In each episode of the vlog I've been recommending books. To make things easier I've also decided to share the book recommendation as an individual post on here.
In this episode it's Ed Mitchell's excellent Fly-fishing the Saltwater Shoreline.
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Although it focuses on the US's eastern seaboard it is a great read full of useful information for saltwater fly anglers anywhere in the world. I would say this is essential reading for anyone starting to venture out in the salt with their fly rod, and is certainly a good refresher for more experienced anglers too.
Friday, 20 July 2018
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Hook : Fullingmill magni
Thread: Uni 8/0 Black
Tag: oval gold tinsel
Body: black floss
Rib: oval gold tinsel
Throat: orange hackle fibres and blue guinea fowl
Wing: yellow then black hair.
Monday, 18 June 2018
Step by step instructions for a slight variant of the highly effective editor. Tie this in a range of sizes and hook/tube configurations to suit your fishery.
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Hook: Any single, double, treble, tube or wadington of your choice.
Under-body: White thread, floss or yarn depending on the size
Body: pearl tinsel
Rib: Fluorescent yellow mono 15-25lb
Throat: Kingfisher blue cock
Wing: Black hair of your choice
Flash: Angel hair
Cheeks: Jungle cock
Sunday, 17 June 2018
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Hook: Gamakatsu S10S-4H or similar short shanked saltwater
Tail support: Bucktail
Flatwing: saddle feather
Flash: Sybai sparkle hair or similar
Body: Bill's body braid
Topping: peacock herl
Cheeks: Sybai artificial jungle cock
Thursday, 14 June 2018
It's summer and the big bugs are here! To celebrate the hordes of cicadas, hoppers, ants and beetles that will be falling into a stream near you I'm tying a box of 24 terrestrials including that could be yours.
Want weird ants?
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As soon as I hit 30 patrons, I'll randomly choose a patron and send them the box.
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Monday, 11 June 2018
Sunday, 10 June 2018
Episode 4 of the vlog, looking back at my recent trip to the Maldives. to support the channel and be eligible for future giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers and become a patron. twitter/instagram @flickinfeathers If you want to get a hold of Tuna on the Fly please use the amazon link here https://amzn.to/2Hs7JCm Here's a link to the Silver Scales Fly Tying channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCas1969
Monday, 4 June 2018
Sunday, 3 June 2018
Saturday, 2 June 2018
Step by step instructions for my adaptation of James Christmas's sand prawn. This semi realistic shrimp imitation works for a wide range of species and is a must in the Indian Ocean and south pacific. To support the channel and be eligible for future giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers to become a patron twitter/instagram @flickinfeathers Materials used Hook Gamakatsu SL11-3H 2-4 Thread : Tan 6/0 Mouth parts/feelers: Craft fur o Polar fiber (polar fiber is preferred) Flash: crystal flash Eyes: Burnt mono painter black and dipped in fluo orange epoxy Keel: 3mm tungsten beads on 20lb mono Body: dubbed craft fur/polar fiber Legs: barred round rubber Weed guard:20/30lb hard nylon
Thursday, 31 May 2018
Step by step instructions for a simple but effective bonefish fly, the Horror is a great pattern for skinny water with turtle grass as it lands softy and is very weedless.
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Wednesday, 30 May 2018
The third installment of the vlog. This episode includes some background about me, a couple of book recommendations, and some comments on fly design . To support the channel and be eligible for future giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers to become a patron. Dick Brown's Bonefish Fly Patterns available here http://amzn.to/2p6N7rv Plu Stiniog, Trout Flies For North Wales Available here http://amzn.to/2Ijjwmu Bretislav Kaspar's Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCegB... Reno Fly Shop Podcast http://renoflyshop.com/category/podcast/