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Hare’s Ear Snatcher Allan Liddle
Spey Cascade - March Tutorial - Allan Liddle
February Tutorial Fiddich Fancy - by Allan Liddle
January Age Old Classic The Zulu
November Tutorial Cow Dung Hopper by Allan Liddle
December River Cow Dung And Ivor’s Olive by Allan Liddle
October Fly Tying Tutorial - Turks Tarantula by Allan Liddle
August Tutorial Black & Pearly Snatcher by Allan Liddle
September Fly Tying Tutorial 'The Purple Hog' by Allan Liddle
July Tutorial Pheasant Tail Nymph by Allan Liddle
June Tutorial - Personalised Peter Ross by Allan Liddle
May Fly Tying Tutorial: Golden Ordie by Allan Liddle
April Tutorial - Green Tail Kate McLaren Muddler
March Tutorial - Claret Bumble
February's Tutorial - The Blue Zulu by Allan Liddle
January Tutorial - 'Squirmin' Along the Bottom by Allan Liddle
December 2015 The Fake Quill Spider by Allan Liddle
November 2015 Fly Tying Tutorial - Bibio Emerger by Allan Liddle
October 2015 - CDC Blue Wing Olive by Allan Liddle
August 2015 Fly Tying Tutorial: Lough Leane Hopper by Allan Liddle
April 2015 - Tutorial Heather Beetle by Allan Liddle
July 2015 Red Butt Green Peter Muddler by Allan Liddle
June 2015 Fly Tying Tutorial: Silver Muddler by Allan Liddle
May 2015 Fly Tying Tutorial: The Deadly 'Dirty Duster' by Allan Liddle
March 2015 Tutorial Deer Hair Emerger by Allan Liddle
February 2015 Fly Tying Tutorial: March Brown Jingler by Allan Liddle
January 2015 - Tutorial Loch Ordie by Allan Liddle
December 2014 Mayfly Emerger by Allan Liddle
November 2014 - Wee Black Nymph by Allan Liddle
October 2014 Olive Hedgehog by Allan Liddle
September 2014 Detached Daddy by Allan Liddle
July 2014 Tutorial Heatherfly Hopper by Allan Liddle
Snowshoe (Shipmans) Buzzer
An Army of Soldier Beetles
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Thoughts about Dabblers
Slimline Tying for Predator
Outwit the Fish!
Gnats on a String
8 Top Tying Tips
Fly of the Month
December Fly of the Month - The Clouser Minnow
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NEW book by Paul Gustfson ' How to catch big Pike'
Texas Fly Fishing Expo 2016 - Sept 9-10th
Make an even base with the white thread.
With the same white thread we should make a tapered body, tying at the same time the silver tinsel. It is better to tune up the tip of the tinsel so that it does not show when it is bent.
We should withdraw the white thread and make a silk floss body, going from the front to the back, and again towards the front. We should connect again the white thread tying the floss and cutting the remnant. The floss body is tapered due to the base of the thread. With a mirrored polished metal bar we should smooth the floss carefully, flattening the parts that remained too high.
Wrap the tinsel towards the front, making a tag of 4 joint turns first. Then take the tinsel, spiraling, to the front. The tinsel turns separate a bit more at the thick section of the body, so that the optic is effect is pleasant and looks as if these were at the same distance.
Tie six peacock strips that will shape the side line, and a bucktail or goat strap that will take the shape of the minnow belly.
Tie a thick bundle of soft white rooster fibers, right before the hair bundle of the same color. Then, a golden pheasant crest at the upper section of the body and another one on the ventral part. The correct lengths can be seen in the picture.
Carrie Stevens used to make the wings in two parts, sticking together two rooster saddle feathers to one silver pheasant feather, and over this she would stick the jungle cock feather. She shaped the right and left wing separately.
The right and left wing are tied separately at each side of the fly and are placed to the side rather than at the top. In the picture we have lifted them a bit so that the body and golden pheasant crest glow can be fully appreciated.
We finish the fly with a conic head, making sure it is not too long and applying several layers of lacquer.
Carrie Stevens Streamer
8/0, white and black.
orange silk floss.
silver pheasant feathers.
4 pale or mid gray saddles.
medium sized silver tinsel.
golden pheasant crest.
White rooster fibers and golden pheasant crest.
Bucktail or white goat hair.
6 peacock eye fibers.
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Rolled Muddler Variant
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Spey Style Salmon Fly
Megan Boyd Shrimp
Czech Style Nymph
Polish Pheasant Tail Nymph
Davie's Black Cricket
Llama Dragonfly Nymph
Olive CDC Dun (DryFly)
Gray Ghost Streamer Fly
Sawyer Pheasant Tail Nymph