Search fly tying materials and tools Tandems or flies tied with a flying treble or double like Hugh Falkus’s famous Sunk Lure, have been used for sea trout fishing for decades. There are many ways of connecting the trailing hook … Continue reading Sunk Lure for sea trout
Search fly tying materials and tools This little streamer has proven extremely effective in salt water for sea trout in the spring. The combination of weighted eyes and deer hair head give it a attractive muddler effect for sea trout that are feeding A la carte… Thanks for watching and please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel: Buy MUSTAD signature hooks on AMAZON:Buy VENIARD product on AMAZON:Buy COSTA Del Mar sunglasses for fly fishing:Fly tying tools and materials TRIDENT FREE SHIPPING OVER $20 USA:Buy SIMMS fishing products:Buy YETI Coolers. Free ground Shipping:EPIC water filters Very … Continue reading Tying the deer hair gobi streamer
Search fly tying materials and tools This is an old one but still a good one, not only for bass but just about anything that will chase minnows. Please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel: Buy MUSTAD signature hooks on AMAZON:Buy VENIARD product on AMAZON:Fly tying tools and materials shop TRIDENT:Buy SIMMS fishing products:EPIC water filters Very useful thing when fishing:Trouts fly fishing Premier Fly Shop & Outfitter:Polarized fishing sunglasses RHEOS 55$:TheRiversEdge flyfishing shop – Bozeman Montana:Buy STANLEY products. Free Shipping on all orders!Buy BEST fly tying VISE Continue reading How to tie Sea Bass Herring streamer
Search fly tying materials and tools This simple tie is without doubt my most productive sea trout pattern! Please remember to subscribe to the feather benders You Tube channel: Continue reading How to tie Proppen sea trout pattern
Search fly tying materials and tools In the autumn in Northern Europe after the long hot summer when the coastal waters begin to cool down again, its at this time of year you dont want to be without a stickleback imitation! Although the recent tendency for tying and designing sea trout flies has gone more towards imitation patterns, some of which are extremely realistic, I am constantly drawn back to some more traditional styles of tying, that never stop producing fish. This is one of them! This extremely simple pattern is so effective on autumn sea trout that for the … Continue reading How to tie Stingsild bucktail streamer
Search fly tying materials and tools Hook: Mustad S74SNP-DT # 6-4Head: Brass or Tungsten beadTying thread: DyneemaTail: UV2 White Marabu and Crystal hårBody: White chenilleHackle: White cock or saddle hackle Most fly fishermen have at one time or another fished … Continue reading Tying Wooly Bugger
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 … Continue reading How to tie the rag worm marabou streamer
Search fly tying materials and tools After approximately four years in testing my Hoodlum sea trout streamer has passed with flying colours! Although a little fancy this streamer was inspired by the sparser flat-wing patterns that have been so effective … Continue reading ‘The Hoodlum’ sea trout streamer
Search fly tying materials and tools Clouser Deep Minnow (variant) Bob Clouser is a well known fly tyer from Middletown USA. He designed the Clouser minnow with the goal of making a pattern that would represent a fleeing bait fish, with a jig motion. The key to achieving this is locating the eyes in the right position on the hook shank. When you retrieve the fly it rises and when you pause if falls or dives. It never stops moving. I am calling this a Variant because I dont believe it to be 100% the original Clouser deep minnow, but I … Continue reading Clouser deep Minnow (Variant)
Search fly tying materials and tools Keeping on the salt water theme for sea trout, heres another sand eel pattern that mixes the new with the old. When designing bait fish patterns, a few things I consider are the shape and silhouette of the fish to be imitated. This is important as you never know if the fish will see it, when fished, in a reflected or backlight situation. The size and colour, and last but not least movement. All these can be achieved with a careful selection of materials. I sometimes also like to give the patterns a three … Continue reading Foils rush in where angels fear to tread
Search fly tying materials and tools Hip, Hip and Hurrah ! The autumn sea trout season is just around the corner, and as I can see from the search engine terms on the blog, I am not the only one … Continue reading Essential sea trout patterns for the autumn
Search fly tying materials and tools This is my variant of one of the best salmon flies in recent years. It is, without doubt my most productive fly for salt water sea trout fishing. There is something about this pattern … Continue reading Proppen-most productive sea trout fly
Search fly tying materials and tools Trident Fly Fishing | Shop the largest selection of fly fishing and fly tying products on the planet. I will be posting the full step by step later. The feather Bender… Continue reading Tying with Gammarus foils!
