I made this Video a couple of years ago now and it’s one of my most popular on the Youtube channel. I still use the same techniques now for many Baitfish patterns be it Saltwater patterns for Bass etc. or Pike flies. From time to time I might adjust the materials and amounts of fibre … Read more
A hook is a hook, is a hook, isn’t it? surely? Well in a nutshell NO! I wonder how much consideration most fly anglers give to their choice of hook rather than following whatever is on trend… What are these considerations then and why are they so important??? I hear you shouting at me!! Lets … Read more
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The GB Swimbait is inspired by the Texas Predator hook but is developed into a real fly hook. The hook is designed in collaboration with Gunnar Brammer (GB) and Paul Monaghan. Perfect for weed less designed flies. There is plenty of room to tie on and several places to tie on rattlers and/or weights. Black … Read more
In this Video I tie a great looking and performing Pike Streamer.
by Lee Harper-Smith (Silver Scales Pro Team Member) The River Wye is an example of one of the few Rivers that still has good population of specimen Pike. It has huge head of silver fish, from massive shoals of minnows and fry in the shallow gravel runs, large numbers of Dace throughout the River and … Read more
Our Awesome new Dubbings are flying off the shelf! No wonder when you see just how great they are! ‘X’ Dubbing and Arctic breeze produce some fantastic looking results. Perfect for Bass flies or heads on large Pike streamers. Super easy to work with and loads of Dubbing in the pack so you can tie … Read more
As well as topping up with some of the more popular products from Sybai such as Supreme wing hair and Lincoln sheep hair, we have added Fine Trilobal hair and Mobile flash hair to the range. Two superb products that are suitable for a wide variety of applications in Saltwater and Predator flies!We have also … Read more
Difficult times ahead… Just to let you know we are continuing to operate as long as humanly possible during the crisis we are currently facing. As long as the postal service keeps running, and we can obtain products from our suppliers we will carry on providing our customers with high quality fly tying materials via … Read more
I’ve had this Article going around in my head for some time now, so lets tackle some of the more technical points of tying flies for Predators focusing on Baitfish patterns. For the beginner fly tier this article may only serve to make the prospect of tying their own flies a more daunting prospect, however … Read more
Two of our more unique products are now back in stock. Pearl Crinkle hair and Crystal minnow. Both have their own individual characteristics. Pearl Crinkle is more suited to Pike flies giving you bulk without weight and Crystal minnow is great for smaller Perch and Saltwater patterns or just for adding subtle shimmer to any … Read more
Pike season has finally arrived and there will be many keen fly anglers turning their attention to their local river, canal or Stillwater in search of these amazing creatures. Perch are also coming to the fore as a worthy target on fly gear too so don’t neglect what is one of my personal favourite species. … Read more