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11 hours ago

The fly at the top is a Brown Coghlan, the middle is a Grey Coghlan and the lower is a fly copied from a photo (thank you Paul Vincent Brammer). The first two are from the Cork Collection. The bottom one is from a wallet intended for the river Teifi in Wales. I was interested in the similarities and so tied each to comapare them in person (incidentally, they all say hello).
Was the Welsh fly an Irish escapee? Are their similarities mere coincidence? Or was there a cross-fertilisation of styles across the Irish Sea?
Clearly, I have too much time on my hands.

The fly at the top is a Brown Coghlan, the middle is a Grey Coghlan and the lower is a fly copied from a photo (thank you Paul Vincent Brammer). The first two are from the Cork Collection. The bottom one is from a wallet intended for the river Teifi in Wales. I was interested in the similarities and so tied each to comapare them 'in person' (incidentally, they all say hello).
Was the Welsh fly an Irish escapee? Are their similarities mere coincidence? Or was there a cross-fertilisation of styles across the Irish Sea?
Clearly, I have too much time on my hands.
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Comment on Facebook The fly at the top ...

Lovely flies...the journey between the two countries is a well used route so we would be foolish to think there was no crossover.

Nice Gary!

Looking good. Great job!

Beautiful flies! Where can I find the patterns, I'd like to try them.

2 days ago

Dipping carefully into the winter tying season. This psuedo-Ghost will take a swim on the functional but ghastly Partridge code M 5/0 hoping to entice a winter steelhead. 

Sporting some vintage tinsel to offset the plethora of subs.

Dipping carefully into the winter tying season. This psuedo-Ghost will take a swim on the functional but ghastly Partridge code M 5/0 hoping to entice a winter steelhead.

Sporting some vintage tinsel to offset the plethora of subs.
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Comment on Facebook Dipping carefully ...

Easily the most proportional ghost fly I've seen

What a stunning ghost fly!! Well done! Not one I have tied yet, but ill be referencing this photo when I do! Thanks for sharing this!!! 🤘😎

Awsome...does anyone fish 5/0 😂

Clean tie 👌 is that quetzal sub in the wing?

Stunning fly!

She's a stunner!

Awesome!!

Simply fantastic work, Adrian!

WOW. Is it possible to see a pattern-description somewhere??

Superb work.

Stunning sir 👍

7 hours ago

Thunder and Lightning (Irish) #1/0 Byron Bjerke Playfair Limerick . In my opinion its a Corker!

Thunder and Lightning (Irish) #1/0 Byron Bjerke Playfair Limerick . In my opinion it's a Corker! ... See MoreSee Less

16 hours ago

3/5 Another unknown Rogan size 2. This ones a little more interesting as it has two large Toucan feathers instead of crow in the underwing. Mr Rogan Marijn Nieuwenhuisen advises that although the use of Toucan is well documented hes yet to see an example using it.

3/5 Another unknown Rogan size 2. This ones a little more interesting as it has two large Toucan feathers instead of crow in the underwing. Mr Rogan Marijn Nieuwenhuisen advises that although the use of Toucan is well documented he's yet to see an example using it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sweet little thing 😊

hot diggity! you're quickly becoming our resident Rogan compendium , Doc!

Pleased to see you haven't got Tony's 'fatfinger' complex.🤪Nice work Mr. Jones fairly wacking em out lately.

That’s cool

I like the way you set those underwings. Looking goood!

12 hours ago

Rogan Erne Pattern (Francis no.2)

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1 day ago

Hi lads, I am back again:)

A long fishing season, tons of trout flies and loads of tube flies later I am finally back to the silk, wax and feathers. 
Did a 3/o Durham on a Partridge M this evening. Hope you have missed my scruffy contributions;)

Hi lads, I am back again:)

A long fishing season, tons of trout flies and loads of tube flies later I am finally back to the silk, wax and feathers.
Did a 3/o Durham on a Partridge M this evening. Hope you have missed my scruffy contributions;)
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Comment on Facebook Hi lads, I am back ...

Croeso nol 👊👊

Excellent come back, dear friend. No water this year 😔

A wholesome fly, Petter.

Nydelig bunden!

2 days ago

Carimang on a size 2 Blue Heron hook. Been itching to tie this for eons, but a suitable wing material alternative was tough; went with caperacaile tail which, though a touch dark, ain’t bad. Head a bit bigger than I’d have liked but chiffed over all.

