I decided to start making a short guide based on my experience to be used to all beginner fly tiers. There is a lot of info on web also in books and I’m sure that is nothing new in these articles. probably good photos and better explanations based on my experience will help others to learn faster than I did :). Continue reading
Micro Nymphs tied using perdigones style
Perdigones are nymphs tied by Spanish fishermen and are used in rivers with very high fishing pressure where fish are educated. It is easy to catch fish in the first part of the season when water level is a little bit high because the fish will not see you very well and needs energy after a long Winter. Continue reading
Ants for fishing trout and Grayling
These are ants that I start tying from a while. I prefer on grub hooks instead of classic hook because I believe that an anatomical aspect will help in presentation and will look more natural. Continue reading
Hot Time Emerger
Ok, I returned back after a while (problems with hackers who put down 3 times my blog).
Here is a simple emerger tied with CDC only. I use only CDC for body and I use only CDC for wing. What I like at this fly is the air bobbles attached on the body and how the CDC barbs from the wing moves and keep the shape of the imitated fly:
Hends Quill Nymphs
Again a nymph that is easy to tie: a Hends Quill Nymph.
What I like at this nymphs is the shades of the body color and the translucency. Another god aspect: is very resistant fly and it sinks very well. So for those who want to fish using dry rods with long leaders (aprox 4-5m) and one nymph, this is a nymph that works well.
Ants for fishing trout and grayling
The ants season starting. You can see them everywhere, on the rivers bank, in the trees , very happy and full of energy. When small rains start, these ants are flushed away into the rivers. In that moment all fish eat with frenzy all terrestrial bugs.
So in these situation my advice is to have a few flies that look like ants because you will have very pleasant surprises catching nice fish.
ants without wings:
2 nymphs that work excellent at trout at the beginning of the season
Being here in Italy I started to go fishing in a few beautiful rivers from Lombardia (Adda, Olio, Serio and Mastallone)
The most efficient flies are bellow:
A variant of GRHE:
Fly tying – a better nymph for smart fish
For those who like to fish with nymphs here is one nymph that I use on rivers with high pressure of fishing. I like to use and test new materials because in time the fish will know all flies used by fishermen (of course if C&R is used) and will be difficult to catch.
So here where I am, in Lombardia – Italy, I like to go on river Adda, a famous river here in Italy. All the time I met fishermen and all the time I fish in places where others tried to catch a few trout with 10min or a half hour before. This is the reason that I modified a little bit my nymphs.
One of them is described bellow:
Super Nymph dubbing – a fly tying dubbing in test – Part 1
On the market you’ll find a lot of dubbing made of natural materials, synthetics materials or a mix between them.
Everybody assure us that the dubbing that they sell is excellent and can be use for almost everything. Unfortunately nobody make tests and comparative tests and nobody will tell you exactly if is good for your needs.
So according with a fly tier needs I intend to make a small series with photos of dubbing to see how they look on the threads.
First dubbing that I decided to put in test is Super Nymph Dubbing – a dubbing that I use especially for nymphs and scuds.
How to use the Vosseler Tool
A few friends asked me how can be used the Vosseler Clip Tool.
Unfortunately Ralf Vosseler , my friend, the guy who make those fantastic German fly Reels don’t have a video and, in my opinion don’t make a promo and make videos “how to use” his tool.
So I decided to make myself 2 videos. Those video are not pro, but enough to have an idea how to use this tying tool