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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

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

FM Competition Heavyweight Barbless Hooks Review

When it comes to a new range of hook like the Competition Heavyweight Barbless Hooks – I am fortunate to be in a position where I can take them on board and give feedback where neccessary. Of late, I have been reviewing these new hooks from Fulling Mill, and boy are they good… I have used many of the other Fulling Mill barbless hooks with great success, particularly the heavyweight champ hooks for lures and … Read More FM Competition Heavyweight Barbless Hooks Review

The History of Fulling Mill and the Kenyan Fly Tying Industry

Fulling Mill Factory

As you stand by the water’s edge carefully knotting your Royal Wulff to the end of your line I suspect you will ponder only briefly the provenance of your fly. Your mind will be on matters closer to hand: tying the knot tight and true, the best spot for your next cast, or even, dare I say it, will I ever catch anything at all? Only fleetingly might you admire the tiny, perfectly formed work … Read More The History of Fulling Mill and the Kenyan Fly Tying Industry

Developing new fly patterns – The thought process and testing…

Developing new fly patterns

Fish become accustomed to the same lures, and there is no doubt that all patterns lose their effectiveness especially if everyone is using exactly the same fly. You need something to set your fly patterns apart, to induce the fish to take. This is one of the reasons why as a Fulling Mill Ambassador, I’m constantly developing new fly patterns in order to provide anglers with the best flies to catch that memorable fish. 12 … Read More Developing new fly patterns – The thought process and testing…

Fish Skull Chocklett’s Body Tubing

Fish Skull Chocklett's Body Tubing

When I first saw this stuff a year or so ago on YouTube being used to tie Musky flies such as Blane Chocklett’s “T-Bone”, my first impression was that it’s just another type of Mylar tubing re-bagged and cleverly marketed as the next best thing, but little did I know Fish Skull Chocklett’s Body Tubing was something special… I must admit to kind of ignoring it but it kept cropping up in social media from guys … Read More Fish Skull Chocklett’s Body Tubing