Saturday, 31 December 2011
Friday, 30 December 2011
Materials used are.
Tail. Krinkle flash
Body. Mirage tinsel (large)
Wing. Blended blue and green bucktail and 8 saddle feathers
Under body. Kustom fibre
Throat. Arctic fox
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
1: Tie your thread approx half way between the hook eye and point.
2: Tie in a length of white/cream Kustom fibre on top of the hook. You can make this as long as you want.
4: Fold the fibre over and divide equally either side the hook and secure with a couple of wraps.
6: Tie in a length of light green blend on top of the bright green.
7: Take a bunch of peacock angel hair and tie in making sure the hair evenly spread on top and slightly down each side.
8: Tie in a lenngth of dark green blend custom fibre allowing it to spread slightly doen each side.
9: Flip the hook over and tie in a length of red blend kustom fibre approx half the length of the fly.
Friday, 16 December 2011
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
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Dont forget to follow my blog as I will be adding details of the prizes over the next few days.
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
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Saturday, 3 December 2011
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
This is a fly I have been using for a while now and is one of my "go to" flys when I first visit a water. I call it the firework bunny as it uses rabbit strip and Deer Creek firework braid. It can be dressed in many different colours and sizes and has a fantastic action when retrieved.
The hook is a new pattern I am testing, it is similar in style to the Varivas 2600V and is certainly strong and sharp! I am positive this hook will be a huge success with the Pike fly tyers so keep posted for more news on price and availability.
I want to talk a little about the UV resin I am using. This is Deer Creek's UV resin kit and unlike a lot of other resins this dries absolutely tack free in about 5 seconds! I used Bug Bond for a while but found the quality of the resin was not as good as the Diamond hard. For example, the adhesion properties of BB are not as good as DH, BB does not cure as quick as DH and if you drop some marabou or CDC onto cured BB it will stick to it where nothing sticks to cured DH!
I will do a side by side compariosn of the 2 resins as soon as I can
Materials used are as follows.
Thread. Danvilles flymaster plus
Hook. Size 2/0
Olive rabbit strip.
Deer Creek firework braid
Deer Creek diamond hard UV resin kit (awesome)
Eyes. 6mm pearl mirage eyes
The new hook I am trying. Similar pattern to Varivas 2600V .
Run a bead of UV resin under the bunny strip where it meets the hook and cure it. This helps to kick out the strip and prevent tangles.
Advance your thread about 3mm and tie in some marabou all the way round the hook
Advance your thread again and tie in a bunch of bucktail spreading it evenly all around the hook. Carry on to the eye of the hook with the thread then wrap back to the bucktail tie in point. This ensures a nice even head.
Tie in a few strands of crystal flash and the firework braid. Palmer the braid to the fook eye and whip finish.
Add some eyes and build up a head using the UV resin.
Monday, 28 November 2011
This is one of my favourite squid skins as it actually looks like a pikes skin! Perfect for making small pike patterns and other baitfish.
Squid skin is 1mm thick which makes it thicker than sili skin and much easier to use. I have found squid skin stretches nicely so you can use a smaller amount and stretch it around the body tubing skeleton.
More pics to follow soon!
Sunday, 27 November 2011
I now have the time to concentrate on my ebay sales and this blog. I have had many people contact me asking to start posting again, and for this I am very grateful.
My first topic will be Sili Skin and its uses, alternatives, and cost!
Ever since Metz launched its range of Sili Skin I have been a huge fan. It lends itself especially well to Saltwater and Pike patterns and when used correctly can make some very realistic looking baitfish patterns. My main issue with the material is its cost! It is bloody expensive and can be difficult to use causing mistakes and wasteage.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
The detail of the original art work has not been lost on the smaller eyes which is always a concern of mine.
16 new colours/styles/sizes will be on http://www.kustom-flyz.com/ very soon!