The Feather Bender’s Tying Techniques giveaway

If you are a subscriber to The Feather Bender, you may have noticed a new look to the site over the last few days. It’ been a long time coming, but its here now!  As a little celebration I will be drawing one lucky subscriber to win a signed copy of my latest book and a small box of flies tied by me. If you all ready subscribe, all you have to do is like this post and share it to one of the social media tags to the left. If you are not a subscriber, scroll down the column … Continue reading The Feather Bender’s Tying Techniques giveaway

Dubbing techniques with fur & hair

Five different but simple dubbing techniques using the same hair, to give five very different effects. All these techniques can be used with many types of hair & fur and adapted for dry, nymph, wet and streamer patterns. If these simple skills are learned and practiced they will not only improve your tying but also make your time spent at the vice, much more enjoyable, and will result in neater and quicker flies. These short tutorials will hopefully help all those who are new to our craft, fly tying clubs & workshops, to get the new beginner off to a … Continue reading Dubbing techniques with fur & hair

How to tie Shuttlecock emerger

A little shuttlecock emerger with a couple of different body & wing techniques. Hook: Ahrex FW511 #10 Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 Olive Trailing shuck: Parapost fibres Rib: Brown floss & natural ostrich herl Abdomen: Golden olive super fine dubbing Thorax: Brown ostrich herl Wingcase: 3 CDC hackles Wing: CDC & summer duck fibres Buy MUSTAD signature hooks on AMAZON:Buy VENIARD product on AMAZON:Fly tying tools and materials shop TRIDENT FREE SHIPPING OVER $20:Buy SIMMS fishing products:Buy YETI Coolers. Free ground Shipping:EPIC water filters Very useful thing when fishing:Trouts fly fishing Premier Fly Shop & Outfitter:Polarized fishing sunglasses RHEOS 55$:TheRiversEdge flyfishing … Continue reading How to tie Shuttlecock emerger

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📢 𝟓𝟒 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐭 & 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐎𝐫𝐝 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭: #54barryflies 𝐅𝐥𝐲 𝐓𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭!   𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐙𝐄𝐒: 🔥 A Complete Selection of 54 Dean Street Super Select CDC (13 Colors, 13 1gr Pack) 🔥 20 packs of Mustad Signature fly hooks. 𝐄𝐗𝐓𝐑𝐀 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐙𝐄: 🔥 All tyers that enter the competition will be placed in a lottery and the lucky person, that will be drawn at random, will win a Cottarelli Hackle Plier! . 𝐓𝐎 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐏𝐄𝐓𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: . ✅You have to tie this chosen pattern from Barry’s ‘The Feather Bender’s Fly Tying Techniques’ book and post a photograph of the finished fly … Continue reading WIN! WIN! WIN!

Three simple dubbing techniques

This is another very important tutorial, illustrating how the same dubbing can be used in three different techniques for three very different results. All three of these techniques can be utilized on all types on many different style of fly. If these simple skills are learned and practiced they will not only improve your tying but also make your time spent at the vice, much more enjoyable, and will result in neater and quicker flies. These short tutorials will hopefully help all those who are new to our craft, fly tying clubs & workshops, to get the new beginner off … Continue reading Three simple dubbing techniques

How to tie screaming banshee caddis

A great little skating caddis pattern from Charlie Craven, tied with elk hair. The forward wing pushes a whole load of water when its pulled through the surface. Buy MUSTAD signature hooks on AMAZON:Buy VENIARD product on AMAZON:Fly tying tools and materials shop TRIDENT:Buy SIMMS fishing products:EPIC water filters Very useful thing when fishing:Trouts fly fishing Premier Fly Shop & Outfitter:Polarized fishing sunglasses RHEOS 55$:TheRiversEdge flyfishing shop – Bozeman Montana:Buy STANLEY products. Free Shipping on all orders!Buy BEST fly tying VISE Continue reading How to tie screaming banshee caddis

Keep calm & tie flies…

I feel that you visit this site for fun, for fly tying, and hopefully to be inspired. I also feel that for some of you right now, in these dark times, it may feel inappropriate and wrong. I completely understand that many of you will not want to visit during this time as you might find it trivial in respect to what the world is facing right now. However, I am also aware that if we are going to be spending more time at home, then we need to find things we can do, read and learn to pass at … Continue reading Keep calm & tie flies…