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  1. Flat Rock, that is a kamasan B170, size 10.
  2. A very kind and generous member on this forum took the time, trouble and expense to ship me some wood duck flank. Thank you again! Finally got some time this Paddy's day weekend to tie a few flies and to use the wood duck. Lovely material and I know the wild Irish brown trout will like it! SaveSave
  3. First fly tied in a while. Winter over, spring is here - yeahhhhh. Claret Bumble Hopper.
  4. Lovely little fly! What size? Cheers! Kamasan B175, sz 10.
  5. Claret telephone fly. Leggy Fiery Grouse.
  6. very nice…….well done,,,,,
  7. The bright tail material is uni floss neon or glow brite floss. Brown trout (Salmo trutta).
  8. Hi rstaight, I'll just give a general receipe but you can chop and change as suits: Hook: Usually use wet fly sz 10/12. Tail: Approx 4/6 pheasant tail fibers or bronze mallard. Body: Usually seals fur - olive/yellow/golden olive etc. Sometimes use raffia. Rib: oval tinsel or wire or floss Body Hackle: Mainly use rooster saddles, in similar colours to body Front Hackles: French partridge in various dyed colours, sometimes use dyed grey partridge as a second hackle. Dyed mallard flanks also used for a Gosling effect. No wood ducks in Ireland but I suspect the lemon flank feathers would look great. Golden pheasant breast feathers can also be used. Great fun to tie as you can pretty much use anything and freelance as you go. Best of luck.
  9. Crackaig has laid the ground work as to how we fish these flies over in Ireland. The limestone loughs are big waters and with a wind the wave can really get up. We usually fish traditional lough style which involves drifting the boat broadside with the wind and a cast of three or so flies throw out in short casts. The flies are usually retrieved quite quickly (speed of retrieve will vary with the wind) and the flies are dibbled/bobbed/left hang in the surface for a few seconds as the rod is lifted for the next cast. Here is a mayfly from Lough Corrib. Surface disturbance often prompts exciting takes and muddlers are used in a big wave. These ones are for whatfly! Even magenta has been known to work. Yellows and olives shades are usually effective. Very often the fish will ignore yellows and olives and go crazy for the clarets. Various theories propounded including haemoglobin rush to the wing area as they break free from the nymphal shuck. Cold - in answer to your query - there is a great book called "Irish Mayflies - A Fly-Fishers Guide" by Patsy Deery. A beautiful book I would highly recommend.
  10. Golden Ginger Mayfly SaveSave
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