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The aim of this blog is to connect fly-tyers all over the world, to share, techniques, patterns, information and knowledge.

Archive for December, 2019

Tying a Stalking Bug

A simple little bug, that is not only great for stalking fish in clear water, but also a very effective jig to use when nothing particular is happening on the surface.

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The Cormorant mini lure

Although a quick and easy tie, this is one of the most popular and effective mini lures of recent years.


Suspender midge

A size 18 suspender midge that has probably accounted for its fare share of fish over the years. Tie it in any colour from small to large. The small foam post ensures that this pattern has perfect presentation each and every time.


The Yuletide

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.


Magic glass caddis

 

A bright heavy duty caddis larva with a transparent abdomen and body veiling. Perfect for late season trout and grayling that are holding deep.


The water boatman

Probably the most important water beetle when it comes to still waters. The water boatman is a quick and simple tie although semi realistic.


Sundays lottery draw has a winner!

Feather Bender's Flytying Techniques

The winner of this Sundays lottery is: Jonathan Gibbs, PM me your postal address Jonathan and I’ll get a copy of the book of to you. Remember I will be drawing a new winner this coming Sunday as well so just follow the instructions below if you would like to enter.
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If you would like the chance to win a copy of my new book “The Feather Bender’s Flytying Techniques” all you have to do is share this post and subscribe to the YouTube channel link above. A lucky winner will be drawn from all subscribers each Sunday before Christmas. Good luck!


Tying a palmered Shipman’s

 

A super quick and easy variant of the still water classic, that never grows old. This CDC Shipman’s has the added advantage of a palmered body hackle, that in combination with the CDC will keep this floating all day and then some.


Reversed Parachute mayfly

A reversed parachute mayfly tied on a swimming nymph hook, that will give a very natural presentation. It can be fished as a dun or cripple and includes a few interesting techniques.


Christmas fly tying draw

Feather Bender's Flytying Techniques

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Ho ho ho! As a Christmas special, If you would like the chance to win a copy of my new book “The Feather Bender’s Flytying Techniques” all you have to do is share this post and subscribe to the YouTube channel link above. A lucky winner will be drawn from all subscribers each Sunday before Christmas. Good luck!


Tying a Thorax Dun

This easy but neat mayfly dun pattern has a couple of nice techniques and a wonderful finished footprint and profile, perfect for fooling even the most selective trout.


Tying a hot spot sedgehog

One of the best little caddis patterns around. With an additional Glo Brite hot spot, when pulled through the surface film, this will bring fish up, just about all year round.