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Virtual Fly Dresser Davy McPhail www.irishflyfair.com

 

I live in the south west of Scotland where I grew up, the best known rivers in the area are the Stinchar, the Nith, Girvan and the river Doon where I was a ghillie. I didn’t really start fly fishing until I was twenty just after I got married my fly tying started at much the same time. When I was learning to cast I lost many a fly up a tree and broke the hook of the fly on stones on my back cast so learning to tye flies was at first to compensate for this but as I got into the tying and catching fish with the flies that I tyed I found it as much fun as fishing , years on I’m just as enthusiastic about tying flies and fly-fishing as I was then. I hope you enjoy watching my tying videos.  


Green Peter Octopus Irish Wet Fly

Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight size 10
Thread: Uni-8/0 Chartreuse
Tail: Glo-Brite Floss No.11 Chartreuse
Rib: Small Oval Gold Tinsel
Body: Red and Green Seals Fur or Sub Body
Hackle: Hot Orange Cock
Throat: Golden Pheasant Rump dyed Golden Yellow
Wing: Roe Deer Dyed Golden Yellow


Irish Mayfly Dun (Parachute Style Dry Fly) 

Hook:Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 10
Thread: Uni-8/0 Olive
Tail: Dark fibres from the back of a dyed Yellow Bucktail.
Rib: Peacock Herl & Yellow Thread
Body: Med. Olive dyed Rabbit Fur
Hackle: Cock Saddle Natural Dun dyed Yellow which will give you a nice Olive Wing, Dyed Brown Olive CDC and Bronze Mallard Feathers


Wickhams Fancy (Variant)

Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 12
Tag: Uni-8/0 Fire Orange Thread Tail: Natural Brown Cock Fibres Rib: Small Gold Wire
Body: Gold Tinsel/Mylar Body Hackle: Indian Cock Natural Brown Wing: Grey Mallard Wing Quills Front Hackle: Indian Hen or Cock Natural Brown
Head: Fire Orange


The Iain Bain Special Salmon Fly

Hook: Fulling Mill Magni Double size 6
Thread: Uni-8/0 Black
Tag: Oval Silver Tinsel
Butt: Glo-Brite Floss No.11 Chartreuse
Tail: Yellow Bucktail and Micro Krystal Flash Pearl
Rib: Silver Wire
Body: Silver Holographic Tinsel Under-Wing: Dyed Red Golden Pheasant Tippet & Grey Squirrel Hackle: Blue Hen Wing, Dyed Black Grey Squirrel & Pearl Krystal Flash Eyes: Jungle Cock
Head: Black


Rough Olive Dry Fly

Hook: Fulling Mill Ultimate Dry size 14s and 16s
Thread: Uni-8/0 Olive
Tail: Coq-de-Leon Fibres
Body: Dark Olive Squirrel Dubbing Hackle: Grizzle Cock dyed Olive Wing: Roe Deer Hair or Similar.

 

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