Category Archives: Fly Tying

A Fly Selection Fit For A Guide: 10 Must-Have Grayling Flies

Guides Fly Selection

My clients often note that my winter fly selection is small. A single box of around 100 grayling nymphs is the norm for my guiding sessions… I do this because I know that the patterns I have in my box are the right ones for where I guide. They are all proven catchers in different water types and conditions, and I know that if these flies aren’t working then very little else would. Below is … Read More A Fly Selection Fit For A Guide: 10 Must-Have Grayling Flies

Davie McPhail ties the Gotcha Bonefish Fly

Gotcha Bonefish

The Gotcha Bonefish pattern is perhaps the most popular bonefish fly ever designed and has accounted for thousands of bonefish for anglers worldwide. This simple and very effective pattern belongs in the fly box of every bonefish angler, and tying the Gotcha in a variety of sizes, weights, and colours will help anglers match local fishing conditions. We have three different variations of the Gotcha bonefish fly, each come into their own in certain fishing scenarios. All … Read More Davie McPhail ties the Gotcha Bonefish Fly

How to best dress wet flies – George Barron

George Barron Fly Tying Blog

The trout season has gone, blown to a spectacular closure by hurricane Ophelia – it’s early December and most major still waters are now closed. November sees plenty of quality rainbow trout hitting fry; fry bashing on reservoirs offer an exciting end to the season for the fisherman chasing a specimen. But for the traditional fly fisherman, it’s time to reflect and think about spending a few hours at the vice preparing for next season. … Read More How to best dress wet flies – George Barron

The Evolution of new Still Water fly patterns – Rob Edmunds

New stillwater fly patterns

There is very little truly revolutionary in Still Water Fly Fishing yet every generation seems to provide at least one new idea or at the very least a distinct improvement on a current thinking. To me, this is not a case of stealing someone’s original idea but refining and developing it for a specific purpose. If things didn’t progress and we didn’t accept change then we would all still be using landlines rather than mobile … Read More The Evolution of new Still Water fly patterns – Rob Edmunds

Fulling Mill UV Resin for Fly Tying

Uv Resin for Fly Tying

When it comes to UV resin for fly tying, there are three things most fly tiers look for; durability, the speed of setting and tackiness, and we believe that the Fulling Mill UV Glass Resin is the best out there. Whether you tie trout flies or predator flies, more than likely you have used a UV resin of some sort to finish your fly patterns, but most UV resins for fly tying come with the … Read More Fulling Mill UV Resin for Fly Tying