The “Gumby Crab” – Post by Peter McLeod For a while now I have been trying to come up with the perfect pattern to fool those cunning triggerfish in the Indian Ocean. I like to describe triggers as an attainable permit as they can behave in a similar manner, although perhaps a little more forgiving. In the past I have had success with such flies … Continue reading The “Gumby Crab”
Over the last week Facebook has told me that anglers around the UK have started to see the very first of the Mayfly! This is an exciting time of year, when the mayfly start to hatch trout seem to change their finicky ways and attack the mayfly with anger and excitement, splashing at the surface either taking them or drowning the fly to make it an easy … Continue reading It’s Mayfly Time!
TFF April Issue – Out now! Just a heads up that I have a fly article in the April issue of Total Flyfisher – Showing some of my favourite river flies which take no more than four minutes to tie! If you manage to pick one up, please let me know what you think, it would be much appreciated 🙂 Continue reading Quick Ties and Deadly Flies – Totaly Flyfisher Article
…They really do my head in! Tying a Czech Nymph in my eyes is very time consuming, when you consider the fact that you will probably loose it to a tree or a hefty boulder. The work that goes into such flies for it to be left behind after a few casts seems unnecessary when you could tie 3x pheasant tails, or a couple of … Continue reading Grayling Bugs
It’s ‘FRY TIME’ at most lakes at the moment and this frenzy will continue and progress right into the winter months when most anglers pack up their fishing tackle or don their neopreans and hit the rivers and grayling. This fly is shown in this months Total Flyfisher magazine, expertly tied by Steve Cullen. Steve also shows how to fish this fly to it’s full … Continue reading As seen in this months Total Flyfisher
The cruncher is one of my favourite nymphs, it works wherever it’s used and is an ideal middle dropper fly between two lures. Fish love them on the hang, on the drop or through the retrieve, just find the level. It’s a fly which takes pride in my nymph box and has many variations. One of my ‘all time favourites’ is the standard cruncher, no … Continue reading Cruncher fly tying video
The hopper is probably one of the most used dry flies out there, other than a shuttlecock buzzer of course. I usually use this fly on the point of a dry fly setup, simply because I don’t like fishing culls; they seem to spin up my leader and I tend to spend more time untangling leaders than fishing. My favourite pattern is the one featured … Continue reading Tying the Black Hopper