One of my suppliers here at Silver Scales is a great company called Sybai and they have a great range of mostly unique products. One such product is called Ghost hair and they recently brought out a Saltwater version, in fact they have added a Saltwater version to several of their range including the awesome … Read more Sybai Ghost hair
There is no doubt Craft fur is an excellent and very popular material for tying flies, but I think many beginner fly tiers struggle to master the techniques needed to achieve a satisfactory result. Indeed I admit it took me a while to master the material but once I did I was able to produce Patterns … Read more Craft Fur Baitfish
Flash blends are a staple material for tying Saltwater and Predator flies, the translucency of the material, the subtle flash and great movement in the water all go to making a perfect material for baitfish imitations. Silver Scales flash blend is one of the best quality versions around and now offer unique custom blends, hand … Read more New Blends in the shop !!
One of the best materials for creating Saltwater and Predator flies is Flash blend. Silver Scales Flash blend is an exceptionally high quality product, hand blended in house for quality control and value, With some unique colour blends available the range is ever expanding. The fly below is tied from our Snow white, Lime juice … Read more Silver Scales Flash blend
Here’s a nice little pattern that I’ve called the ‘Barred Livebait Minnow’ At around 4 inches long and tied on a size 4 hook it’s perfect for a wide range of species around the world but was designed and tied with European Seabass and Seatrout in mind. Made from my own ‘Crafty Minnow fur’ for … Read more Barred Livebait Minnow
I am gradually filling the shop with stock flies over the next few weeks so that customers can just point, click and buy ! Here is a taster of what is to come, these are my Bass Minnows designed for European Sea Bass and very effective they are too. They will also be attractive to … Read more New stock flies coming soon !
Here’s a great material by Czec company Sybai, their Polar Flash Dubbing. This is a super fine and soft material with superb translucent properties. The Dubbing also has a super fine flash blended in. Not as short as normal Dubbings this is designed specifically for Bonefish shrimp patterns and small Baitfish imitations and is cut … Read more Polar Flash Dubbing
I’m not sure who the originator of this type of pattern is, but no doubt it was designed with Sea Trout in mind, however it’s one of those patterns that is far more versatile than perhaps the originator intended. Certainly it will take Bass and Pollock here in the U.K but no doubt many other … Read more Transparent Baitfish fly
Time for an update ! As for other current projects we are now coming into freshwater Predator season here in the UK so the focus is on Pike, Perch and Zander which begin to feed more aggressively as temperatures drop and winter approaches. Now is a great time for the predator angler to focus on … Read more Busy times !