25 January 2012

Winter Tying

March brown emergers
Been going through a wee productive spell on the bench recently, i think the mild spells of weather have made my head rush for the  anticipation of the new trout season. Still a few patterns to tie and also a few i still have plenty of stock from last season. Heres a medley of what ive been up too.
size 16 brown thread klink

Olive(#14) and brown (#12) Turkey biot klinks
yelllow and white posted haresear klinks #10
Dirty Pollies # 10
prince nymph variants
Brown wire nymphs
DHE's #12,14,16 in olive and brown
olive and brown comparaduns
G&H sedges


  1. Wow, nice flies Col. I'm especially liking the buggers, stimulator and all the biots, in fact all of them really.

    What are the wing posts ?, antron, aero, poly ???

  2. hi douglas and thanks, the wing posts are mcflylon or in some cases 9the yellow ones and the olive biot klinks) enrico puglisi fibres the stuff for pike flies, although they do a wing fibre aswell, i think they are all much the same.

  3. Great flies! I really like the sparsely dressed bodies of your emergers and how you make the Stimulators look like naturals. I always thought of the pattern as pretty, but too fancy to be a fly I'd have faith in. But seeing yours makes me want to try tying some myself. And fish them!

  4. Thankyou, and i know what you mean about the stimulator,it looks like a "flight of fancy", it's possibly my number one for stirring up a take , dry for fast broken water or evenings on a select few waters where the fish rarely rise that i fish in Scotland, the G&H sedge is another one that i'd put in that category , not particularly imatative but generates an aggressive "feed" response.

  5. i was tying a few Dirty Pollies up last night, never got round to adding them to my box last season. I have been reading Fly Tying the Paraloop Way by Ian Moutter for the last couple of days and this tying technique looks perfect for tying the Dirty Polly, have you ever tied it this way Col ?.

  6. Hi Douglas,ive never really see the point in the paraloop . no drastic differance from a clipped hackle.

  7. I would agree that it looks a little too much hassle for basically the same result, I may give it a bash with some makeshift gallows, not going to fork out for them unless I can see myself tying lots of flies using the method in the future.

    I think this fly looks far better than a clipped hackle dun http://www.danica.com/flytier/hverhaar/paraloop_dun.htm but I don't know if the fish would agree ?