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I’ve been very busy these last few weeks with a long procession of Canadian patterns falling off my vise. Canadian hair wing patterns were the initial inspiration behind my salmon tying. 153 more words

Fly Fishing


I’ve long admired the traditional Scottish patterns for Atlantic Salmon. The Dunkeld in particular being a personal favorite. There is something about the color combination and the history of the pattern that keeps some in my box. 79 more words

Fly Fishing

Silver Rat's again

These are slight variants of the Silver Rat in that the original used flat silver tinsel for the body and gold oval tinsel for the rib. 65 more words

Fly Tying

Rat Pack

This is my very first blog post about my love of making fishing flies.

Here is one to get this blog started. It’s an Atlantic Salmon pattern called a Silver Rat, very popular in Canada, its country of origin and indeed anywhere migratory fish swim. 14 more words

Fly Fishing

The Miss Megan Boyd

Need to finish lacquering the heads…but here are a couple versions of my interepretation of the Jimmy Younger pattern honoring the late Megan Boyd.

Here is the recipe: 72 more words

Fly Patterns

Salmon Flies - Rock Creek - Dry Fly Heaven

Floated and fished a great section of Rock Creek recently with two great friends of mine.  That’s it for being nice in this post.  If Mitch knew how to slow the **** down when driving our shuttle, the shuttle wouldn’t have taken 2 hours instead just one hour.   331 more words

Dry Fly Fishing

Festival Fishing

I was delighted to be asked to some fly tying and trout fishing demos at the Clancy Brothers Festival in Carrick on Suir today. There was lots going on and a fair old crowd about enjoying the mild weather. 264 more words