When the egg layers are active your waders can be a popular place to deposit the eggs! Its that time of year when an egg laying caddis is an essential addition to your fly box! Heres an easy pattern that … Continue reading Fly Tying the Egg laying caddis
This egg depositing caddis is a great pattern when the egg laying females are on the water. A simple tie that can be a game changer. Continue reading Egg laying caddis
A nice technique for making a CDC body, without coming in conflict with the under body of the fly. This makes the body fish deep under the surface but keep the wing high and dry. Continue reading Double D caddis
When large wood ants swarm on the warmest summer days the trout go on a feeding frenzy. This is one of those patterns that you just can’t do without. Simple but realistic and quick to tie. Hook: Mustad R43 # … Continue reading Tying the flying wood ant
This is a model pattern for most mayfly nymphs, all you need to do is change the hook size and material colour to imitate a whole number of different nymphs. A good pattern to know! Hook: Mustad S82 # 8 … Continue reading Tying a model mayfly nymph
This is a pattern designed to show the pure versatility of deer hair! Tail, spun body and hackle all made from deer hair and nothing more. Three deer hair techniques that will for sure be helpful to you when tying … Continue reading Tying the deer hair irresistible.
I have had so many questions regarding the correct deer hair for tying the streaking caddis that I have made this little tutorial on deer hair and prep for the streaking caddis. Continue reading Deer hair prep for streaking caddis
A get down deep house building caddis pattern that has to be one of the most productive weighted grayling patterns I know, along with a couple of neat tying techniques. Hook: Mustad R75 # 8 Tying thread: Dyneema Weight: Polypropylene … Continue reading Tying the peeping caddis
This is a diving or egg laying caddis that is fished just under the surface with long slow pulls. The combination of partridge hackle and hen mallard breast feathers is a real fish attractor. Hook: Mustad S60 # 8 Tying … Continue reading Tying the diving or egg laying caddis
This is an old but still good and quick method for tying the knots in pheasant tail fibres for crane fly and hopper legs. Its like riding a bike once learnt never forgotten! Please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYb8DCVlYijoCYgvx_v2EuQ Continue reading Daddy’s legs
A very simple pattern with a not so well know hackling technique, try this pattern and I am sure you won’t be disappointed. Hook: Mustad R30 # 12 Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 Black Trailing shuck: UV flash Abdomen: Black tying … Continue reading Tying the Hatching midge
Another deer hair technique that shows you how to make spun deer hair bodies with the use of a dubbing loop. Continue reading Spinning deer hair in a dubbing loop
This is yet another parachute technique with a twist! A very satisfying method of finishing a traditional parachute hackle that also equips the pattern with a quick sight indicator. Hook: Mustad R30 # 12 Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 black Tail: … Continue reading Tying the Poly weld para.
This is a priceless little trick for improving the grip of most hackle pliers substantially! Continue reading Improving your hackle pliers!
This pattern has proved itself now over many years and has become a must have pattern for most trout and grayling fishermen in Scandinavia. Hook: Mustad R 30 # 10 Tying thread: Dyneema Head & Tail: Natural roe deer hair … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast, Tying the Dyret
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 … Continue reading A new batch of sculls now available…
PatteGrisen (Suckling pig) Its ten years today that the pig was born. There are, I am sure, hundreds, if not thousands of new fly patterns that are tied each year for salt water sea trout alone, most of which only … Continue reading PatteGrisen (Suckling pig)