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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Norwegian pollok



I love pollock, can't wait to get out fir them next time I'm back in Scotland.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

footballer buzzer



Geoffry Bucknal's Footballer is a fantastic buzzer imitation dating back to the 1960s. Here, I've substituted the more durable and readily available superhair for the original horse hair but otherwise this is the same deadly stillwater. To support my channel and enter the giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers and become a patron.

Materials list
Hook: All purpose medium weight size 12-18  
Thread: White or grey 8/0
Abdomen: 1 stand each, black and white ultra hair or horse hair
Thorax: Mole fur
Head: Peacock herl

Monday, 11 May 2020

Damp Hare's Ear


Here's a simple but very effective and versatile hare's ear pattern that can be fished in the surface film, as a nymph or as a wet fly in rivers and stillwaters. To support my channel and enter the giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers and become a patron or support through paypal.me/flickingfeathers Materials List Hook: All purpose medium weight or Kamasan B170 10-16 Thread: Tan Uni 8/0 Body: Hare's ear dubbing Rib Fine flat gold tinsel Hackle: Red game or furnace Indian hen neck

Friday, 8 May 2020

Tying an Olive Scruffy Buzzer


These scruffy, lightweight buzzers are really a platform pattern that can be adjusted in size and colour to suit your location.  Fish them high in the water column when fish are feeding on emerging midge. To support my channel and enter the giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers and become a patron or support through paypal.me/flickingfeathers

Materials list

Hook: All purpos medium weight size 10-16
Thread: Olive Uni 8/0
Breathers: Antron yarn (split the yarn in half)
Abdomen: Any rough olive dubbing (I used Swiss dub mungee dubbing)
Rib: Buzzer wrap (pearl tinsel, or clear wrap are also good)
Wing buds: 4 strands of Globrite no 6 
Thorax: Any rough olive dubbing

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Tying an Okie Dokie


The Okie Dokie is a great stillwater fly for indicator fishing. Whether fish eat it for a buzzer, a grub or out of aggression/curiosity I don't know, but eat it they do. To support my channel and enter the giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers and become a patron or support through paypal.me/flickingfeathers

Materials list

Hook: Kamasan B420 size 10
Thread: Glo-brite floss (no. 16 & No.7)
Rib: Fine oval silver

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Lake Olive Nymph

A simple but effective lake and pond olive nymph pattern that has served me well for years.To support my channel and enter the giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers and become a patron or support through paypal.me/flickingfeathers

Material list

Hook: Heavy wet 14-16
Thread: Uni 8/0 light cahill
Tail: Dun hen hackle fibres
Rib: Fine gold wire
Abdomen: Olive squirrel & SLF blend
Wing case: Grey Mallard
Hackle: Dun hen
Thorax: Olive squirrel & SLF blend

Monday, 4 May 2020

Blushing Buzzer

Stan Headley's Blushing Buzzer is a fantastic chironomid imitation for loch style fishing. It can be used like a wet fly or nymph and is deadly in a black buzzer hatch. To support my channel and enter the giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers and become a patron or support through paypal.me/flickingfeathers

Materials list
Hook: Kamasan B420 or similar size 10-14
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Tying thread, well varnished
Thorax: Peacock herl
Cheeks: Globrite no.8 floss
Hackle: Black hen (sparse)