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The Bigger They Are, The Ardea They Fall!

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) is not a common fly tying material in the UK these days explains Paul Davis, mainly thanks to it being a protected species and therefore not commercially available. But many old patterns prescribe its use and a dead bird can provide useful salvage material! ... Full story

Dry Flies Floating On Air

Author of Unsinkable Dry Flies, David Cowardin introduces us to his thoughts and trials regarding using bubbles of air to keep our dry flies floating. ... Full story

Tying the Black and Peacock Spider

This multipurpose fly was made popular just after the 2nd world war by Tom Ivens. Despite its age it’s still as relevant today as it was back then. ... Full story

How to use a whip finish tool

This is a short tutorial on how to use a whip finish tool to form a small neat head on a fly ... Full story

How to secure fly tying thread to the hook shank

This is a short tutorial to show how to securely start the tying thread on the hookshank aimed at fly tying beginners ... Full story

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