The Quill Bodied CDC Dry fly

The Quill Bodied CDC Dry Fly: Materials: Hook: Partridge SLD fine dry barbless or similar Silk: White uni thread 70 denier or similar Tail: Coq de leon fibres Body: Stripped Peacock tail herls Thorax: Fox squirrel fibres or alternatively hares ear Wing: 4 X CDC Feathers tied back to back.   To view the video [...]

By |2018-02-01T17:22:38+00:00February 1st, 2018|Flies|0 Comments

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

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