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Not much to contribute so here is some fishing flies

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by ben_tucka, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. ben_tucka

    ben_tucka Donator

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    Well as the thread title describes I've not much experience on the air gun side (yet). so It seems a few people fish on here so I thought maybe I will contribute with some fishing, As I have done some form of fishing all my life but in the last 2 or three years it has been fly fishing that has me hooked :)

    so I do tie my own flies and as a lot of you on here have your own skills I thought id share some of my creations with you.

    So here goes this collection is mainly from my river box and dependant on the response on this I may take some shots of the stillwater box as well :)

    so we will start off with a olive paradun. parachute flies are becoming more common place especially on the rivers with the stability that parachute wing gives

    http://[​IMG]


    next up is my take on a black and peacock spider a lovely north country spider for across and down fishing :)
    http://[​IMG]

    now time for one of my favourite nymphs this little flash back nymph accounts for 90% of all of my fish on the rivers (infact why am I sharing it lol)
    http://[​IMG]

    now the pink grub, this little grub fly is so bright and grayling in winter coloured water works brilliant accompanied by a similar grey grub it will also act as an attractor and increase takes on the grey grub.
    http://[​IMG]

    now for a great trout pattern its a CDC emerging caenis (i believe) and has given my plenty of evenings fun, in normally use a 9ft tapered leader with 4ft of copolymer tippet and this fly on the point makes for some great dry fly fun
    http://[​IMG]

    now for the summer / autumn sedges this fly pattern used to live in my stillwater box but has now earnt a place in both of my boxes this particular version is described as a non descript sedge (meaning it represents many variants of sedge)
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    now probably all know the fly this is supposed to represent its an aphid aka greenfly although now a water based fly streams with heavy tree cover this fly can be deadly.
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    now the balloon caddis
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    Hope your all still with me

    then the klinkhammer which is great for the duo setup as you can see it has a bright pink top for strike indication from the bottom nymph this has now changed to ornage though for better visibility
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    Grey Paradun as the first fly but in grey
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    If you have any questions about the techniques, or suggestions for improvements etc, get in touch will be happy to talk with you :) :D

    also anyone that wants company while fishing gimmi a shout I like fishing new places and with new people :)

    Thanks
    Ben.
     
  2. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Beutifuly made flies mate, I use to sit and watch my grandad tying flies,

    i could never ever get the hang of it:)
     
  3. ben_tucka

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    Thankyou :) I tie all sorts of flies including pike flies but the only thing i cant get the hang of is those traditional winged patterns :(

    Ben.
     
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    Very nice ben mate u certainly have a bit of skill there pal
     
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    Great work, Might have to give this a go myself at some stage :up:
     
  6. ben_tucka

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    Thanks Dave.

    and yeah go for it just a warning though you will end up with more and more bits of materials Ive managed by just building step by step and selling a few flies to buy my next cape and such, but you will need a desk and storage space.

    Ben.
     
  7. dave goodall

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    Will have to have aday out some time ben i used to love fly fishing when younger where do u got the calder ect some times regret selling my fishing gear real relaxing sport atb dave theres some nice troutin the stream below the range matey
     
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  8. ben_tucka

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    yeah gimmi a shout mate I got plenty of kit for you to borrow and yeah im on the halifax and ryburn book on the calder and also bradford no1 as well but I also do a few stillwaters, like fewston, ladybower, scout dyke and theres a few more about as well :) but definitely up for a trip out bud.
     
  9. dave goodall

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    Cool loves a bit of fishing i does ;) hope to see u soon mate at club atvb dave G
     
  10. ben_tucka

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    yeah let me know when your off down as I do need to put it on the chrono it before I attempt to strip it down and put the tuning kit in (bit worried about doing it) was ideally thinking today or tomorrow for that so I can fit the kit over the weekend. IF you need a lift let me know bud.

    Ben.
     
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    Yeah i have a combrochrono u could borrow while your doing the tunning to be on the safe side atvb dave
     
  12. ratman60

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    hello, they look great, been a trouter over 40 years lakes/rivers but now most a club lake and a friends guest lake, i just knock up some montana sort of things for the lake i fish, eye sight to bad for anything else. if i need any its www.uktroutflys.co.uk which are good vfm. got some 2 boxes of tying stuff !!! my old fishy friend gave me, even gold plated hooks!!! anyway fishing tomorrow :up: cheers
     
  13. ben_tucka

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    thanks :) I dont really fish with anything that's not tied by me any more, like sunday I had 18 fish all to the same fly in 4 hrs without needing to swap flies you just cant buy flies that last that long. like I say I have a stillwater box which has montana's in which I can show if this post proves popular and people want to see more (I may have bored too many people with it been a air rifle forum)

    forgot to mention best of luck tomorrow hope that line is constantly been tightened :)
     
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  14. ben_tucka

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    so what we thinking guys should i start taking some pics of my stillwater box?

    Ben.
     
  15. Jim of Cov

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    Last time I went Fly fishing I caught a Bluebottle!!!
    (Comedy Gold).
    Going for the first time on Sept. 20.
     
  16. ben_tucka

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    O you mean the Calliphora vomitoria as its known. (Okay i google searched it) and thats some good skill though i jist dont get how we are supposed to use that line to flick flies out of the air lol :)
     

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