How to tie wally wing mayfly dun

An upside down mayfly dun. This is an interesting pattern for those of you that have not tied wally wings before, they may look challenging but useing this method makes it easier. Hook: Mustad C53 # 10-14Thread: GreyTail: Coq De LeonWings: Mallard flankBody: One black and two brown moose mane hairsThorax: Peacock herlHackle: Silver badger If you enjoy watching the videos please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated. Thanks… Continue reading How to tie wally wing mayfly dun

How to tie Royal Wulff dry fly

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! Thank you for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated:     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 … Continue reading How to tie Royal Wulff dry fly

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. Thank … Continue reading Rackelhanen caddis a Swedish classic

How to tie CdC sparkle dun mayfly

This is a CdC sparkle Dun mayfly with a Coq de Leon tail and a ice dubbing, CdC mix wing. This style of Dungives perfect presentation every time. Thank you for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading How to tie CdC sparkle dun mayfly

How to tie Klipspringer Cripple mayfly

An elementary cripple/stillborn mayfly pattern for super selective trout. Although you can use regular deer hair for the wing in this pattern I use klipspringer hair. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading How to tie Klipspringer Cripple mayfly

How to tie Para weld caddis

A very different type of caddis with a couple of interesting techniques. This pattern lies very low in the surface giving it an extremely attractive foot print. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading How to tie Para weld caddis

How to tie Irish style mayfly

  A we one from the green isle for friday. I just love tying these traditional Irish style mayfly patterns, three hackles in a lovley mix of golden olive and green. Have a great weekend my feathery friends! Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ 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 … Continue reading How to tie Irish style mayfly

Tying foam and cone caddis dry fly

A cracking little pattern that always has a place in my trout fly box. The flat deer hair wing and foam head make it fish very realistically evan when fished static. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading Tying foam and cone caddis dry fly

How to tie Tying a CdC wasp.

A little black and yellow CdC wasp made with nothing but Cdc and some floss. Semi realistic and floats all day, when the wasps die in late summer early autumn this pattern is a must. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading How to tie Tying a CdC wasp.

How to tie Palomino partridge parachute midge

A midge with a twist. This little dry midge is equiped with a buggy partridge parachute hackle that gives it a spider quality. A great little river pattern. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading How to tie Palomino partridge parachute midge

How to tie deer hair daddy

This deer hair technique shows you how to make easy elongated bodies with deer hair perfect for crane flies, hoppers and stone flies. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading How to tie deer hair daddy

How to tie Stimulator dry fly

A great attractor pattern with huge amounts of float-ability.This well dressed pattern is for fishing rough fast flowing water, where it can be seen easily at distance and it floats like a cork. Stimulators are versatile, and although look difficult, are relatively easy to tie, again, it’s all about proportions! Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going are greatly appreciated: Continue reading How to tie Stimulator dry fly

How to tie detached deer hair body mayfly.

Another deer hair tutorial this time for a detached body. This body technique can be used for all types of detached bodies, daddy’s, midges, caddis flies etc. So give it a go and put it to good use. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel:   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 … Continue reading How to tie detached deer hair body mayfly.

Tying a CdC parachute hackle

This is a technique that I have been working on some time now, trying to develope the perfect CdC parachute hackle that doesn’t interfear with the underside of the thorax in anyway and I beleive that this is pretty close. Please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading Tying a CdC parachute hackle

How to tie Rat Faced Mc dougal

One of my favourite flies to tie, the rat faced Mc dougal. This is a Harry and Elise Darby pattern. Although it was originally tied with grizzle hackle tip wings, Harry Darby said he preferred fishing it with calf tail wings as it was more visible at a distance. The original body was also just natural spun deer hair but here I have given it a natural white underside. The tail is also deer hair, but from the summer coat of the European roe deer. Although it requires a little skill to tie correctly it’s well worth doing, a very … Continue reading How to tie Rat Faced Mc dougal

Streaking Caddis Video tutorial

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Grayling patterns my absolute favourites

Keeping on a grayling theme heres one of my absolute favourites, Not only to fish with but also to tie. All these patterns from bygone days are remarkably simple, but still require a degree of  technique to master them precisely. One of the peculiar characteristics of the grayling is that they have a preference for flies dressed with a hot spot of red in their make-up, probably the most famous is the red tag, but here are a few more, older patterns that still get the job done. Bradshaw’s Fancy Hook: Mustad Thread: Veevus Red 12/0 Tag: Red floss silk … Continue reading Grayling patterns my absolute favourites

Large dark olive trio

Large dark olive The large dark olive (Baetis rhodani) are probably the most widespread of all the European may flies, being Multivoltine, where water temperature allows, having two or more generation cycles per year, makes it even more important to the trout and fly fishermen alike! When designing fishing flies its not the very small details that count, although aesthetically pleasing to the fly tyer, and an important part of our craft! its a combination of several that will be the deciding factor for the fish. Size, colour, silhouette, footprint, behavior. One of the earliest hatches here in Norway that … Continue reading Large dark olive trio

Fly Tying Course # 17 Chernobyl Ant

  This pattern was the product of Rainey Riding’s imagination after the Chernobyl atomic plant accident. Resembling an ant, only in the weirdest imagination, this is a great stimulator pattern. The CCFS (closed cell foam sheet) used in this ant floats like a cork, and the 8 rubber legs dance a jitter bug across the surface of the water. I first encountered the Chernobyl ant many years ago, while visiting a fly fishing shop in Toronto Canada, called Skinners. I enquired about good patterns for Brook trout in the north, they said that I would only need one fly, the … Continue reading Fly Tying Course # 17 Chernobyl Ant

How to tie Streaking Caddis dry fly

I belive that many great trout patterns have several things in common: they are quick and easy  to tie, no special tecniques or tools required.  The materials are easy to obtain, that would say available from most fly tying stores. They cast without problems and last but not least they catch fish.  This legendary pattern comes from the vice of the Swedish fly tying Guru, Lennart Bergquist. The bullet shaped aero and aqua dynimic form of this pattern makes casting a dream and presentation precise, for me there is somthing magical from the moment my SC lands on the water … Continue reading How to tie Streaking Caddis dry fly