Wednesday, 23 December 2015

seasons grettings from the cave

THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN

so a few days away from Christmas and hope your all looking forward to it and id like to say have a good one to all who visit here.

i did plan to do a lengthy post about the state of predator fly tying in 2015 but ill save that till my next post as i have quite a lot to say on the subject from my own prospective .

so for this post ill keep it short and sweet and just throw a few patterns out there that ive been doing recently  


black ep baitfish
hook : 6/0 octopus
fibre : black ep
eye : animal eye 8mm
thread : clear mono
flash : black flashbou


big black ep
hook : 6/0 octopus
fibre : black ep
eye : animal eye 8mm
thread : clear mono
flash : black flashbou

now the 2 flys above both made with the same materials but both look and work and look very differently in the water , although the bigger fly looks very bulky it is in fact not , its tied using the least material i could get away with , what you have is a big fly with bulky profile in the water and hardly any weight   


ICE9 BAITFISH
hook : 5/0 ultra strong aberdeen 
belly flash :platinum micro tinsel from castlefeathers
back flash : rainbow micro tinsel from castlefeathers 
eye : deercreek gator eye 8mm
thread : clear mono


BIG BLUE
hook : 6/0 etra strong aberdeen
tail : grizzled metz cape
body : blue bucktail
thread : clear mono 
flash :blue flashbou
(this fly incorporates a rattle tied in the bucktail)

black streamer 
hook : 6/0 aberdeen
tail : black saddle hackle x4
flash : black flashbou
thread :clear mono
head : 2 palmerd marabou feathers (black) 

this fly also has an inbuilt rattle and being marabou has a fantastic pulsing motion when strip paused 

mixing it up again


nice to see flys appearing on facebook groups have been made by using both  natural and synthetics  , i harped on some time ago ago about doing just this and there was no reason on earth not to add a bit of bling to your fluff 


you know sometimes you just look at a fly in the vice and you dont want to put it in your fly box or even fish it , this fly was one of those moments anyway the pattern is  


hook : 6/0 octopus 
fibre : belly white ep / back pink ep fibre 
overback : blue grizzed metz
eye : deercreek 8mm
flash : olive ep flash tied in behind the eye and overtied with ep fibre
thread :clear mono

so thats it for Decemberer said i was going to keep it short , id like to say many thanks for all the views this year and visits to the page  next year will be much of the same except ill probably be out more fishing and of course even more flys.

and i hope to be tying overseas as well this year so watch this space , and many thanks to all those who take the time to email me with questions its always a pleasure to talk to you.

so i bid you farewell and for those of you lucky enough to be out fishing over the festive period i had you catch plenty of lumps and stay safe

mcfluffchucker
(a cave in scotland)

6 comments:

Justin Carfagnini said...

Some great looking flies! I really dig that last one with the hackle over the top. First time I've seen anyone do that before. Nice work!

dave lindsay said...

thanks man appreciated

thedeadfisher said...

You always present an amazing array Dave. Thanks for the tying inspiration man, Merry Christmas!

pikepicker said...

Time for a new blog post!

pikepicker said...

Get on it!

dave lindsay said...

thanks dead drifter appreciated , ken brother get your arse back on facebook