns. Hook: Mustad Eyed power hook # 6 Tying thread: Dyneema Body … Continue reading Blow dry bait fish-Tying with compressed air!
This pattern imitates the larval stage of the house building caddis fly, and is one of the most important foods for trout and grayling, especially during the late autumn and winter. These insects build a mobile home from twigs, vegetation … Continue reading House builder caddis larvae
An quick and effective hatching midge pattern that has saved the day many a time for me, just change the colour and size to match the hatch. Hook: Mustad C49S # 12 Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 Black Body: Stripped peacock … Continue reading How to tie Poly wing midge
The fur equivalent of CdC. A real simple pattern all tied with only one 5 cm strip of beaver fur spun in a dubbing loop! Hook: Mustad R30 # 10 Tying thread: Dyneema 55 Body & Wing Natural beaver Continue reading How to tie Beaver Caddis
A new batch of sculls now available… 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, … Continue reading A great Halloween fly tyers gift!