How to tie Awesome Opossum Shrimp

One of my semi realistic feather and fur salt water shrimps, that requires a couple of techniques but is relatively easy to tie. Once in the water the shrimp is very mobile pulsating and swimming making it a real attractor pattern. Thanks, Thanks and Thanks again! Thank you for watching and subscribing to the feather benders You Tube channel, your  support is keeping the channel going and is greatly appreciated:   Continue reading How to tie Awesome Opossum Shrimp

How to tie The ribbon shrimp SBS

Sorry for taking so long for my next installment for the tying course but I am very busy right now photographing sea trout fishing as the season is underway.  This is a simple but extremely realistic salt water shrimp pattern I designed for salt water sea trout fishing in Northern Europe. Ribbon Shrimp Hook Mustad Shrimp C47SNP-DT http://www.mustad.no/productcatalog/na/product.php?id=189 Eyes: Easy shrimp eyes http://www.easyshrimpeyes.dk/ Feelers/Body: Organdie decretive ribbon  If you’re looking for pre-dyed “organdie” it’s available in the UK from http://www.ribbonoasis.co.uk  in a good range of colours and widths, just go to the site and search for “organza”, different name same product.  Shell back Bug … Continue reading How to tie The ribbon shrimp SBS

How to tie The foil Gammarus

After many requests regarding my Gammarus pattern and where to obtain the foils heres a up dated re post with a little more info. This photo was taken last week, while on a fishing trip to Shetland. Some of the small Lochs had huge amounts of gammarus and the fish refused everything else! Every fish we took in such Lochs where full to the gills with these small fresh water shrimp. Having a good imitative pattern proved to be seriously effective! The fish that where feeding on Gammarus where in exceptional condition! Some of you may have seen, that a … Continue reading How to tie The foil Gammarus

Come and see ‘The Feather Bender’ Tying at The Sportfiskemessan

At the show this year I will be tying sea trout flies for Northern Europe and  demonstrating some new techniques and materials. So if you are at the show, be sure to take a trip to the ‘Flugbindargatan’ to meet and see some great tyers in action. ‘Awesome Opossum Shrimp’ ‘Proppen’ ‘Foil Gammarus’ The show opening times: Friday 5 April 09.00-18.00 Saturday 6 April 09.00-18.00 Sunday 7 April 10.00-16.00 I look forward to meeting you there… For more information about the fair http://www.sportfiskemassan.se/ Continue reading Come and see ‘The Feather Bender’ Tying at The Sportfiskemessan

How to tie reverse foil Gammarus

The reverse foil Gammarus I cant really say much about this pattern as I only designed it and tied it up a couple of hours ago while playing with the new Shrimp Foils. But I could see right away when I started messing around with them that if I tied the foil onto the hook in reverse it could possibly bee a decent gammarus shell back! Hook: Mustad C49SNP # 8   Tying thread: Dyneema  Feelers: Partridge hackle Underbody: Seals fur  Shell back: Shrimp foil small  http://www.theflypeople.com/  to order: theflypeople@web.de  with Bug Bond http://www.veniard.com/section188/ Rib: Clear mono 1 Secure your Mustad C49SNP hook … Continue reading How to tie reverse foil Gammarus

How to tie Shrimp for all seasons

From late autumn until early spring the majority of bait fish around our coastline leave the shallows and head out for deeper water where they will be protected from the bitter cold of winter. Many of the species of shrimp that can be found on the other hand move into deeper tidal pools and onto shelves were the coastline is steeper. Therefor shrimps are on the coastal sea trout’s menu the whole year round, and are found in great numbers all over Northern Europe’s coastline.  These are particularly important to fly fishermen because they mature in the shallows where we … Continue reading How to tie Shrimp for all seasons