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The CdC GP mayfly Emerger

A CdC general purpose emerger that I tie in sizes from 12-20 all you need to do is change the colour to match the hatch of most small mayflies.

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Tying a Green Drake

A simple but effective green drake pattern with a perfect foot print that will deliver in most situations.

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British Fly Fair International 2017

British Fly Fair International Weekend

It’s that time of year again and this weekend I will be tying at The British Fly Fair International http://www.bffi.co.uk/ This year the show will be bigger and better than ever and cover three huge halls, all filled with fly tying and fishing related goodies, not to mention loads of international fly tyers. I will be tying Salt water patterns for Bass and sea trout. I will also be doing a demo in the fly tyers theatre on both Saturday & Sunday . If you have a free day and are in the area it’s a great show, so please call in and say hello. You can check out the program and exhibitors on the link above.
Staffordshire County Showground ST18 0BD
11th and 12th February
9.30am – 4.30pm
The UK’s Premier Fly Fishing Show

 

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Cookshill Killer

This is a streamer I recently designed for Steve Cooper who runs BFFI (British Fly Fair International ) and is owner of Cookshill fly tying materials. Steve asked me to make a pattern for the BFFI 2017 show. With the show being located in Staffordshire, famous for it bone china and porcelain production, Steve has a commemorative coffee mug made each year, the 2017 mug will be adorned with a photo of ‘Cookshill’s Killer. If you don’t know Steve’s web shop please take a look, some of the best natural materials around, most of which Steve prepares himself… If you haven’t already visited BFFI its well worth a visit, loads of great local and international tyers and tons of fly tying related stands.

Klipspringer Cripple mayfly

An elementary cripple/stillborn mayfly pattern for super selective trout. Although you can use regular deer hair for the wing in this pattern I use klipspringer hair.

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Para weld caddis

A very different type of caddis with a couple of interesting techniques. This pattern lies very low in the surface giving it an extremely attractive foot print.

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Blood worm

An elementary blood worm larva pattern that can work just about anywhere.

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Tying a Hawthorn Fly

One of my little more challenging fishing patterns to tie but a rewarding one both at the vice and on the end of the leader.

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The Dog Nobbler

 

I dont normally tie lures but this classic British lure from Sid Knight deserves a tutorial. Although tied for freshwater it has also accounted for numerous sea trout in the salt for me.Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel, your help and support in keeping the channel going is greatly appreciated:

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Quill and herl emerger

 

An easy midge emerger tied with stripped quill, peacock and ostrich herl and a little splash of CdC.

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Saturday night fever

Just a few flies for Saturday night inspiration….

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The blue devil

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Cookshill’s Killer

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The famous grouse

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UV Zonker

 

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