Carimang on a size 2 Blue Heron hook. Been itching to tie this for eons, but a suitable wing material alternative was tough; went with caperacaile tail which, though a touch dark, ain’t bad. Head a bit bigger than I’d have liked but chiffed over all. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook Carimang on a size 2...

Very nicely done Anthony. I love that pattern.

Nice 👍is that bustard hackle on this ??

A beauyt!

Nice! Love the sweep that you achieved.

Jeez, you’re on a roll man! One of your best IMO.

2 days ago

Unknown Rogan size 2.

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Very nicely done.

Inspiring

Lovely fly❤️

2 days ago

Rogan Erne Pattern (Francis no.1)

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Comment on Facebook Rogan "Erne Pattern"...

Lovely job sir

Awesome

Terrific job!

4 days ago

3/0 Something-or-Other from our resident collector’s collection (is that a pleonasm?)
Richard Aeron Lougher Jones posted a vintage one of these 2-3 years back and I finally got around to tying it. 
Wish I had a paler green in wing. I swear there was a tiny red front section, too, so put it in. Used tad macaw instead of red toucan in throat, and kept the jay exceedingly sparse per the original. Far side shot of the tail is much better.Image attachment

3/0 Something-or-Other from our resident collector’s collection (is that a pleonasm?)
Richard Aeron Lougher Jones posted a vintage one of these 2-3 years back and I finally got around to tying it.
Wish I had a paler green in wing. I swear there was a tiny red front section, too, so put it in. Used tad macaw instead of red toucan in throat, and kept the jay exceedingly sparse per the original. Far side shot of the tail is much better.
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Lovely job sir. Cant wait to see the full set. Dave Carne tied me a replica of the Baker I believe which sits at the centre of the frame.

Awsomesauce, Mr! Love the macaw/Jay combo! Very cool fly.

Yowza! Super.

I tied this and it looked crap - this one's cracking. Dx

Very interesting pattern and beautiful fly 🤩

Beautiful job!

SUPER!

Absolutely gorgeous fly dude!!!!

Closer to a tautology, but not actually. What a wonderful fly, mate.

Well this one rang the bell!! Superb 👌 - can you share your dressing?

Nice Anthony. The reverse side looks better on all of my flies for some reason😁

Dang!

3 days ago

Nankeen on Blue Heron hook. Really pleased with this jobby! Used cinnamon RN pheasant rump in place of pond heron or lighter heckle from nankeen night heron. Used penciled palm, a darker hybrid pheasant tail, and mallard. It does have horns in illustration!Image attachment

Nankeen on Blue Heron hook. Really pleased with this jobby! Used cinnamon RN pheasant rump in place of pond heron or lighter heckle from nankeen night heron. Used penciled palm, a darker hybrid pheasant tail, and mallard. It does have horns in illustration! ... See MoreSee Less

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Um, yeah. Ok, this one is really cool! I mean, really cool. 🔥🔥

That crest lights it up!

This is absolutely fabilous! 😍👌🙂

Fantasic

Beautiful work!

😍 😍 😍

Beautifull!

Beautiful tie man!!!

Fantastic!!

Awesome🔥🔥

Beautiful lines Anthony.

That is sick! Love the wing and crest

6 days ago

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Hale, because it was the last technological change that still had fishing in mind. PT was a modern knob that pretended to be versatile, but all he did was rearrange something that didn’t need change.

And he had only been tying three years when he wrote the book - hence his confused explanations on mixed wings etc. And coming after the 'greats' he couldn't learn directly from them. Dx

PT....too stiff.

And Hale had some very interesting “alternative” methods- his starting the body under the tag approach, for example.

PT should have focused solely on fishing and left instruction on tying to those more dedicated. Just my unqualified opinion.

Always thought that it was Hale and Pace?

Ohhhh man…..give the guy some slack! Who doesn’t love his book? I mean, yea, he overcomplicated a couple flies but when I started tying, I couldn’t put that book down. I’ve always considered those flies in the plates as what an actual fishing box looks like.

Hale, by a long shot. When I started tying I read PT’s book first and it made me overthink everything. Hale showed a way of tying that is cut and dry. It seemed more simplified to me.

2 days ago

Delete if not allowed..
I’m looking for a pair of Tiger Heron secondary feathers.
I have plenty of hackle ; need the wing materials.
TIA
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Reckon Gadwall dyed with a touch of ginger would make a good substitute. Dx

2 days ago

Hey guys,

What are your 5 favorite classic patterns for fishing?

Trying to add variety to my fishing box.
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Black Dog, Eagles and anything by Rogan.

