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The Yuletide

December, and a seasonal pattern I made many years ago and still tie a couple of dozen each christmas as gifts for fly tying and fishing friends. I thought I would publish this now to give you good time to tie some up for your fishy friends.

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Magic glass caddis

 

A bright heavy duty caddis larva with a transparent abdomen and body veiling. Perfect for late season trout and grayling that are holding deep.

The water boatman

Probably the most important water beetle when it comes to still waters. The water boatman is a quick and simple tie although semi realistic.

Sundays lottery draw has a winner!

Feather Bender's Flytying Techniques

The winner of this Sundays lottery is: Jonathan Gibbs, PM me your postal address Jonathan and I’ll get a copy of the book of to you. Remember I will be drawing a new winner this coming Sunday as well so just follow the instructions below if you would like to enter.
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If you would like the chance to win a copy of my new book “The Feather Bender’s Flytying Techniques” all you have to do is share this post and subscribe to the YouTube channel link above. A lucky winner will be drawn from all subscribers each Sunday before Christmas. Good luck!

Tying a palmered Shipman’s

 

A super quick and easy variant of the still water classic, that never grows old. This CDC Shipman’s has the added advantage of a palmered body hackle, that in combination with the CDC will keep this floating all day and then some.

Reversed Parachute mayfly

A reversed parachute mayfly tied on a swimming nymph hook, that will give a very natural presentation. It can be fished as a dun or cripple and includes a few interesting techniques.

Christmas fly tying draw

Feather Bender's Flytying Techniques

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ…
Ho ho ho! As a Christmas special, If you would like the chance to win a copy of my new book “The Feather Bender’s Flytying Techniques” all you have to do is share this post and subscribe to the YouTube channel link above. A lucky winner will be drawn from all subscribers each Sunday before Christmas. Good luck!

Tying a Thorax Dun

This easy but neat mayfly dun pattern has a couple of nice techniques and a wonderful finished footprint and profile, perfect for fooling even the most selective trout.

Tying a hot spot sedgehog

One of the best little caddis patterns around. With an additional Glo Brite hot spot, when pulled through the surface film, this will bring fish up, just about all year round.

Tying a cruncher

An extremely popular pattern in the UK that is used from both boat and bank. The cruncher has many variants, this is the standard that can be tied on different hook weights and fished all year round.

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