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 The Mammoth Twaite Fly
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 Hot new Dubbings!
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 New Sybai products!
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 Difficult times
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 Fly design – Considerations and Hydrodynamics
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 Back in stock!
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 Pike season is here!
I didn’t get out much on the Fly during June due to the somewhat erratic weather patterns we had, however I did manage a few Ultralight lure sessions. I think there are quite a few Fly anglers that also enjoy a bit of Lure fishing and in my opinion it pays to keep your options … Read more Chris’ Vlog Episode 4 is now Live.
Unusually May has been a tough month in the Salt on both Fly and Lure. See how I got on in this month’s Vlog. If you enjoy the Vlog’s please give them a thumbs up, Subscribe to the channel and leave me a comment to let me know.
For a while now I have been toying with the idea of a Video blog ( Vlog ). Having made a few short video’s in the past of some of my sessions I wanted to take things to the next level. I fish a fair bit throughout the year using various methods including Fly, Lure … Read more Launch of new Vlog!
We have commissioned a nice range of Scissors bearing the Silver Scales brand, these high quality tools come in three sizes, a 4 inch standard blade suitable for cutting Hair and Fibre, a 4 inch and 3.75 inch with Precision tip blades for finer work such as trimming thread and accurate trimming of fine materials. … Read more Silver Scales Scissors now in stock!
At last Solarez have started producing a new handy bottle size, the 0.5fl oz ( approx. 15ml ) represents great value and as a precision applicator is also included it makes them the number one choice in UV Resins. Zero tack and low odour formula make it a market leader. Now available in 4 formulas … Read more New Bottle size from Solarez!
These little guys generated a lot of interest on social media recently with numerous requests for a Video SBS on how to tie them. Primarily designed for our European Sea Bass but no doubt effective for a wide range of species anywhere in the world.
Here’s a nice Mackerel pattern Bass fly I came up with, should prove to be a hit with the Silver Pirates when the Mackerel are about!
This beautiful material is proving to be very popular, you can create some wonderful flies for both Fresh and Saltwater Predators with it. It’s light and mobile and very little is needed to create a good profile. Use it on it’s own or in conjunction with other materials from our range, it works especially well … Read more All colours of Sybai Supreme Wing hair back in stock!