Thursday, 27 January 2011

Here is a simple process for making shrimps
This makes a durable fly
Contents- squirrel tail
plastic strip
6lb mono
Clear Cure Goo

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Clear Cure Goo - Orange Quill

Here is an extremely durable version of Mr Skues favourite Ephemerella
on a #16 hopper hook
Reinforced with Clear Cure Goo acrylic
this fly should last for weeks.

Freeflow Shrimp #14

Unweighted Shrimp -
for the occasion where I want it to drift free with the flow

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

You can run but you cannot hide

These are not supposed to be camouflaged.
They are supposed to be eaten.
They will be going to my mate Shawn in Australia.
His fish have eaten the first hundred.
Four down, nine hundred and ninety six to go.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Missing flies

I am in a fly swap
the first two sets I sent off went AWOL in the mail
This is Set #3
Wish me luck

Friday, 14 January 2011


Another favourite fly
the Snipe and Purple
Purple Pearsall's silk and an under covert feather.

This is a fly which I have used to great effect
on cold and stormy days, it certainly lives up to its reputation.

However, my fish prefer this one
Pritt's Dark Snipe
This is the same fly built from
Purple Pearsall's silk and an outer covert feather.
It is easier to tie too.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Partridge and Orange

Here are some Partridge and Orange.
This is one of the best flies ever.

It is deadly fished singly upstream
or as middle dropper in a team of three.

Size 14, Pearsall's old 6A, partridge hackle. 

Monday, 3 January 2011

Flat Spent Spinner #16

This is my Flat Spent Spinner
Tied on a #16
View from below on the left
from above on the right.
This fly lays flat in the surface film.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Hello folks, it's 2011, have a great year

Here is a little something I designed in the mid 1970's
the Avon Special Emerger
Happy New Year