I would like to thank everyone who participated in the draw. My web master drew a winner yesterday evening and the Fly Photography Gadget will be sent too… William de Jong in the Netherlands. Congratulations William, please send me your … Continue reading And the winner is….
The full fly Photography Gadget set that will be given away on 17th March, and the winner will be a announced on the 18th March 2021. Flies Photo Gadget Giveaway / Share and winAnyone who shares this post on their … Continue reading Fly Photography Gadget Give away!
NESTING HAIR STACKER An hair stacker might seams the simplest of the tools but yet is one of the most important friend for the complete fly tier, not to mention for those aficionados of clipped deer hair bodies or hair … Continue reading Nesting Hair Stacker tool set
For many of us fly tyers, we love collecting, and over the years buying a cape here and a saddle there, have resulted in a small fortune invested in materials. These need proper care and protection. Heres a little guide … Continue reading Fly tying materials: Organization & Storage
Different deer used in fly tying Here I would like to familiarize you with the different deer used in fly tying, the location of the hair on the animal, sex, age, colour, length and applications. Antelope This deer like Antelope … Continue reading The ultimate guide to deer hair part 3
Different hairs from different locations on a deer hide In this second part of the guide to tying with deer hair I will describe the different hairs from different locations on a deer hide. Hair from each part of the … Continue reading The ultimate guide to deer hair part 2
Deer hair fly tying material Having been a passionate fly tyer and deer hunter for the best part of my life, It became a natural progression for me to embrace the material these animals have provided me with over the … Continue reading The ultimate guide to deer hair part 1.
Heres a little tutorial showing how to use Marc Petitjean Magic Tool. Everything from a single CDC hackle to mixing deer hair and CDC for special techniques. Marc petitjean magic tool video instructions Buy Magic tool If you … Continue reading Petitjean Magic tool tutorial
This simple technique shows you how to chemically strip peacock eye tops using just a few household items. One of the jobs that was essential for earlier fly tyers when stripped quills where not available. Always good to know! Continue reading Stripping peacock quills
Like a hares mask, the deer mask offers an abundance of material for the fly tyer. In this tutorial I show how to skin and prep a European roe deer mask. If you don’t hunt yourself, you may know a … Continue reading How to skin Deer mask for fly tying
After having received many questions regarding the vice I am using, I have made a short film with Marc showing many of the functions and applications of his Swiss Vice. Petitjean Swiss Vice As well as a high capacity regular … Continue reading Marc Petitjean explains the Swiss Vice
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. Buy MUSTAD signature hooks on AMAZON:Buy VENIARD product … Continue reading Barry Ord Clarke tying room video
These are spade hackles from the roosters of rare breeds of domestic fowl, that originate from the region of Leon in northern Spain. Flor De Escoba The feathers have remarkable colourations and, in the traditional Spanish patterns in which they where used, are not wound onto the hook as a normal hackle.Instead bunches of the fibres are bound onto the hook and then splayed with the tying thread to obtain a radial hackle effect. The speckeled plumage also make excellent tails and caddis wings. The feathers have become more easy to obtain in recent years as their popularity within fly … Continue reading Coq de Leon review
Here are three quick and easy dubbing techniques with hares ear. 1 Instant goød ribbed hares ear. 2 Fine and spiky and three traditional dubbing rope. Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel: Continue reading Hares ear dubbing part III