Friday, 28 February 2014

Will not be long now,

 Well, it will not be long now, and we will all be out on the rivers. above is a nice shot of my mate Spencer John, putting out a line on the river Usk. and just after the photo was taken he landed a nice 13lb salmon, 
 Been very busy tying orders, above showing a set of flies tied on partridge salar's sizes 7, 9, 11 & 13s. all the photos below are of the flies tied on size 13s, Brian hope you like them.
 The Blue charm,
 Stoats tail,
 Ally shrimp,
 Willie Gunn,
 Also on Brian's order, willie gunn tubes 1" and 1/2" tubes.
 1" inch williegunn,
 1/2" inch williegunn,
 Above, another order of Elvers, for the river Spey. tied on my snake fly mounts two sizes 4"inch & 3" inch long, Paul hope you take more Spey salmon again this season.
 4" snake Elver,
 3" inch Elver,
 And again, 3" & 4" inch Elvers, with tungsten cone heads. 
 In between orders, i do try and tie a few for myself, these are a pattern i like a lot the Akroyd tied on Partridge single's size 5. a great pattern for both sewin and salmon,
 Red Akroyd,
 Orange Akroyd,
 Top view, showing the delta wing set up.
 Above, these pattern are going out well. the firetiger cascade right, and the Kinermony killer left.
 Firetiger cascade, 1" tube.
 Kinermoney Killer, 1" inch.
 I have also sent a lot out to Norway this last month, above the Garry Dog waddington shank.
 And my glow in dark Squirrel blue and silver off to Norway.
 And also my Black glow in dark snake, off to Norway. hope all three patterns fish well, 
 As you can see, my tying desk is a bit of a mess.
Think i will have to get the maid in, to sort out the floor :-)))

Saturday, 15 February 2014

British Fly Fair Internatonal show 2014.

 Well last weekend was the best show of the year, for all who are into fly tying and fishing. and have to say this one always gets better every year, if you did not make it this year make sure you go next year. above myself doing my thing when not fishing, Just cant thank cookshill for running such a fine show.
 Above, Gareth Lewis the micro fly man. Gareth is a great mate of mine, and have watch him tying his flies on size 32 hooks just amazing.
 And above, one of the up and coming tiers. i say that but Llan seems to have been around for an age. and a fine tier of small flies,
 And above, the one and only Hans . he was tying next to me and have to say, what a treat to watch him tie.
 Paul Harkin was also tying, just love his spey flies.
 The MASTER, Paul Little. what can we say about him, just an out of this world tier. and a pleasure to watch tying,
 Above Scott Kane DEERCREEK PRO TIER, one of the made Scotch men that were at the show, i was in the same room at the hotel with Scott what a snorrrrrrer
 Above Mascus Hoffman Sweden and DEERCREEK pro tier, amazing tier of realistic flies. and a fine drinker to boot.
 Above, some more of the DEERCREEK pro tiers, L to R Andy Sanders, Chris Rawle and Dave Linsay. all to guys and tiers,
 Above Steffen Jones, like myself on of the many WELSH tiers.

 Above Gary, Head bailiff on the Bywell beat on the Tyne, and Mr Tyne toucan.
And above, Barry Ord Clark, and Dave Edwards (bondbug).
 Above, Ryan Houston Ireland, great all round tier.
 Andres Meiges, Netherlands top pike fly tier.

 And Darryl Mooney keeping  Partridge boys in check, great bunch and the best hooks you can get.
 My old mate Pete Kealey, one of northern Irelands top tiers.
 Paul Van Den Driesche, Neatherlands top realistic tiers.
Above, Dean Armstrong lovely salmon fly tier from Northern Ireland.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Last flies before BFFI show.

 Well this is my last update before the British Fly Fair International show, still been playing with some classics. above a free style take on a spey fly, and one that still fishes very well these days despite being a old pattern. HERE IS LINK TO SHOW
 And above, showing how the wing of bronze mallard. should meet on top of the wing like a keel of a boat.
 Above, some of the flies that went out this last week,
 Above, the Kinermoney Killer, on a 1" inch Ally tube.
 Again another popular fly the last two seasons, my take on the cascade. the firetiger cascade,
 This fly as been flying out, the ever successful  Uskgrub salmon and sewin just love this one. tied on a size 14 Ian Drury treble.
 And above, my take of the Uskgrub on a 1" Ally tube. again a good fisher,
 Above, the two Uskgrub's together. size 8 & 14 Drury trebles and 1" tube's.
 Above, a set of size 10 & 12 doubles for the river Dovey.
 Above, a fly of mine that caught a lot of sewin on the river Towy, in the day and night.
 Again, same fly with out tail, still a good taking pattern day and night.
 Black with orange hot spot,
 Black with yellow hot spot, the two above fished well last year.
 And not to forget, the black and orange.
 Above, a set for the the river Towy.
 Yellow tailed Ally shrimp size 14.
 Red longshank, tied on Kamasan B800 size 6.
 Squirrel and royal blue, size 8 Kamasan B175.
 Black and yellow, Kamasan size 6 double.
 And my go to fly, the black and silver snake fly 1" long.
And this is a cracker, another go to fly for many salmon anglers. the Poshtosh tube 11/2" long tied with pearl head, will that it for this week. next weekend its the best show in the UK for fly tiers and fly fisherman the BFFI Show, cant wait to get there and catch up with a lot of my mates. and sure will make more as always,