Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Pink/White Hybrid Pike Fly

Hiya everyone

I have returned from my holidays refreshed and relaxed and thought I would break myself in gently with a couple of Hybrid fly's.

This one is a pink and white variation and uses the following materials.

Mustad 34007 1/0
Throat: Pink arctic fox
Tail: Pink and white bucktail
Body: Mirage Tinsel
underwing: Pink Bucktail
Wing: Claret and Pink grizzle saddle hackles

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Holidays and Mylar Minnow's......

Hiya Folks!

This might be my last post for a few days as we are going on holiday......YIPPEE!!! Hopefully me and the kids will get some fishing done while Lisa is shopping and I have also packed my fly tying travel kit so I wont be bored if the weather turns nasty.

I purchased a new mobile phone that runs on the google android software so fingers crossed I will still be blogging from my holidays. (I just love technology)

The piccy today is of a Mylar minnow I tied for a friend recently, he is using it for saltwater fishing but I reckon it will make a great Perch or Chub pattern. I might give one a go when I return.

Friday, 6 August 2010

sandeel pattern.......

This is a very simple sandeel pattern and is perfect for all kinds of saltwater fishing. I have even caught a few Pike on these!!

Materials: mylar tubing,kustom fibre, Kustom fritz,realistic eyes.

Thread: UTC 140 hot orange

Hook: size 1 aberdeen

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Fly Art.....

This particular picture is actually one of my favourites. The background has been desaturated before applying a Pastel on Canvas effect to achieve a simple but effective design.

Fly: Big eye ultra shrimp (own pattern)

Materials: Cream hackle stems and hackles. Copper wire,UV crystal flash,White chenille,pearl mylar.

Hook: Partridge of Redditch 2/0 stainless steel.

Thread: mono

Eyes 4mm orange Kustom eyes.

The art work has been done on Photoshop CS4.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Fly Art......

These 2 tube flies are tied using the Tubeology kit on 1" aluminium tubes and aluminium cone heads. Materials include, arctic marble fox,metz magnum saddles and bucktail.

The artwork has been done using Photoshop CS4.

Razor Scissors gone blunt!!!

Above: Titanium bonded scissors

Above: Blunt Razor scissors...:o(
Several weeks ago my rather expensive Razor scissors went blunt! Now these scissors aern't cheap, £25.00 a pair for branded name scissors and to be honest they hadn't done that much work. They had mainly been used for trimming synthetics on Pike and Saltwater baitfish patterns as the 5" blades where perfect for this kind of work.

I decided to try and source a cheaper pair of scissors for this kind of work and I am glad to say I have found them!! They are around £4.99-£9.99 a pair depending on size, have titanium bonded blades and come in a range of sizes making them perfect for a wide variety of jobs.

I have been using mine now for several weeks and they are still as sharp as the day I purchased them. They have cut everything from bucktail to flash material and synthetic fibres and the length of blade makes them excellent for trimming baitfish patterns and Puglisi type flies. The blades and points aern't fine enough for detailed work on small flies but that's not what I wanted them for, they are however perfect as a cheap alternative to the Razor scissors for trimming long materials.
They may not look as nice as the Razor scissors but at less than half the price I am not complaining.....

If anyone is interested in a pair please get in touch.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Kustom Fibre Saltwater Baitfish

A simple but very effective saltwater pattern that covers a wide range of fishing applications. Tied using Kustom fibre and the realistic range of eyes.
Hook: Eagle Claw 2/0 circle
Material: Kustom Fibre (parma violet,baitfish belly,burple blend)
Eyes: 8mm chameleon realistic eyes
Thread: UTC 140 white
Green holographic tinsel wrapped complete length of shank.