Hi im a newbie to fly tying but been doing it since lockdown & i love it & have caught a few fish on my own flies. Im looking at tying crunchers & wets with a brown hackle, there are plenty places selling black hen hackle but not brown. What do you guys use for a wet/cruncher hackle?
I have an excellent condition Sage VXP 10’ in a 7wt. I dont use it & was wondering what its worth? I noticed the odd one appearing on ebay for crazy money! They are discontinued so no idea what its worth. Thanks
Hi im a newbie at tying flys, iv been doing spiders, diawls & buzzers and getting on ok but im looking at trying size 12 & 14 foam suspender buzzers. What size/type of foam would you recommend for this? Thanks again
I found a fly the other day when i was out fishing, it was a cdc shuttlecock. The strange thing was it was tied to a length of red coloured tippet. First iv seen this. Does anyone use red tippet? If so, what is the reason?
A pal of mine has booked us a boat on Loch Leven next week, i have never fished there & i realise its a massive water. Any tips on where to fish, lines & flies to use at this time of year would be much appreciated
Fished my local rainbow fishery today & blanked. Lost one at the net & must have risen at least a dozen others on deer hair emergers. Never even jagged any of the other fish i tried everything, striking straight away, pausing, not striking at all but no luck. Very enjoyable but frustrating day...
The washing line is not a method i have fished much so looking for some advice, if using a di3 line and a booby or FAB on the point does this stay on the surface or sink under? I was thinking this might be a good method if theres not much happening on the surface. Just cast out, then slow...
What do you guys recommend to use to help cdc flys float? I use gink on other drys and was going to try applying it lightly to cdc but is their anything else better? Was fishing a cdc dry today & it sank after about 3 casts :confused:
Iv sold a couple of 7wt rods and looking to get 6wts, anyone got or tried the Scott Flex? Seen them heavily discounted & had a look at one. Im looking at 10’ 6wt & wondering what your thought on them are? Cheers
I have never caught a Grayling so im going to make a real effort to catch one now the brown trout season is over. Where in Scotland would you recommend as the best place to catch one? Would prefer to do it on the fly & in the central belt if possible.