Hydropsyche Larva When I first laid my eyes on Oliver Edwards’ book Flytyers Masterclass my life changed. It was a real eyeopener to me on what could be achieved with

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Hi-Vis Bomber Salmon dry flies were the last thing on my tying list at the moment but I visited the guys at Helsinki Spey Clave and they had dyed some

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Jock Scott Needs no introduction and we’ve even featured this pattern here before but a different Pryce-Tannatt version of it. Because the notes included with the pattern in Kelson’s book

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The Lion   Here’s the finished fly from our last post that dealt with the underwing construction. For the main wing I tied the bigger portion of it as a

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Step by step of tying an underwing on the Lion. There’s lots of ways to interpret a classic salmon fly pattern. Some have weird words used in them or things

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Butcher This famous wet fly was originally called Moon’s Fly after a butcher called Moon whose favorite pattern it was. Developed by John Jewhurst the fly was newly named by

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Kalkkisten Vaalea & Kalkkisten Tumma We are continuing with traditional Finnish trout flies. I have tied quite a lot of these because Kalkkisten Vaalea has been one of the flies

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Huopana This is an interesting pattern from a Finnish perspective as it was designed in Great Britain based on insect samples from Huopanankoski (Huopana rapids), Finland in the early 1900’s.

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Pink Bucktail Deceiver I’ve been fishing for sea trout quite a lot this fall and the common choice here is different kinds of streamers for them. This sort a miniature

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Black King We just published an article on the Pohjolan Perhokalastaja magazine on tying Speyflies in hand by Mikko Stenberg with my photos. I have held on from posting these

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