Search fly tying materials and tools Back to the tying bench again, this time with a salt water pattern. I must say, Its nice to see that salt water materials being made in smaller sizes, not just for the monster warm water fish across the pond. These FisHeadz from Deer creek in the UK , are perfect in the two smallest sizes for salt water fishing in Europe, for both bass in the south and sea trout here in the North. I still haven’t had much time to play with these, I’v only tied half a dozen flies with them, … Continue reading FisHeadz Mackerel
Search fly tying materials and tools Although its still a few months before the rag worms start swarming on the coast for thier annual spawn, its always good to have them tied up before hand. For those of you who … Continue reading Video tutorial for a simple rag worm
Search fly tying materials and tools The Awesome opossum Yesterday I received in the post a few samples of Shrimp foils from the fly people in Germany. One sheet with coated foils and a second with uncoated. The coated foils really look the business but unfortunately after three attempts to tie them on and failing miserably in all three, I went over to the uncoated and and had no problems at all. Although the coated ones seemed flexible enough and relatively easy to position, every time I attached the thread and applied the slightest pressure they snapped! Its not as … Continue reading Just foiling around!
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Search fly tying materials and tools A simple but effective shrimp for salt water sea trout. Yet another older video but they tying technique is still valid. Continue reading How to tie CdC shrimp video tutorial
Search fly tying materials and tools If you are after a realistic sand eel, these are the way to go! This is the first time I have used the Deer Creek Fish Headz and I have to say they are the best self adhesive heads I have used to date. Available in a great selection of colours and sizes, I am glad to say even extra small which are the perfect size for salt water sea trout patterns. Unlike some of the other self adhesive heads these are already coated and are flexible, almost rubber like and adhere extremely well … Continue reading Deer Creek Fish Headz
Search fly tying materials and tools Another pattern for salt water sea trout that has been extremely productive for me over the years. Continue reading How to tie Fritz Shrimp video tutorial
Search fly tying materials and tools The original zonker pattern was tied by the American fly tyer Dan Byford in the 1970s and was quickly recognised the world over, as a big fish fly and extremely easy to tie, yet … Continue reading Melt Glue Zonker or Virtual Minnow video tutorial
Search fly tying materials and tools Firstly may I wish you all a happy new year! The seasonal festivities family birthdays and goodbye ceremonies are now over and I have more time to get back to what is most important. Thats right, fishing and fly tying! So please accept my apologies for being vacant the last couple of weeks, but now I am back in the saddle with the first sea trout fly of the year. Please enjoy and much more will come soon. Yours, The Feather Bender. The original flat wing pattern was developed by the late Bill Peabody … Continue reading Sea trout Flat wing streamer
Search fly tying materials and tools The Midas nymph is my rendition on a more common pattern called the copper John, which uses copper wire instead of gold oval tinsel amongst other things. The interesting thing about the copper John, … Continue reading The Midas touch, confessions of a nymph-omaniac.
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.
Search fly tying materials and tools Tying with melt glue does require a little more practice and patience than most regular materials. But the results can be rewarding! Melt glue is a material that one has to get used to using. Once its mastered, it can be put to use not only in developing new patterns but also as a substitute in existing ones. Melt glue guns come in various sizes from hobby to industrial, I find the hobby size not only the cheapest but also the easiest to employ. Another advantage with the hobby gun is the amount … Continue reading Fly Tying with a gun
Search fly tying materials and tools The original Thunder creek streamer series came from the vice of American, Keith Fulsher. In the early sixties, not satisfied with the regular head and eye size of streamers, he began experimenting and chose the reverse buck tail technique for his Thunder creek patterns. This technique involves tying the buck tail, as the technique suggests, the opposite way and then folding it back over the hook shank and tying down to form the head. The simplicity of this pattern and the minimal materials needed to tie it, is fly design at its very best! … Continue reading How to tie Bug Bond Thunder Creek streamer
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!
Search fly tying materials and tools The 32 images in this coming exhibition endorse Barry’s love and passion for the sport as a fly fisherman, photographer and artist. The viewer is taken on a journey into the world of fly fishing that is rarely seen. On first encountering these beautiful images, they are sufficiently recognizable as images of fish and fishing, but as you approach and view them at close range, they transform into a graphic and sometimes abstract, overlapping of organic patterns and colour. All images are for sale, signed and numbered by the artist. Barry is also making … Continue reading Contre-jour Fine art photographic prints
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
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
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