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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Tying a Foxy GT Brush Fly

Step by step instructions for a highly effective brush fly variation that is effective for a range of species from pike, to tiger fish to GTs. Follow me on instagram or twitter @flickinfeathers or head over to https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5456726 to support Flicking feathers.

Materials Used
Hook: Gamakatsu SL12
Thread: UTC
Tail: Fuzzy Fibre
Head: EP foxy brush
Eyes: 3D mirage Eyes


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Tying a needle fish

Step by step instructions for a simple but effective needlefish imitation. Try this for kingfish, GT, bluefin trevallly and others. Materials from  www.silverscalesflytying.co.uk
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Materials
Hook: Gamakatsu SL12 size 2/0 -8/0
Thread: White
Anti foul loop: 20lb mono
Body: Silver Scales Flash Blend
Eyes: 3D Mirage eyes
Finish: UV resin
Permanent markers

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Veverka's Mantis Shrimp

Step by step instructions for a very effective flats fly. Tie these in a range of sizes and colors to suit your target species and locations.
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Materials Used
Hook: Saltwater size 8-1/0
Weight: bead chain-dumbbell eyes
Tail: Craft fur
Antenna: Crystal flash
Eyes: Burnt mono
Rostrum: Rabbit fur
Legs: silli legs
Body: Dubbed craft fur
Weed guard: hard nylon

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Dick Brown's Magic Mantis

Step by step instructions for Dick Brown's Magic Mantis.  This chunky fly gives a good imitation of the mantis shrimp and works for a range of species, not just bonefish. Follow me on twitter or instagram @flickinfeathers for more fishing content or head to  https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5456726 to support the channel.

Materials Used
Hook: Tiemco 777SP (original calls for Mustad 340011)
Weight: lead dumbbell
Thread: tan 6/0
Tail: Tan deer hair and brown marabou
Body: tan and brown cactus chenille
Base for eyes: Chenille
Eyes:  Stalks from a hair brush
Mandibles/antenna: copper crystal flash

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Carrot Cake Shrimp

Step by step instructions for Bill Lambot's Carrrot Cake Shrimp.  This is a super simple, durable and fast tie.  The fly is a good alternative for fish that are rejecting the usual patterns and want something a bit different, follow me on twitter or instagram @flickinfeathers for more content or head over to https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5456726 to support the channel

Materials Used
Hook: Gamakatsu SL11-3H Size 8-6
Thread: Fluo Orange Danville's
Weight: Brass bead chain (small/ex small)
Tail: Orange rabbit, orange crystal flash
Body: Orange chenille


Monday, 1 May 2017

Velcro Crab

Step by step instructions for a very  effective  and versatile crab pattern.  The body provides a basic frame that you can add  various different claw and leg combinations to match the crabs where you are fishing.
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Materials Used
(suggested list)
Hook: Gamakatsu SL11-3H
Weight: lead dumbbells
Thread:  6/0 to match colour of crab
Body: Velcro (soft side) cut to crab shape
Legs: rubber legs, chenille or rubber bands
Claws: chenille,  cock hackle or rubber
Mouth parts: hackle fiber, marabou or similar
Eyes: EP crab eyes or similar
Belly: Epoxy mixed with white nail polish
Weed guard: Hard Nylon