Amber Softhackle Streamer – salmon and steelhead fly tying – video

I’m a big fan of the late Jack Gartside, and I’ve tied a lot of his wonderful Soft Hackle Streamer. I have used it for decades for trout, perch, pike and a variety of saltwater predators as well. This is my own variations on Jack’s pattern, using blood quill marabou, schlappen feathers and jungle cock […]

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Foxy Squirrel – for early season trout

This fly is basically an update on a no-name pattern I came up with a couple of seasons ago. It has produced quite well, but I felt that it needed a little tweaking to make it just right. The twist turned out to be the use of a silver tipped squirrel tail dyed orange instead […]

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Bill Edson’s Light-, and Dark Tiger

Ever since I got hold of the wonderful book Streamers and Bucktails by Joseph D. Bates sometimes back in the 1980’s… I’ve been in love with Bill Edson’s flies. I wanted to tie the flashy Light Tiger and the more discrete golden brown Dark Tiger. But I didn’t have the right fly tying material – […]

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Fashion changes – but style endures

Hooks are the backbones of most artificial flies, and we fly tiers tend to get kind of emotional about this particular piece of steel. Sure… we choose hooks out of practical purposes. We want them to be strong, light or heavy, have a sharp point and lots of other features – depending on their actual […]

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Fat Bugger (Black’n’silver) – streamer fly tying – video

  Streamer fly for trout, perch, bass and other predators. It has got a jigging action and lots of movement and flash. I like this color combo – especially for night fishing and dark days. It’s just an amazing searching pattern for rivers as well as lakes. Fat Bugger Black’n’silver Hook: Ahrex NS110 Streamer #2 […]

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Fly fishing, photography and filmmaking

  I’m entering the filmmaking scene at the moment: Mostly because it makes sense. After being a writer and photographer all of my adult life, film is the natural next stepping stone for a dude, who likes to document his life as a fly fisherman and fly tier. I knew that. But I wasn’t really […]

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Bacon Snack – articulated fly swimming under water- video

4 inches of articulated streamer fly, swimming in one of my local trout streams. This is the first video made with my new you like it :0)all weather camera. Hope you like it :0) See full fly tying SBS on the Bacon Snack. Click here… Share

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Soldier Palmer – fly tying – video

Cool looking and super simple wet fly. Besides… this is a variation of one of the oldest flies known, the Red Palmer – which is mentioned by Izaak Walton (1653) and maybe even Dame Juliana Berners (1496). Anyway… trout still love it! Soldier Palmer Hook: Wetfly # 6 – 14 Tread: Black or red Tail: […]

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Wool Glo Bug – fly tying – video

A small fly for those fish that raid the breeding grounds of trout and salmon. Dead drift these alone – or use ’em in combination with a weighted Girdle Bug, a Bitch Creek or similar weighted nymphs. Share

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Flash Chenille Booby

This is a classic in British reservoir angling. The body material is sold under names like flash chenille, fritz or cactus chenille, and gives this fly a lot of sparkle and action. High visibility makes the Flash Chenille Booby a fine searching pattern. Use discrete colours for clear water situations and hot versions like chartreuse, […]

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