Monday, 15 April 2013

Its getting very busy, This Weeks ties,

 Hi, Been very busy tying, every one seams to have fly fever. wanting there flies for the coming season, the waddington shanks above are for Russia. these are tied on 13/4" & 11/2" inch long shanks, with Mustad size 6 treble.
 Cascade 11/2",
 13/4" Cascade,
 Green & yellow 11/2"
 Green & yellow 13/4"
 Black & red 11/2"
 Above, Three Tyne toucan's,tied in snake fly set up. these are all 1" long, 
 Gold toucan,
 Maroon toucan,
 Copper toucan,
 Got around to having a few hours fishing, on the river Towy last Friday. but had to tie up a few small flies as the river was very low, all the above patterns i use a lot for me Sewin fishing. tied on size 4 & 6 long shank hooks,
 Black and peacock,
 My take on the Alexander,
 Squirrel blue and silver,
 Black and silver,
 And a few Ally tubes, black and silver 11/2" and 1" inch long.
 I1/2" inch black and silver,
 The waddingtons, went to Aberdeen Scotland. tubes gone to Devon, the cone head toucans off to Cumbria and the toucan snakes to the river Wear.
 All the above snakes, gone to the Tyne & wear area to the same angler.
 Black and silver snake fly,
 Squirrel blue and silver snake fly,
 Black and blue snake fly,
 Black and red snake fly,
 Black and purple snake fly,
 Black and red snake fly,
 Black and orange snake fly,
 Glow in the dark snake fly, the bead near the hook is charged with a torch light. and it gives off a low green glow,
 I was sent these shanks the other day to try out, the new Senyo's articulated shank. have to say really like these, the ones i had were size 1" inch long. and come in three colors i am waiting for the the size 40mm to come. i am sure these are going to be my new go to for waddington style flies, being a single shank they are lighter.
 Above a blue style pattern, that i would use for sewin and salmon. side view.
And rear view of pattern,

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Sewin and salmon flies, every one wants flies.

 Well all hell has let loose, fishing season is here. and every one wants flies right now!!, i have not stop tying for weeks. but did get round to tying a few for myself this morning, the ones in my hand are a few. for a fishing trip tomorrow on the river Towy, there have been a few caught. even in the cold weather we have been having, it does not worry the cold. as if the cold has been with use for some time the fish get use to it, it the weather that cant make up its mind. and being cold one day and cold the next, is what kills the fishing. in this weather, get your fly down to were the fish are laying and you could have a take. and there is nothing like having a good sewin this time of the year, a nice fresh bar of silver. that why i have tied the flies in my had on copper tubes, in sizes 1/2" , 3/4" & 1" inch plus a good sinking line you are half way there. but it does help to know also were fish hold up, water craft being a big part of sewin and salmon fishing. 

Above, The Kinermony Killer with Pro sportfisher gold disc and Jungle cock.   
 Above, the Kinermony killer 1" copper, i am also using Pro sportfishers jungle cock cheeks. have to say there fly tying materials are top quality, and i am very lucky that i get there products sent to me to try out.
 1/2" inch copper KK tube,
 Above, Kyley tube on 1/2" inch copper,
 1/2" Copper orange tube, long wing with turbo vented disc again by Pro sportfisher. 
 Same 1/2" copper pink lady, with turbo vented disc.
 Above, purple/ black 1/2" copper, again with turbo vent disc. 
 Above, here are a set of my Snaketruder's, these are for another river Towy angler. who ordered these off me, as he saw them fishing the Towy last season with me and catching good fish.
 Black snaketruder, all these are 41/2" inch long and tied on beading stainless 7 strand plastic coated wire. and very flexi and light, and the movement these give in the water is mind boggling. 
 Orange snaketruder,
 Blue snaketruder,
 Pink snaketruder, this is a very under used color on our rivers. but does fish very well,
 Black / purple snaketruder.
 The set above, are on there way to south Ireland, 
 1/2" Kyley copper tube,
 Orange and yellow, size 8 double.
 Kyley size 8 double,
 Black/red naked piglet,
 And above, loads of my snake flies going out. above a set of mono snakes 13/4" long,
 Above, black and orange, and a black glow in dark snake flies.

 Above, a set of my wire snake flies, tied on the same wire as my snaketruders. these have gone to Aberystwith in mid Wales,
 Above, my take on the Ice maiden,
 Pink snake fly,
And above, Black glow in the dark snake fly,