May Fly Madness

•February 1, 2012 • Leave a Comment

A good friend of my called mark is fishing over in Ireland this year in the spring international.

He asked me to make him some drys as he could encounter the may flys on his trip over, here are some of the dry flies that i have made with detached body’s.Hook: size 10 light wire dry hook.

Tail / Body : tail is made from brown deer hair and the body is pal yellow deer hair.

Hackle: palmered cdc feather.

Wing: pal yellow deer hair.

Head: pal yellow and olive mixed superfine dry fly dubbing.

Hook: size 10 fine wire dry hook.

Tail / Body: tail is pheasant tail fibers,the body is pal yellow deer hair with thick brown tying silk as a rib.

Hackle: cdc feather palmered.

Wings: a rich tan dyed teal feather.

Second Hackle: light red game cock hackle.

Fly Tying Demo – The Preperation

•January 29, 2012 • 1 Comment

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and tie, tie tie and that’s exactly what i am doing. I have a fly tying demonstration tomorrow night and preparation is the key. I felt very honoured to be asked back to Hereford to tie in front of 30-40 club members and show them the knowledge and skill that i have. When i got asked to this demonstration again i snapped it up straight away and have been sat at my vice for three days preparing every fly that i am going to be tying. I’ll be taking the guy’s through a step by step demonstration on how to tie each fly and give them the knowledge of each fly. At the end of the night someone will be lucky enough to take these flies home as I will be donating them for a raffle also along with two other selection of flies. I have decided to tie buzzers, nymph’s and some killer boobies. I have chosen to tie these due to the oncoming season that is just around the corner. The flies that i am tying can be used to catch fish in the first two to three months of the season, so roll on 7′ o clock tomorrow because this snow wont stop me getting there.

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Shimano Felindre winter sport

•January 25, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Over the winter months its good to do a bit of rainbow fishing and get away from the rivers a little,it’s a great escape ! my favourite is Shimano Felindre trout fishery and i have had some really good full finned rainbows,browns and blues but i cant get one of the goldies no matter how much i try. here is a fish photo and one of my most successful flies to catch some of Juds big ones.