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The John Storey dry fly

A rather unusual pattern from North Yorkshire that has gained a super reputation as a real trout and grayling treat.

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Coch-y-Bonddu

This well known Welsh pattern represents a small beetle of the same name (red & black) that is found along the river and lake banks of the Welsh countryside. One of the classic peacock herl patterns that trout just love. Here’s the correct way of tying it.

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Tying the Mosquito midge

 

A simple but effective pattern for mosquito and midge fishing with a couple of nifty techniques and only using Grizzle hackle and moose mane hair.

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# 18 CdC para weld midge

This little midge has proven a great asset early on in the season under difficult midge hatching conditions and later also as a mosquito. The original had a traditional parachute hackle but I changed this recently to my CdC para weld hackle that floats all day and beyond.

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Tying a Clouser minnow

A modern classic. According to Bob Clouser’s web site, Lefty Kreh has caught 86 different spiecies of game fish on the Clouser minnow. Its also a fabulous sea trout and sea bass pattern that should be tied and tried. Try it in some other effective colours such as blue and white, red and white and yellow and white as shown here.

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The Halo Glass Shrimp

A little semi realistic transparent shrimp for sea trout and other salty species. An effective and easy pattern that looks the business!

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The Royal Wulff

This totally new technique and material makes it possible to tie flies like the classic Royal Wulff perfect every time in under 3 minutes. This technique is still in development but its looking promising for most patterns and will change fly tying as we know it when fully mastered!

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The Lap Dancer

One of my fusion sea trout patterns for salt water inspired by the many Danish patterns that use primarily grizzle hackles the Lap dancer has a couple of interesting techniques that you may not have seen before.

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Pseudo quill spider

An alternative technique for making substitute quill bodies in any colour that works excellent also for larger hook sizes.

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Rackelhanen caddis a Swedish classic

Not the original tying but the results are more or less the same. This easy tied, world renound caddis pattern was designed by my old friend, fly tyer and master rod builder Kenneth Bostrom. The name Rackelhanen, dirctly translated means ”Bastard Rooster” and refers to a strange natural cross breeding of Black grouse and the Capercaillie, of which the un-natural offspring is called a Rackelhanen. The Rackelhanen is fished as a normal adult caddis pattern but can also be pulled hard under the surface of the water so that it pops up agian rather like a hatching caddis breaking the surface.

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