The Bee’s Knees!

Search fly tying materials and tools 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 … Continue reading The Bee’s Knees!

Techniques for tying with deer hair part 2 Spinning and burning.

Search fly tying materials and tools Anglo – Swedish caddis: This is a hybrid pattern that combines two great patterns, the wing and head of the Swedish streaking caddis and the body of the British Goddards caddis. There are a few techniques here that are useful when tying with deer hair.  Cut a thin strip of deer hair from a winter coat, rather like a deer hair zonker strip and attach a Magic tool clip about half way down the hair. With a pair long straight scissors trim off the hide from the deer hair strip. You will see that … Continue reading Techniques for tying with deer hair part 2 Spinning and burning.

Making a fur hackle and dubbing tutorial

Search fly tying materials and tools Once again this is a request I have had from several fellow bloggers for the fur hackle spinning technique. Although similar too the spinning deer hair article, there are a few pointers you should be aware of when mastering this technique. Just about all natural and synthetic furs, feathers and hairs can be used as one form of dubbing or another. Before you start its worth considering what type of hair or material is suitable for the type of fly you are tying. There are several factors regarding the choice of natural materials. 1. … Continue reading Making a fur hackle and dubbing tutorial

Making a deer hair dubbing loop.

Search fly tying materials and tools Recently I have had many questions regarding spinning deer hair and the best method of attaining a even open fibered body for deer hair flies. I use this technique on patterns such as G&H Sedge. The other technique is for making cork like bodies from deer hair. Once mastered these techniques can be applied to many patterns. Trident Fly Fishing | Shop the largest selection of fly fishing and fly tying products on the planet. 8 You can now begin to wind the dubbing onto the hook shank just like a conventional feather hackle, … Continue reading Making a deer hair dubbing loop.

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

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…

Bee Cee Caddis Pupa

Search fly tying materials and tools Trident Fly Fishing | Shop the largest selection of fly fishing and fly tying products on the planet. Bee Cee Caddis Pupa  video tutorial Hook Mustad  C49S curved caddis # 6 -14 Thread Dyneema Gills Ostrich herl Body Fine leather strip (chamois) Under body Dubbing / Lead free wire if required Legs Partridge hackle & CDC Collar/Head Hares ear dubbing & CDC Dubbing Each summer a few fishing freinds and I make the annual fishing trip from our home town Skien in southern Norway to Lofsdalen in Sweden. A journey that under normal circumstances … Continue reading Bee Cee Caddis Pupa