Two New products have just landed here at Silver Scales! We have Supreme Wing hair and Superfine Trilobal wing hair, both from the Sybai Stable. We really like this new material from Sybai! Supreme Wing hair ( below ), is the perfect material for all Pike and Predator flies, soft and supple with great movement. … Read more New products now in stock!
We are currently running a promotion on the superb Sybai Saltwater Flash hair with 20% off a pack. What superlatives can I use to describe this outstanding material? Simply Stunning!! Check out the close up detail pictures! A fine crinkled hair with a flashabou type flash pre blended in for you. Think wing n flash! … Read more Saltwater flash hair on sale!
Many Products are back in stock along with a few new one’s! The ever popular Sybai Ghost hair ( below ) is back in stock with plenty of colours to choose from. This super fine, translucent synthetic hair has many uses for both Saltwater and Pike Patterns. Our own Silver scales Preyfish fibre ( below … Read more Re stocked and ready!
Here at Silver scales we’re always on the lookout for new products to bring into our range. We recently came across such a material that really caught our eye. Crystal Minnow hair is a very unusual product and as far as we know exclusive to us here in the UK. Consisting of a unique blend of … Read more New Product Crystal Minnow hair now in stock!
Fancy having a go at making a Brush fly but don’t have a Brush making machine or any Brushes handy? Have a look at this great SBS Video by Steve Bewes who talks you through how to make a Brush Deceiver using a simple Dubbing loop!
We’re always happy to take requests for Step by steps for fly patterns and wherever possible we will try to oblige with a demonstration of how myself or one of the Team ties a particular fly. We were recently asked for a SBS of a Jig fly on a big hook such as a 6/0 … Read more Jig fly SBS by Lee Harper-Smith.
One of the most popular materials we sell here at Silver Scales fly tying is our lovely Buckfibre material. Buckfibre is great when used as a synthetic substitute for natural Bucktail but it can be used as a material in it’s own right to tie some very effective patterns! Like most materials Buckfibre can be tied in different … Read more Iain’s Buckfibre Sandeel
Steve Bewes has been back out on his local Canal catching numerous Perch with his deadly Jig flies! The Perch certainly seem to be liking the Jig flies and of course Steve uses some of Silver Scales materials in the recipe including Preyfish fibre and Sybai Angel hair. Steve also use Silver Scales Jig heads featuring VMC … Read more More Jig fly success!
Whenever I see Pete Kennetts flies my immediate reaction is Oh My! Pete simply ties such beautiful flies, the profiles are perfect and you can imagine the movement created by his style of tying. Pete mostly ties Jig flies but these are tied using Dumbell eyes to help keel them. Of course Pete uses some … Read more Oh My!
A method that is becoming more popular is the use of Jig flies. This involves tying fly materials onto a jig hook rather than a conventional un-weighted hook. The benefits are that it adds a small amount of weight to the fly which aids casting, especially in areas where your back cast may be restricted and it … Read more Jig flies for Perch
Some nice ties by Pro Team Member Pete Kennett. Pete tied these using a variety of materials.
Here is the Step by Step for a very effective Mullet pattern fly. The way it’s tied creates a very ‘kicked out’ hook angle which I have found promotes good hooking. The fly has a narrow head on profile which creates a darting side to side action, but has a deep side on profile to … Read more Maverick Mullet Bass fly Step by Step
My most successful pattern for European Sea Bass this year. Tied from Silver Scales Preyfish fibre. I call it ‘The Maverick Mullet’. Why ‘Maverick’? … Well it’s tied in a different way to most conventional flies of this style, leaving the tail fibres longer to add movement, the Hook is at a very aggressive kicked … Read more The Maverick Mullet