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
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!
Pro team members Steve Bewes and Mark Leathwood have been out braving the bitterly cold weather in the last few days. Both were rewarded for their bravery with fine specimens of the Pike kind! Mark spent a three day stint at a midlands Stillwater and banked several fish to 18.10 on a mixture of fly … Read more Pro Team members brave the cold!
Pro team member Iain Mortimer braved the cold weather recently to try for some Pike on the Fly in a stretch of his local river and was rewarded with this nice double figure specimen! Iain’s winning Fly ( pictured ), was of course made from Silver scales products consisting of our Big fish fibre, Magnum … Read more Nice double on Big fish fibre
Silver Scales Pro Team member Lee Harper-Smith really knows his stuff when it comes to Fly fishing for his local Pike, and Lee recently put our products to good use to land a PB fly caught specimen. Well done Lee! Lee takes up the story: Fished all day yesterday on my local river with deadbaits … Read more 20lb+ Pike on Silver Scales products.
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
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 !
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