Akroyd, Gray Ghost, Leisenring Winged Hares Ear, Tups Indespesible, soft hackles. The Akroyd is downsized for trout. I also use mini spey flies and some small Blacker patterns as well.

2 days ago

This weekend’s flies, minus a Gold Riach that had a really bad folded wing. The gold ranger is size 1 and has a built wing. It was a bit hard, and the wing is a little big, but overall I think it’s good. The snow fly is 3/0 and, I tried to follow one of the antiques on the website. The grub is size 3 and is based on two different antiques I’ve seen. If anyone wants the grub or the snow fly to fish with, let me know!Image attachment

This weekend’s flies, minus a Gold Riach that had a really bad folded wing. The gold ranger is size 1 and has a built wing. It was a bit hard, and the wing is a little big, but overall I think it’s good. The snow fly is 3/0 and, I tried to follow one of the antiques on the website. The grub is size 3 and is based on two different antiques I’ve seen. If anyone wants the grub or the snow fly to fish with, let me know! ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Torrish 2/0. First attempt at this one , wing looks too “fat” and short to me??

Torrish 2/0. First attempt at this one , wing looks too “fat” and short to me?? ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook Torrish 2/0. First ...

I think if you sit WT in the wing and do away with that knife edge profile the whole wing comes down a bit then it works much better? The length is ok but it's just sitting too high.

Bit steep wing edge maybe, but I like it.

3 days ago

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Spot on - knocks mine from way back into a cocked hat. Dx

Lovely tying Swiss

This is amazing.

Great flow and clean tying 🤗💪💪💪

3 days ago

Dunkeld 2/0. A few warts but nice to get things rolling with the first in a while.

Dunkeld 2/0. A few warts but nice to get things rolling with the first in a while. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Bronze Pirate
on a GS 1/0 limerick

Bronze Pirate
on a GS 1/0 limerick
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Brilliant work. Dx

I absolutely love it! Well done 🙂

4 days ago

First fly since forever. Shannon no. 3, Ephemera/Blacker. Omitted the optional CotR, and only six toppings. Did them one by one, the slips of stuff after. Was aiming for more taper and more general Shazam, but I’ll take it.  Feels good to produce a complete fly again, lol.

First fly since forever. Shannon no. 3, Ephemera/Blacker. Omitted the optional CotR, and only six toppings. Did them one by one, the slips of stuff after. Was aiming for more taper and more general Shazam, but I’ll take it. Feels good to produce a complete fly again, lol. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook First fly since ...

Stunning come back Stig

What a way to come back sir 👌👌

Gotgeous fly!! Beautifully tied!!!! What a way to come back!

4 days ago

Low Water Logie based on the Murdoch version shown in the Hardy book with the slim wing and no JC.  Nothing too exciting, but keeps the thread going.

Low Water Logie based on the Murdoch version shown in the Hardy book with the slim wing and no JC. Nothing too exciting, but keeps the thread going. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Nelly Bly 6/0 Byron Bjerke CDL hook

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5 days ago

Blacker’s No. 1 for the Thurso on a nice antique Limerick I found in a bag of other hooks. Added a rib as there’s none given in the pattern description 🤷‍♂️

Blacker’s No. 1 for the Thurso on a nice antique Limerick I found in a bag of other hooks. Added a rib as there’s none given in the pattern description 🤷‍♂️ ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook Blacker’s No. 1 ...

Beautiful Ad! You’re a machine!

Boom!!

Now that is awesome! 👏🥳

Stunner sir 👍

Wow, This is cool!!

Awesome

Beauty!!

Great fly!

Brilliant 🙂

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Awesome fly Ad, so beautiful!!!

Nice! 7111 rework?🤔

1 week ago

Little inky boy, size 1. I used a couple subs, but the body is dyed black trout gut. Everything after the throat gave me trouble, but it worked out in the end. I think this is one of the better flies I’ve tied.

Little inky boy, size 1. I used a couple subs, but the body is dyed black trout gut. Everything after the throat gave me trouble, but it worked out in the end. I think this is one of the better flies I’ve tied. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook Little inky boy, ...

Lovely job...looks the part.

Looks good to me, love the wings!!!

I really like this. The body is pretty cool. Never seen that before. Nice job!

Yes, great work! I love the contrast & texture to the body, very different.

Holy crap, dude! THAT'S how that's tied. Dang. Your best yet. Literally, the nicest I've seen it done. Let's see is Dave Carne can keep up.

Superb!

Certainly one of the best Inky Bois I’ve seen.

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