Next time you hear someone say 'God, they look like the ass-end of a...', that might not be a bad thing. Rooster saddles, only fly dressers will understand. Barred-ginger is a lovely lovely thing...time for a few more Catskills 😍
I thought the Irish Fly Fair was good for a few beers. Turns out I was wrong. A little authentic Polish Vodka was enjoyed at the recent London Fly Fishing Fair thanks to the amazing @live4flyfishing and @live4flyfishinglady Amazing gifts, amazing people. Thanks guys! The next national show will be towards the end of the year in Ireland, where our hosts will have a few things to learn.
Great to be back on the Usk yesterday with a few hours of March Brown (Rhithrogena germanica) flurries. First couple of fish of the season to the net and released. Excited for what's in store this season.
In readiness for the third and final show in just four weeks, Jinglers abounded last weekend's Glasgow Angling Centre Spring Open Day and will likely continue to be subject of discussion at this weekend's @thelondonflyfishingfair Here, a batch of Jinglers in readiness for the UK's March Browns (Rhithrogena germanica), tied on the @partridge_hooks Standard Dry (SLD2), Coq de Leon and barred-ginger rooster hackle from @whitingfarms , stripped quill body, and partridge front-hackle.
A fantastic show at the recent Glasgow Angling Centre Spring Open Weekend.
Here's something a little different to represent the March Brown (Rhithrogena germanica) here in the UK, but tied Catskill-style.
Tied on the @partridge_hooks Patriot Ideal Dry (SUD), with Coq de Leon tails and barr2d ginger heckle from @whitingfarms, tightly dubbed hare's ear body with brown thread rib, and brahma hen wing-tips.
The War Room, aka, where the magic happens. For once, the tying desk is looking a little 'less messy' due to being in between shows. After an amazing BFFI last weekend, I'm now focused on the upcoming Glasgow Angling Spring Open Weekend 2017 in Scotland in just two weeks time. Time to see my Celtic cousins, tie a few flies, chat all things trout, and maybe even share a beer or two (or three). Bring the noise (and dry flies)! See you in Glasgow!
Fast water, big fish, March Browns (Rhithrogena germanica). The first event of the show season starts in under five days time, and really looking forward to catching up with the tiers and visitors at this year's British Fly Fair International.
In between worrying about Wales' chances in this year's Six Nations, I'll be tying all things dry fly. Bring on the fun!
Here, a simple mix of rooster and hen chicken, pheasant, moose, and some sparkly French stuff, all tied on the strong @partridge_hooks Ideal Nymph (BIN) with @semperfli_flytying Spyder Thread (brown) for fast water and big March Brown feeders come the new season.
Thoughts are fixed on April. The day's will be drawing out, the weather warming, and I'll hopefully be targeting trout rising to March Browns (Rhithrogena germanica). Tied on a @partridge_hooks Fine Dry (SLD) with @semperfli_flytying Spyder Thread; quill bodied, with Brahma hen neck hackle-tip wings, Coq de Leon tails, and rooster hackle all from @whitingfarms I'd have preferred a 'dirtier' hackle (speckled badger perhaps), but this was from the ingredients on my desk this evening.