Tying the Quill Bodied Emerger

Tying Materials: Silk: 70 denier uni-nylon coloured white Wing: CDC either natural or dyed (4 feathers) Hook: Partridge Emerger size 16 (or size to suit the hatch) Tail: Coch De Leon Fibres Body: Either natural stripped quill from the eye feather from a peacock or stripped peacock herl. Thorax: Fox squirrel or alternatively hare's ear [...]

By |2018-10-06T19:33:44+00:00November 21st, 2017|Flies|0 Comments

The Gingler

This season I have had a great deal of success with this version of the Gingler or Jingler and so have others. The version here has been tied with the partridge hackle flowing back. Since making the video I have learnt that the original version was tied with the hackle facing forward. Hook: Partridge [...]

By |2018-10-07T08:15:00+00:00April 2nd, 2015|Flies|0 Comments

Duck Dun patterns: A generic tying style well worth exploring

Dave Collins gives his reasons for using this pattern. Dave Collins, January 2015 Whilst I first fly-fished back in the mid-sixties, I didn't really get back to fly fishing regularly until the late nineties and didn't tie my first fly until 2001.  By then, I had got as far as discovering that F flies and [...]

By |2018-10-07T08:36:54+00:00January 12th, 2015|Flies|2 Comments