Sybai Ghost hair

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 moreSybai Ghost hair

Craft Fur Baitfish

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 moreCraft Fur Baitfish

Silver Scales Flash blend

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 moreSilver Scales Flash blend

Barred Livebait Minnow

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 moreBarred Livebait Minnow

New stock flies coming soon !

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 moreNew stock flies coming soon !

Polar Flash Dubbing

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 morePolar Flash Dubbing

Transparent Baitfish fly

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 moreTransparent Baitfish fly

Flash Blend Flies

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 moreFlash Blend Flies

EP style Baitfish

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 moreEP style Baitfish

Bunny 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 moreBunny Baitfish