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 !
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
Flash Blends are a staple material for all sorts of flies for Predators both Salt and Fresh water ! sheds water well, light and castable, good movement and looks great ! This fly is tied Hi Tie style with my own ‘SPF’ ( Saltwater and Predator Flies ) version, chosen and hand blended by me … Read more Flash Blend Flies
For my own fishing this year I am trying to focus mostly on using Baitfish imitations like the ones in the picture below…. Now these are actually made with Deer Creek Baitfish fibre which closely resembles EP fibre and therefore can be tied in a similar fashion, hence the ‘EP style’. I have tweaked these … Read more EP style Baitfish
After a little break I’ve returned to the vice with a renewed vigour and have really been getting into tying again. I have been working on some different tying styles recently, particularly the Muddler and trimmed type Baitfish patterns that use the Johnny King ‘v’ style of tying. Here are some of my latest ties … Read more Baitfish flies and tying ‘v’ style