Monday, 29 March 2010

New colour 'Hybrid' flies...

Hiya all.....

Here are a couple of Hybrid flies I have tied. The first one is basically all Chartreuse,the second being a mixture of claret,olive and hot orange with some UV flash thrown in as well!

All are tied on Mustad 34007 stainless hooks,not because they need to be stainless I just like that particular pattern of hook and I happen to have them in stainless!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Zonker Minnow

Hiya All.....

I have been messing around with Rabbit Zonker strips lately and decided to have a go at enlarging a roach fry pattern designed for trout! This particular one has been tied on a 3/0 fulling mill 32461. They are so easy to tie and very effective in the water. I may add a loop of stiff flourocarbon to the back of the next one to help with tangling.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Even more eyes!!! New colours....

These arrived the other day,more eyes in various colours and sizes. I now have 35 different colour/size combinations!

I know thats probably way too many different kinds of eyes but I like to mess around with colour and size. I doubt the colour of the eye makes that much difference to the fly but it keeps me happy and that's what counts...:o)

I especially like the fine glitter silver/purple/black,they look stunning in day light!!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Slikk Squid!

Hiya all....

While browsing one of the popular American fly tying forums I came accross a Squid pattern that looked pretty cool so I thought I would give it a go.

This one of course has my own little modifications in materials and colour and I have named it the 'Slikk Squid'.

I reckon this would be perfect for all manner of UK saltwater species,anyone fancy giving this a go give me a shout and I will send you one to try out.

Friday, 12 March 2010

sand eels and easy baitfish patterns.

Hiya all......

I got asked a few weeks ago to make a sand eel pattern that had to incorporate my teardrop eyes for Bass fishing off the South coast. I came up with the idea of using the eyes as the head of the fly allowing me to create a neat looking pattern without the use of epoxy or UV resin.

While I had the orange synthetics on my tying desk I thought why not make a Pike fly with the same materials as I like the colours! I put some UV flash through the middle of the Pike fly and it shows up really well, I reckon this one will be an awesome pattern!!!