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Blow dry bait fish-Tying with compressed air!

 

A little technique I have been experimenting with for tying hollow flies with compressed air. The technique can be adapted for spey and larger pike and salt water patterns.

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House builder caddis larvae

This pattern imitates the larval stage of the house building caddis fly, and is one of the most important foods for trout and grayling, especially during the late autumn and winter. These insects build a mobile home from twigs, vegetation and gravel and just about anything else that is readily available, to protect their soft vulnerable bodies.

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Poly wing midge

An quick and effective hatching midge pattern that has saved the day many a time for me, just change the colour and size to match the hatch.

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Beaver Caddis

The fur equivalent of CdC. A real simple pattern all tied with only one 5 cm strip of beaver fur spun in a dubbing loop!

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A great Halloween fly tyers gift!

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A new batch of sculls now available… The feather benders home grown and hand crafted fly tyers wax scull’s.

It’s not that long ago that pre-waxed tying thread was not readily available, and tyers, especially of the more classic stile patterns resorted to various types of wax to make tying more easy and the natural threads such as cotton and silk more durable. Because the majority of tying threads available today are pre-waxed, the practice of waxing your own tying thread has been somewhat neglected or almost forgotten for most fly tyers.

Apart from the obvious advantages as mentioned above, waxing your own thread makes easy work of applying and attaching materials to the hook, creating better friction between thread and material and anchoring them in place with only a couple of wraps of thread. Its also extremely useful when dubbing, if a little is applied to the thread before spinning your dubbing it will render the thread ‘Tacky’ and make the adhering of the dubbing material easier.

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After recently starting keeping bees, primarily for honey production, I have also a surplus of natural bee’s wax which when mixed with three other totally natural ingredients is the recipe for my own exclusive tyers wax.

After selling out the first two batches and a whole load of requests for more, a limited amount of sculls will be available for next to no cost, so if you are interested in obtaining one of these hand made tyers waxes, please contact me on, barrycl@online.no


Cottus Gobi sculpin

 

The sculpin or bullhead as they are also known have a large flat head, big fins and a tapering body and are a favourite food of big trout. This pattern is responsable for my PB brown trout from Iceland.

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Nocturnal eel

A semi realistic eel pattern for night fishing. Perfect for salt water sea trout and stripped bass that are feeding on sand eels.

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Damsel stalking bug

This extremly animated nymph is excellent when stalking larger trout or even used as an attractor or searching pattern when nothing is going on in the surface.

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Bradshaw’s Fancy

Another classic, this time a north country grayling fly that has produced for thousands of fly fishermen and will continue to do so for thousands more. If one red tag works, why not have two!

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Matt’s Gnat a Griffith’s variant

A little Griffith’s variant that uses snow shoe rabbit instead of the traditional grizzle hackle. A tad more robust that the original but fishes just as well. Have a great weekend fellow feather benders!

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