How to tie Melt Glue Zonker streamer

Search fly tying materials and tools An excellent technique for tying uniform and transparent bodies on Zonkers. Please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel:   Buy MUSTAD signature hooks on AMAZON:Buy VENIARD product on AMAZON:Fly tying tools and materials shop TRIDENT:Buy SIMMS fishing products:EPIC water filters Very useful thing when fishing:Trouts fly fishing Premier Fly Shop & Outfitter:Polarized fishing sunglasses RHEOS 55$:TheRiversEdge flyfishing shop – Bozeman Montana:Buy STANLEY products. Free Shipping on all orders!Buy BEST fly tying VISE Continue reading How to tie Melt Glue Zonker streamer

The royal member of the Wulff pack

Search fly tying materials and tools The Royal Wulff As the name says, the man behind the famous series of patterns was Lee Wulff and the most famous of all is the Wulff that is Royal! The fattest pattern of the Wulff family is just as good fished as a searching pattern as it is as a adult may fly. It just presses all the right buttons, It floats high, its visible even at a great distance in rough water and looks like a mouthful of whatever trout are eating. Although a great pattern, I hardly ever see people tying … Continue reading The royal member of the Wulff pack

How to tie Cottus Gobio sculpin

Search fly tying materials and tools Hook: Mustad R 74 # 2 Thread: Dyneema Tail: Siberian squirrel tail hair Body : Squirrel tron dark hares ear dubbing Rib: Fine copper wire Wing: Pine squirrel zonker strip Collar: Natural red fox body hair spun in dubbing loop Gill covers: 2 Ring neck pheasant “church window” feathers coated with Bug Bond Head: Natural kangaroo body hair spun in dubbing loop and clipped to shape Eyes : Epoxy eyes The original zonker pattern was tied by the American fly tyer Dan Byford in the 1970s and was quickly recognized the world over, as … Continue reading How to tie Cottus Gobio sculpin

Fly tying course # 1 Getting started

Search fly tying materials and tools Hi, due to the popularity of the fly tying course I have decided to publish all 20 courses again, so if you know anyone who would like to learn to tie flies or is just getting started please let them know about the course and share the link with your fly tying forums and other fly tying friends. I will be posting one course each day until the 5th January. This on line fly tying course will be dedicated to showing those of you who are new to fly tying all the correct moves … Continue reading Fly tying course # 1 Getting started

Deer hair daddy

Search fly tying materials and tools Many daddy patterns are somewhat delicate and easily damaged, be it by fish, or even prolonged casting, and general ware and tare.  Here’s a pattern that show you how to make your daddy’s not only more resillient, but also with added float ability.   Tipulidae or Daddy long legs as they are more commonly known, are a familiar sight both on and off the water more or less the whole summer.  There are in fact several hundred species of daddy’s from just a couple of mm  to over 40mm long.  Although most species of … Continue reading Deer hair daddy

Nymph-omaniac

Search fly tying materials and tools Mayfly Nymph Hook Mustad R73 9671 # 8-12 Tying thread Dyneema Tail Olive ostrich herl Body Olive brown Antron dubbing Rib Olive Ostrich herl Thorax Olive brown Antron dubbing Wing case Golden pheasant tail Legs Pheasant tail This pattern imitates the nymph stage of our two largest mayflies, Ephemera vulgata,  that is most common in lakes, and Ephemera danica, that is most common in slow flowing rivers and streams. These nymphs prefer sandy or muddy bottoms, where they live more or less buried for two to three years.  These large nymphs can be recognized by … Continue reading Nymph-omaniac

Make a fast Buck.

Search fly tying materials and tools Buck-tail’s are not only great patterns to tie and fish but are making a huge comeback. Here are a few of the most recent I have tied, I will follow-up this post soon with an in depth article about tying these beautiful flies and the use of Buck-tail. Trident Fly Fishing | Shop the largest selection of fly fishing and fly tying products on the planet. Continue reading Make a fast Buck.

The worm that turned!

Search fly tying materials and tools The ragworms wedding as it is known, is called the springs most exciting adventure for the sea trout fisherman. And if you are lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time, there is no danger for you not connecting with fish. Although ragworms are on the sea trouts menu the whole year round, its in the spring under the annual swarming that the sea trout will go on a feeding frenzy and gorge themselves on the worms. There are many patterns known to sea trout fishermen to imitate the worm, … Continue reading The worm that turned!

Tying the fur crab

Search fly tying materials and tools This is a quick and easy salt water crab pattern that I haven’t done any text for, other than the step by step. Enjoy. Hook     Mustad circle streamer Tying thread    Dyneema Beard    Siberian squirrel & Grizzle hen hackle Eyes    EP crab eyes Claws    Red fox zonker Body    Muskrat crosscut zonker Continue reading Tying the fur crab

A quick and simple one for Friday night.

Search fly tying materials and tools Trident Fly Fishing | Shop the largest selection of fly fishing and fly tying products on the planet. This is a quick Friday night, simple and realistic melt glue caddis pupa. Although it takes a little practice to master the use of melt glue, once mastered its a great material. Continue reading A quick and simple one for Friday night.

The fly for Autumn Pike…

Search fly tying materials and tools “Steaming is term given to a style of mugging where an unsuspecting victim is chosen, followed and attacked suddenly at great speed without warning”. The art of camouflage, surprise and speed are the pikes most powerful weapons for securing a meal. Of course some meals are obtained easier than others, but generally speaking the freshwater crocodile wont say no to a free meal.  Like the muggers victims the pikes are chosen for much the same reasons, easy pickings! weak and old, or both, unable to move fast or get away, once attacked and of … Continue reading The fly for Autumn Pike…

How to tie Shrimp for all seasons

Search fly tying materials and tools From late autumn until early spring the majority of bait fish around our coastline leave the shallows and head out for deeper water where they will be protected from the bitter cold of winter. Many of the species of shrimp that can be found on the other hand move into deeper tidal pools and onto shelves were the coastline is steeper. Therefor shrimps are on the coastal sea trout’s menu the whole year round, and are found in great numbers all over Northern Europe’s coastline.  These are particularly important to fly fishermen because they … Continue reading How to tie Shrimp for all seasons

How to tie E-Z Sand Eel-step by step

Search fly tying materials and tools Hook Mustad S70SNP-DT Big Game Light # 4-6 Thread Dyneema Body E-Z body tube  Tail 15 strands of Flashabou  Eyes Fleye Foils  Head Bug Bond The original pattern this is based on is form the vice of my late, old friend Jack Gartside. This is not only an extremely effective pattern but also requires the minimum materials and once you have mastered the technique is very quick to tie. Like the most effective coast wobblers that represent Tobis this pattern is a darter, and has next to no movement in the materials, but like … Continue reading How to tie E-Z Sand Eel-step by step

The feather bender – tying tutorial site

Search fly tying materials and tools The feather bender is a blog focusing on fly tying & materials for fly-tyers by fly-tyers. Fly tying Fly tying for many is a hobby,  for others it´s a means of filling their fly box with fine tuned and well tested patterns, that would be otherwise unavailable. For many of us who read this blog it´s more of a passion, and for some, even a way of life… Fly fishing flies The aim of the feather bender is to connect fly-tyers all over the world, to share, techniques, patterns, information and knowledge. To help … Continue reading The feather bender – tying tutorial site