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Blootch

  George Barron's Blootch is a lovely modern traditional wet. It offers a more compact form than the bumble with lots of movement in the palmered hen hackles. Get George's book "At the End of the Line" here https://amzn.to/3h7SiA6 or his other book "A Fine Line" here https://amzn.to/2Rd41SK To support my channel, get access to the monthly tying sessions 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 B175 size 10-12 Thread: Uni 8/0 black Butt: Red seal's fur Body: Claret seal's fur Rib: Silver wire Body hackle: Claret & black hen Head hackle: Kingfisher blue grizzly hen
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Pudding House Fly

  This traditional Welsh wet fly works well in a sedge hatch or as a more general prospecting fly. It's not particularly flashy or bright, but it certainly looks like food. The original pattern calls for bright red silk as the rib, but I like the effect of the Globrite. In George Barron's book, he lists a pattern with a red holographic rib which is a nice variation too. Materials List Hook: Kamasan B175 or B170 size 10&12 Thread: Uni 8/0 red Rib: Globrite no.4 Body: Hare's fur dubbing Hackle: Brown partridge Wing: Slips from hen pheasant primary   To support my channel , get access to the monthly tying sessions and enter the giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers and become a patron or support through paypal.me/flickingfeathers

Anti-static buzzer

  The Anti-static Buzzer has become well established as a fantastic midge imitation. The body material does a great job of representing the trapped gases in an emerging pupa. Materials List Hook: B175 size 8-14 Thread: Uni 8/0 black Rib: Red wire Body: Strip cut from an anti static bag Breathers: White marabou Wing buds: Fl orange angel hair Thorax cover: Mirage tinsel   To support my channel , get access to the monthly tying sessions and enter the giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers and become a patron or support through paypal.me/flickingfeathers

Is it pronounced "nice" or "nice"?

 An old one I wrote for  www.sexyloops.com   Now the rains have stopped and the rivers have cleared up, I've been out wreaking havoc on the local carp.Some days are better than others, but even on the real scorchers I'm catching a couple before retreating back to aircon. There aren't many big fish in the river by me except where it enters the lake, but there are lots of fish in the 3-8lb bracket. I was talking about this in an online carp on fly group and was told by several people that I'd catch more if I fed them with dog biscuits and fished an imitation - not interested. At all.  Amazingly, my reply that I prefer fly fishing to bait fishing caused these folk to take umbrage. A barrage of comments about fishing commercial, stocked fisheries making feeding necessary and hilarious accusations of snobbery followed. All of it is ludicrous of course, we all draw our own lines in the sand. But catching a chummed fish is not the same achievement as spotting, stalking and cat

Shipman's Buzzer

The Shipman's buzzer is an effective and versatile fly that can be fished dry, emerging or subsurface to great effect. Materials list Hook: Kamasan B170 10-14 Thread: Uni 8/0 Breathers: White antron or similar Rib: Pearl tinsel Body: Seal fur or similar dubbing   To support my channel , get access to the monthly tying sessions and enter the giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers and become a patron or support through paypal.me/flickingfeathers

JH Emerger

John Horsey's emerger is an excellent pattern for targeting midge feeders on reservoirs and lakes. Materials list Hook: Kamasan B100 size 10-14 Thread: Uni 8/0 Shuck: White marabou Rib: Fine wire Abdomen: Pearl tinsel or clear wrap Wing: Poly yarn or aero dry wing Thorax: Seal fur To support my channel , get access to the monthly tying sessions and enter the giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers and become a patron or support through paypal.me/flickingfeathers

Mirage Buzzer

  This highly effective buzzer pattern has a nice degree of realism without being too fussy or difficult to tie. It works from the surface to the bottom, sinks well and is ideal when the fish are picking off chironomids that are inflating themselves prior to emergence. Materials list Hook: Kamasan B175 size 8-14 Thread: Uni 8/0 Black, olive, or to suit the hatches in your area Body: Opal mirage tinsel Rib: Flex floss Wing buds: Orange flex floss Breathers: Antron yarn or similar To support my channel , get access to the monthly tying sessions and enter the giveaways head to https://www.patreon.com/flickingfeathers and become a patron or support through paypal.me/flickingfeathers