FLY TYING

An hour’s practical demonstration by an expert is of more service to the fly tyer than volumes of written directions.

Dr. T.E. Pryce-Tannatt

Flytying – Read my absorbing blog articles about the art of fooling a fish with a feather. Each blog post features my own philosophy of selecting and combining a range of fly tying materials into something beautiful, unique and authentic.

Fly Tying despite its refinements of both tools and materials has changed very little. Its very essence is still the need to fool a fish into believing that the concoction of silks, fur and feather dressed to a hook, is a real insect.

The Sliding Stream blog features a series of articles about dressing and range of tradition and modern fly patterns for trout and grayling. Classic dry flies, nymphs and north country wet flies are covered in a series of fly tying blog posts. Fly tying techniques and material insights which provide the perfect flies for fishing on the freestone rivers running through the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. So, kick your heels back, pour yourself a glass of whiskey and read a series of flytying articles that share information, tips and techniques about all the aspects of dressing flies for trout and grayling fishing.

Autumn Grayling Black Magic Spider Brook and River Trouting Brown Owl Catskill Dry Flies Crimson Waterhen Dark Needle Dark Snipe & Purple Dry Fly Edmonds & Lee Fishing In Northern Streams Flytying flytying materials Gayle's Heather Fly George Morrel Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Grayling Flies Hare's Lug & Plover Herbert Palmer Horsehair Casts Joan Wulff John Atherton March Brown Spider Nicholas Fitton North Country Spiders Pearsall's Silk Preben Torp Jacobsen Quill Gordon Reg Righyni Richard Clapham Romilly Fedden smoke fly Snipe Snipe and Purple Split Cane Rods Spring Olive Sunshine and The Dry Fly Treacle Parkin vintage flytying Waterhen Bloa Wharfedale Trout Flies William Baigent William Brumfitt Winter Brown Woodcock Hackles