Sunday, 27 February 2011

Mating Mayflies

Avon Special meets EasyPeasyUSD
on a hopper hook

Alan, it's a pair of mating mayflies constructed from a quill bodied Avon Special at the rear combined with an EasyPeasyUSD to create a fly which floats like a cork, always lands upside down, hooks up efficiently with sparse wings... and is more effort to tie than it's probably worth.
It is a piece of art and a fine challenge on a 2x size #16.

Friday, 25 February 2011


Pike streamers to seven inches on 4/0 hooks.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Fly Tying Clips

I have sent some flies to my friend Herman de Gala 
 who has just added some of my designs to his excellent website
Check it out and have a 360 degree peek
I am in esteemed company.
Thanks, Herman