Sunday, 29 April 2012

Simple pike fly



simple fly using the new fish headz this time the large trout version. |I love the way the light catches the heads, looks like tiny fish scales!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Deer Creek Fish Headz are here!!!

The fish headz are here at last.....

Size 1 mustad 34007 with the small wrasse head (they come in small medium and large).

The headz are nice and soft so its very easy to catch them in with the thread to hold them before fixing with glue/resin. I LOVE these things!!!

Tight lines......Rich

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

New Vid "Oliverz jointed minnow" coming soon



Hi all

I am in the process of doing another video,this time its a fly that was inspired  by my 9 yr old son Oliver around 18 months ago. He was trying to tie somethuing similar and destroying most of my precious EZ-Body tubing so I sat down with him and we created this.

It has been a super successful pattern for me and the friends I have tied it for and has taken fish in both freash and saltwater.

Subscibe to my youtube channel and you will be emailed when the vid is uploaded.

Tight lines......Rich

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Deer Creek Fish Headz.



This is a prototype of the "Wrasse" fish headz soon to be available from Deer Creek. I tied this on a 2/0 34007 by catching in the very front of the head and binding it down to the hook. The finished product will have a subtle holographic effect increasing light reflecting qualities.

Keep an eye on Deer Creek's website for availability.

Tight lines......Rich

Monday, 16 April 2012

Bleeding Perch and Lefty's Deceiver

I have been playing around with the new perch pattern and have added a clump of red marabou to simulate a bleeding baitfish effect. The marabou is actually tied on the bend of the hook then a body braid is wound along the hook shank to approx half way between bend and eye. The actual baitfish itself is completey dressed on top of the hook on the first half of the shank allowing the marabou to be completely free of the rest of the fly so not to hinder movement. For durability you could swap out the marabou for arctic fox or even several strands of fine red flash.


I got fed up of tying with synthetic materials today so decided to whip up a few simple deceiver flies which are amongst my favourite flies to tie as they are so simple yet catch fish just about anywhere!


Tight lines.....Rich

Friday, 13 April 2012

New perch pattern


This is a new perch pattern I have tied using a combination of kustom fly fibre and sparkle fibre. It is shorter and deeper than my usual pattern and tied on a size 1 hook instead of a 2/0 or 3/0. I  am hoping to target smaller Pike and perch with this fly.

Tight lines.....Rich

Friday, 6 April 2012

Something different.




As most of you know I usually only tie Pike or Saltwater related flies as thats what I fish for. Recently though I have been tying more and more flies for Perch as I have arranged for a days Perch fishing for me and my father later in the year.

I have caught several Perch in the past on the fly, mainly by mistake as they took a fly intended for small Pike. The thing that interested me the most was the Perch seemed to like hybrid or crossover patterns more than standard synthetic baitfish patterns. With this in mind I have been tying up some flies that have been inspired by Salmon/Sea trout patterns and hopefully will prove deadly for the perch. I will give them a preview on my local canal and see how things go.

Tight lines......Rich