Original Genuine Chadwicks 477

 There is some original genuine chadwicks 477 wool on ebay. This is the wool that is used to make Sawyer’s Killer Bug which is a simple maggot-like pattern, yet seemingly for those that can get a hold of this wool it lives up to its name “Killer Bug” every season.

Sawyer said, “The successful [...]

Stepping Up A Gear With Deer Hair

I think I may have nipped this tying with deer hair problem in the bud. I have been trying to tie proper comparaduns and emergers with deer hair wings for a couple of seasons now but they just don’t seem to come out right – either the wings are too long or not thick enough [...]

Choose a River, any River !

Had a very good session at our little fly tying night last night. It was a presentation by David Downie (Dangerous Dave if you are a Rainbow at the Lake of Monteith). He tied up his “bread & butter” flies for catching record breaking fish as well as showing us how to tie up some [...]

Tying Flees

So when do you have enough flies ?

I have been trying to tie up a plenty of olives for the start of the season. Usually at this time you find the trout are not that picky and are willing to take fairly big olives. This is quite good if you are a clumsy fly [...]

Fly Tying – Milngavie Update (North Glasgow Fly Dressers)

This is a repost!!

Ok, I have now been sent the program for the Milngavie fly tying night. The club is now up and running, the first night is January 11th at 7pm in Milngavie Library and the cost will be £3 per visit. The following flies will be demonstrated which will give a good [...]

Kamasan b100

I was visiting the Glasgow Angling Centre the other day with Mike and we got around to discussing hooks as you do when you meet up with any angler in the close season. Discussions in the close season all come around to fishing eventually, usually a lot more in-depth conversations are to be had during [...]

Flies for the new season- klinkhammer special….part 1

This time around I do not want to start the season with around 4 trout attacked flies that I need to struggle along with until I can be bothered tying up some more. My idea is that I will build up a little stock of essential flies so that I do not have to panic [...]

Fly Tying – Glasgow- Milngavie

New fly tying night- running initially for 10 weeks every Thursday from the 11th January – location will be Milngavie, Thursdays at 7pm – 10pm. Cost will be £3 per visit It is our hoped there will be a monthly speaker and a beginners class. They are happy to accommodate anyone who wishes to learn [...]

Pike Flies

After last weeks bonanza I was on the phone making plans to attack the Forth and Clyde canal for Pike. I bought some materials the other day and they have been sitting around just waiting for me to tie up some killing patterns.

So last night I decided to tie up some Pike Flies. [...]

Yellow May’s & Half Hogs

So I set myself a wee challenge the other day. I was getting a bit bored with tying the same old flies- which I have got to admit does make sense as I only fish a few flies (which hardly anyone asks me about anyway) when I came across a fly called a half hog. [...]

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