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    Making daddy or hopper legs

    Col Your superb photos from a fishes eye view convinces me !! Will pay more attention to leg colour now 👍👌
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    Making daddy or hopper legs

    Am interested to see that you go to the trouble of dying the legs in different colours. Does it really make much difference to catch rate ? I find the size and shape/silouette of the fly is the most important.
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    Making daddy or hopper legs

    Well done - the lighting and focus is spot on. Let's see some more ! ( I find using tweezers is better than a dubbing needle to pull the end through the loop)
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    RIP Hamish.

    I still have an ice axe and hammer that he invented. The hammer he called the Message because what ever you hit with it - it got the message! (apparently a Glaswegian phrase!!)
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    RIP Hamish.

    Yes sad news - what a character. I met him just the once when he interviewed me when writing his book Mountain Disasters - I featured in part of it after I was avalanched in the NW Highlands -an epic rescue!
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    Viva Muddler (variation)

    Another cracking fly - you must now have quite a collection. Would be good to see a photo of all of them together
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    McPhail’s Sunburst Olive Kate Muddler

    Thanks Scott - good thoughts. Must tie some your way. (y)
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    McPhail’s Sunburst Olive Kate Muddler

    Stunning !. I trim my muddler heads in more a cone shape from the eye whereas you seem to prefer a flatter profile. Any thoughts ?
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    #18 parachute fly

    By far my favourite fly - and I tie it exactly like yours - a real fish catcher.I Thanks for posting (y)
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    Muddled Blue Zulu Snatcher

    Thanks Scott - keep posting your lovely patterns !
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    Muddled Blue Zulu Snatcher

    Scott You tie superb muddler patterns - am impressed by the range you post. Have copied some - many thanks. (y) Out of interest due you have favourites ie which are goto fish catchers - if so how do you fish them eg river stillwater, type of line, retrieve,season.
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    Arctic Char

    Ian Have tried but sadly no - but the challenge remains !! I only ever use fly so spinning is out for me
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    Arctic Char

    https://naturalresources.wales/about-us/news-and-events/news/iconic-fish-returned-to-north-wales-lake/?lang=en
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    Stonfo Elite or transformer?

    Perhaps I am tight but spending what £280 on a vice and expecting too much for that money or making a new base -forget it !
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    Stonfo Elite or transformer?

    Was thinking of treating myself to a better vice but spending a big chunk of cash to find the the plastic is a little bit cheap in appearance and the feet are not great and then seeing a video of how to add weight to the base - has put me off - even if the jaws are great
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