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
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 !
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
Here are some recent Baitfish patterns I have been tying, they are made with the awesome Deer Creek Mega Laser Dub and some rabbit Zonker.The Flies are finished with Gator Eyes and Diamond Fine Flex Tack free UV resin, also available from Deer Creek They will fish great for any freshwater predator with lots of … Read more Bunny 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
The Surf Candy was is one of those flies that all newcomers to saltwater fly tying aspire to.. Originally designed by Bob Popovic, this beautiful fly is a winner all over the globe and is one of my personal favourites, not least because I love playing with resin but also because it is just a … Read more Surf Candy
These are fun little flies to tie and are ideal for freshwater predators such as Perch or any other fry feeding predator ! The shank of the hook is wrapped in holographic tinsel which really adds to the appeal of these little gems ! I’ve also wrapped the thread wraps with some crystal flash to … Read more Eazi body baitfish