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mtn

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  1. Wiggle the wire through, or do it very fast or both, works for me.
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    Hare's Ear

    Thanks everyone, I got some new stuff for my 16th Birthday so I've been tying up alot of new flies.
  3. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by mtn: Hare's Ear
  4. Hi Monty3777, I'm not really sure on your question but the difference between a parachute hackled fly and a 'normal' collar hackled fly is the 'foot-print' they create on the water. The Parachute will produce the more natural 'foot-print' of the two. Hope this helps.
  5. Kevin, I had a look on the Fulling Mill website and I can't find a barbless model, I usually just pinch down the barb with some pliers. Thanks Chris, yep its persalls. Its the lighter yellow rather than the darker shade.
  6. Thanks guys. Letumgo, I used a hen hackle which is pretty easy to double over and then wrap so it sweeps back without having to wrap back over the stem. Kevin Compton the hooks is a size 10 Fulling Mill 31530 (Competition Heavyweight).
  7. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by mtn: Yellow and Yellow Spider
  8. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by mtn: Paraloop Midge
  9. Thanks everyone, Fly_Guy_Stu I have tied up some with claret and I'm planning on doing some with orange soon.
  10. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by mtn: Diawl Bach Hot Head
  11. That is a great first fly, as others have said maybe shorten the tail abit. With regards to the Alexandra I feel if the fly was very effective and caught alot of fish then personally I can see little problem with banning it. think about it if this fly was used to catch a hell of alot of fish then if I was the fishery manager or who ever maybe in charge then I would be concerned for the handling of the fish during C&R, eventually some are going to become damaged due to poor handling. Also wheres the fun in always using this one pattern to catch fish, I prefer a challenge and to try new patterns. Just my opinion though. Anyway sorry to go off topic. That is truley a very good first fly you should be proud of yourself :headbang:.
  12. Thanks everyone. Funny you should mention that Knoxy, I was at Delbury last weekend, the water was crystal clear had some great fun with a Cove's Pheasant Tail on a size 10, best fishing I've had in a long time.
  13. Thanks, I might have a go for carp later this year but I'm still trying to figure out what I'll be needing.
  14. Nice fish! Can I ask what weight rod you were using and was lb tippet? Thanks.
  15. I would certaingly get grizzly and brown. Grizzly looks great on red parachutes, also maybe a blue dun would be usefull. As for attractants, I agree with flytyingscotsman I wouldn't use any 'flavourings' etc on flys, however there are a few things you can do to make the pattern more attractable: 1) you can add rubber legs to the side of the thorax, Paul Procter has a range of flies with fulling mill in this renge there are sone klinkhammers with rubber legs, have a look at those to see what I mean. 2) Add flash, this can be added into the tail of even wraped as the body, take some pearl, gold or silver tinsel and use it for the body. You could also use brighter colour in the flys to make them more 'attractable'. And that is a very good fly you have tied.
  16. I'd also like to see a classic dry fly section.
  17. mtn

    Kate Mclaren

    Sorry forgot to put it in the naterials list, its black cock hackle.
  18. mtn

    Once and Away

    Thanks guys, millerwb, its on a partridge 'The Klinkhammer' size 18 although they are very big hooks for their size, the 18 to me is more like a 12.
  19. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by mtn: Kate Mclaren
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    big bass

    Great fish! Bet it put up a hell of a fight.
  21. I agree with the rest of the guys, why would you want to patent it? I think the feeling that someone somewhere might be catching a fish with a fly you invented is a far greater feeling than owning a patent or getting money from it etc.
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    Sedgehog

    Thanks Bob, NZ style is where a dropper is tied to the bend of the hook, or in this case to the steel ring.
  23. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by mtn: Once and Away
  24. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by mtn: Marabou Buzzer
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