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Tying the Nalle Puh

Widely regarded as the national fly of Finland, Simo Lumme’s Nalle Puh or also know as Winnie the Pooh is a wonderful egg laying caddis pattern with a rather unusual but effective winging technique.

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The nymph previously know as prince.

The nymph previously know as Prince. A great little nymph that every fly fishermen should have in their box, but this time tide with a partridge throat hackle instead of the traditional brown.

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Golden olive bumble muddler

A variant of the Kingsmill Moore pattern, the golden Olive bumble that was popularised in his great book ‘A man may fish’ A cracking dry fly attractor that hardly ever fails as a top dropper. Pulled through the surface as a wake fly it will attract even deep lying fish up to inspect it.

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My tying room…

This ia a short tour of my tying room and photo studio here at home. Not the best filming but you’ll get a good idea of how its layed out and works.

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Adult Blue Damsel

One of my most simple patterns. A semi realistic but quick tie for a perfect adult blue damsel that works extremely well when they are on the water.

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The Brassie & partridge spider

A neat little spider pattern that has worked wonders for me when fishing a traditional across and down stream wet fly method.

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The great grey sedge

 

An unusual but good looking pattern. This large caddis fly ticks all the boxes when it comes to a large adult skating caddis imitation.

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Peacock Caddis

This is an old but reliable pattern used especially in fast riffles and for searching pocket water. Your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated. If you enjoy the videos please subscribe to my YouTube channel below. Thanks…

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The Renegade

 

This old but still effective, for and aft pattern, was one of Ernest Hemingway’s top trout flies.

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Quill wing blue dun

A classic quill wing style dun. A traditional pattern and technique that gives one of the best footprints and silhouettes of an adult mayfly.

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