A robust yellow quill buzzer for those hatches of midges. Fished alone or as a dropper with a team. A seriously effective pattern on still waters. Hook: Mustad C49S # 10 & smaller Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black Underbody: Black tying … Continue reading How to tie Yellow quill buzzer
The Willy Wonker of Gammarus patterns. A great looking scud pattern that is not only extremely easy to tie, but also a deadly pattern for both fresh and salt water. Hook: Mustad C49S # 6-14 Tying thread: Dyneema Rib: Fluorescent … Continue reading Jelly bean scud
The Leptophlebia marginata and vespertina or sepia and claret dun are two very abundent mayflies that prefer more acidic waters like, hill lochs and forest lakes. This easy pattern can be made to imitate both these naturals. When the big … Continue reading How to tie Sepia & Claret dun
When the big flies are on the water you need a pattern that ticks all the boxes. Heres a mayfly dun that gives a great footprint and is easy to tie. Hook: Mustad C53S # 10-14 Thread: Cream Tail: Moose … Continue reading How to tie big mayfly dun
This little hatching midge has a couple of unusual techniques that make it a real go-to pattern, that fishes like a dream all year long. Buy MUSTAD signature hooks on AMAZON:Buy VENIARD product on AMAZON:Fly tying tools and materials shop … Continue reading How to tie perfect hatching midge
This little Amphipoda can represent many of the several thousand different speices that are found in both fresh and salt water all over the world. Continue reading How to tie Gammarus shrimp
The ultimate UV tool is now available! If you use Bug Bond, the new professional curing light is now available! One of the main advantages with this new mains operated foot pedal adapter is that you have full power constantly for optimal curing. You can order your Bug Bond mains adapter now from: It will also be available from all Veniard stockist soon! So what’s new… For those of you that have seen me tie at any of the shows this year, you may have seen me using, the Professional UV light. A new attachment for the Bug Bond light, that … Continue reading Pedal power for Bug Bond is now available!
Although I don’t fish with realistic patterns, I do enjoy tying them every now and then. If you are starting from scratch, as I did with this crayfish, it takes a little time to actually work out the fundamentals, scale, hook size, proportions, materials and techniques. I always start with a morphology image from the visual dictionary, this gives you the basic shape, scale, body segment and leg count. Once this is established I select the materials and then try and plan the correct order to put them together. This can be rather like building a piece of IKEA furniture … Continue reading Yabba Yabba Hey!