The aim of this blog is to connect fly-tyers all over the world, to share, techniques, patterns, information and knowledge.


Egg laying caddis

One of my little deer hair patterns that is super easy to tie. All you need is a hot spot tag and a deer hair dubbing loop, for an effective pattern that floats high and dry all day long.


3M Minnow

A great little minnow pattern made from Marabou, Mylar & Mallard flank. It has worked well for sea run browns but should also be just as effective for browns and bows.

The big event 2019, London!

Next week I will be tying at the London Fly Fishing fair at the business design centre in Islington. The London Fly Fishing Fair brings together the best of what the fly fishing world has to offer, all in the heart of London. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, or somewhere in between, this is the ideal place to get involved in the sport. Here you can buy equipment and find your next trip from destinations all over the world. Learn from the best with the top fly tyers & casting demonstrators and professionals in the industry everything fly fishing. Look forward to seeing you there!

Opening Times Friday 22nd March 2019 – 10:00 to 20:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019 – 10:00 to 16:00

Mixed wing shuttlecock emerger

A quick and easy mixed wing shuttlecock style midge emerger that is a good early season pattern and works great on still waters.

Generic mayfly nymph

A quick and easy mayfly nymph that with a little change of hook size and colour can represent many of the small mayflies in the nymphal stage.

Blue winged olive

One of the earliest and most important mayflies for the trout fishermen. This easy tie gives a great foot print and is the perfect pattern for calmer flowing stretches of water.

Glasgow Angling Centre open weekend

The show season has started. On March 1st, 2nd & 3rd 2019 you will find me at the Glasgow Angling Centre open weekend, where i will be tying and demonstrating lots of techniques on the Veniard stand.

Call in and say hello and make use of all the great special offers the centre has especially for the weekend. Veniard will be supporting the fly tyers row along with samples of razzle dazzle chenille for the first 50 customers…

I hope to see you there…

Diawl Bach Hot Head

This little devil is probably the most popular nymph in the UK. Easy to tie, and found in many variants, this is one of my favorites, with a hot head. The jungle cock can be dropped or substituted with biots.

For all you lovers…

Share a fishy valentine with the one you love…

Bubble Caddis

An easy but effective little CDC bubble caddis pattern that can be quickly tied in various colours and sizes.

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