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G is for Green Highlander

This is the Green Highlander, another classic salmon flying with this particular image showing a double hook. The original example was created by a Mr Grant of Wester, Elchies in the later part of the nineteenth century. 10 more words

A - Z Challenge 2015

A is for Ally's Shrimp

This is the Ally’s Shrimp fly, a popular salmon fly, and named after it’s creator Alistair (Ally) Gowan. ┬áThis particular example has a double hook! 9 more words

A - Z Challenge 2015

"If I only had one fly" - John Richardson

If you only had one fly, what would you choose?

That’s the question I’ve asked of several of my favorite tiers around the Globe. The take up has been very encouraging, so much so I’m going to try and feature a different tier every now and again as long as I keep this blog going. 456 more words

Fly Fishing

The Cold Iron Man

To sea boat crews, to mention the word “Salmon” is thought to bring bad luck to the boat and its crew. So the term “Cold Iron Man” or “Cold Iron” was coined to to avert disaster when talking about salmon whilst afloat. 134 more words

Fly Fishing

Shrimpy Things

Recently I’ve been playing around with some Shrimpy things. I really enjoy tying this style of salmon fly and I love mixing colour and materials within the style. 303 more words

Fly Fishing

Spey Plate 2015 - The Delfur Fancy

In September 2014 I invited some tyers to participate in the 2015 Spey Plate, an annual project that I donate to the Oregon Council of the IFFF at the NW Fly Tying & Fishing Expo. 290 more words

Salmon Flies