Wednesday, 31 March 2010

snow glorious snow

OK so i had my week set up i have some fly orders to do and i have some new flies i need to go try out and test , so perfect well that was until last night when they issued a severe weather alert in Scotland and i woke up to this lot ahhhhhhhhhhhh and its still coming down the funny thing my Mrs still had some washing drying on the line shes leaving it there just now in the vain hope that it will dry at some point in the year to come ....

view from the cave

new adventures in subbuggin
so I'm messing around with some new buggin ideas which are incorporating the pike body materials from piketrek as a main body material still some work to do but I'm quite impressed with the initial results so will get bashing on with them and see what i come up with


tying with deer hair is really not that hard once you get the hang of it and the great thing about deer hair is it doesn't get ripped to bits like foam i mean it may take you half the time to tie but what the feck is the point of that when its going to be ripped to bits first pike that comes along of course you can give em a layer of epoxy to toughen em up but by the time you have done all that you'd be quicker to tie a deerhair head .........

metalhead

sometimes experimentation is great and you never know what its going to look like till you try it so id been thinking for a while about butting some kind of vain on a subbug for the purpose of giving it even more action so i came up with the idea above and fitted an oval fish gill from piketrek on the top of the bug and epoxy it in from behind now the theory in this design says that it will shake quite vigorously when stripped but i have yet to test it i was due to this week but the bloody weather stopped that ....maybe next week

i love flies and i love to tie
i just love to tie flies simple as that i love the way materials blend in with each other i love the way colours look together i love to have a new idea and then to see that on a hook i love to get a new material through the post that I've never used before and bang away with a new idea like above , id gone down to orvis for some pike and musky hooks (the link takes you to the us orvis site but you can get them through the UK stores) and some 6/0 gamakatsu hooks id run out off and i decided like you do in a tackle shop to have a look round the tying stuff well glad i did as i came across some stuff called krinkle mirror flash made by orvis so i blended it in with melon orange pike body from piketrek and the results are really good as you can see in the picture above .....


so I've added some more in these 2 bait fish pictures but I've tied it in then folded material over the top of it and the result is a pretty hot looking bait fish the belly is made from copper ep flash something a bit different ...experimentation is good ..........


so there you have it for the ties for today i have to be getting on with orders but i will say one last thing ........i am by no means an expert fly tier , i am not an expert fly fisher , i enjoy what i do i have caught some feckin big fish I've caught a lot of small fish as well and i have loved every single fish i have caught . I'm always happy to share whatever info i can with anybody who asks and you really wouldn't believe the amount of stuff I've given away on the banks to those who have shown an interest the hours I've spent typing emails to people who asked for advice and I'm always happy to do so so don't let em grind you down go with your ideas and have fun ...

mcfluffchucker
(a cave in scotland)

2 comments:

pikepicker said...

excellent [post brother..and awesome patterns. Only wish you lived next door so we could tie together and when one of us pisses our missus off we would have a place to retreat to...buhahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Yeah dave could not agree more the gear and advice you have gave me has been excellent keep up the good work ma man.

Tony