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.
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!
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.
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