The Classics to date

guest70

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The format presented by the tiers is excellent, but there is one very salient piece of information missing. How to fish them. This vital piece of information to my mind is what can separate the tried and tested Classics from the many thousands of experimental flys presented on forums across the world.

This will become particulary important for anyone dealing with various styles of spiders and winged wets where the style has a massive impact on how they should be fished, upstream, downstream, dead drift, manipulated etc...

Whilst such info is readily available if one searches, it would be useful to have it here for any that are interested in tying and fishing the classics for the first time.

Just a thought :)

I've actually got a little piece ready for my blog, about fishing north country spiders. If you like, I can post it here aswell?

M
 

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Next weeks offerings are,
Sundayish , North Country Angler is covering partridge spiders.
Wednesday, I will feature the Dunkeld.

Feel free to get tying with your variants etc to add to the posts.
ATB, Graham.
 

flyinghigh

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Love this section of the fly tying forum but was wondering if you could also maybe include links to step by steps of the flys as well?

Only my 2 cents worth
 

troutheaven

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Stan suggested I was wrong with my Zulu, suggesting a wide silver rib. Who knows who is exactly right?
It is a minor issue, and as long as it is highlighted I think we can leave it to the individual tier to decide.

In retrospect, the rib of a Zulu should be a flat tinsel rib not necessarily a wide one.

For thirty odd years of fly fishing I saw virtually nothing but traditional patterns and, take it from me, all Zulus had flat tinsel ribs until some sooth-o'-the-border guys start effin about with the original and standard patterns.
 

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For thirty odd years of fly fishing I saw virtually nothing but traditional patterns and, take it from me, all Zulus had flat tinsel ribs until some sooth-o'-the-border guys start effin about with the original and standard patterns.

Guilty as charged,my excuse no flat tinsel at the time ,its remedied!
 

fishaholic

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has anyone here ever tied and or fished a "legs eleven" would like to know a little about its
background as i hear its a good fly in the west of ireland about now and i wouldn't mind tying a few of them up
 

maharg

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The Classics/Essentials

I am pleased to say that Scratch has agreed for his Essentials posts to be added to the sticky.
I think this will provide a great platform for some more modern patterns that do not fall under the Classics.
Perhaps patterns like,
Damsel nymph, cormorant, dare I say it, The BLOB!!!!!!!!!!

Over to you Rob to get the ball rolling again.
ATB
Graham
 

urbanflyman

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this is one topic i follow with anticipation ,as it offers so much to people like myself who are just bursting to learn more about any aspect of fly tying ,,,please keep up the great work guys ,,it is well appreciated ....:cool::wine::wine::wine:
 

chauchey

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It appears that the some or all of the links have gone dead. This must be recent because I've had a grand time looking through them over the past few months and marvel at creativity of the tiers who've contributed to these threads. I was wondering if some forums settings could be changed to bring those threads back to life, either on my end(although I've checked and everything seems fine) or on the admin side of things?
 

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It appears that the some or all of the links have gone dead. This must be recent because I've had a grand time looking through them over the past few months and marvel at creativity of the tiers who've contributed to these threads. I was wondering if some forums settings could be changed to bring those threads back to life, either on my end(although I've checked and everything seems fine) or on the admin side of things?

Maharg is looking into this.

Jim
 

jo_approach

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Just need to change the url.

Maybe someone can change the original post.

Jo.

Benlikestofish:

http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/32898-classics-diawl-bach.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/33627-classics-cruncher.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/34338-classics-dabbler.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/32543-classics-connemara-black.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/35485-classics-claret-golden-olive-bumble.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/56226-classics-wulffs.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/59704-classics-buzzer-wet.html

Maharg;
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/54592-classics-zulu.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/53197-classics-black-pennell.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/56916-classics-alexandra.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/54679-modern-classics-shipmans-buzzer.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/54671-classics-peter-ross.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/56956-classics-ace-spades.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/56992-classics-viva.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/56976-classics-cats-whisker.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/58366-classics-teal-silver-blue.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/58568-classics-kate-mclaren.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/58856-classics-march-brown.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/58919-classics-red-tag.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/60208-classics-bibio.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/60819-classics-dunkeld.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/69983-classics-pheasant-tail-nymph.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/97823-classics-klinkhamer-special.html#post796835
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/108504-classics-muddler-minnow.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/111028-classics-woolly-8ugger.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/111892-classics-damsel-nymph.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/193419-classics-daddy.html#post1094889

Savage Take;
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/57105-classics-sweenytodd.html


Midlander
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/61073-classics-greenwells-glory.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/62199-classics-soldier-palmer.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/100678-classics-grouse-green.html

Steve Collyer

http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/58459-classics-montana-nymph.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/58491-classics-invicta.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/58685-classics-coves-pheasant-tail-nymph.html#post626506
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/58738-modern-classics-bristol-hopper-2.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/58769-classics-appetiser.html#post627537

North Country Angler
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/59219-classics-waterhen-bloa.html#post633317
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/59020-north-country-spiders-woodcock-hares-lug.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/60065-classics-little-black.html#post644093
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/60531-classics-orange-partridge.html#post649609

Ickypimp
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/73924-classics-hares-lug-plover.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/75028-classics-old-master.html#post739114

Roll Cast
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/97519-classics-stoats-tail.html

Bigdon01
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/109941-classics-cormorant.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/110831-classics-grhe-nymph.html

Ben has made up a template to keep the formate the same and I think it works very well.
Thanks guys, plenty more to come

The Essentials
Scratch
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/56597-essentials-grizzle-mink.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/56124-essentials-barden-killer-nymph.html
http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/272676-essentials-deer-hair-emerger.html
 

richard_123

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I am pretty new to the game can anyone tell me where there is any fly tying classes in West Yorkshire

Thanks Richard
 

easker1

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How does one define a classic fly, is there one source? ( Courtney Williams?, ) for a definition , or will it be a usage thing, or flies in use before a certain timeline? I tie mainly classic flies (wet) I used Courtney Williams and a Scrap book that I have placed cuttings from various Angling Mags (saves having masses of mags lying about, :) easker1
 

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Re: The Classics/Essentials to date

Post in error sorry!


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jonny1704

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When I go into the majority of the links on this thread I am unable to view the photos. I get the following error message from photobucket:

"please update your account to enable third party hosting"

Does anyone know how I sort this out?

Thanks
 
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