SWIMMING WITH BEASTS

With Peter's recent post on how much he hates me and the BEAST Fleyes I've been obsessively tying over the last 18 months, I thought maybe its worth putting together a little video clip of just why these flies create the obsession in so many of us as soon as you start tying them... Not [...]

GUNNIN’ AT THE VICE

One of the many benefits of fly tying groups, whether they are loose collectives like our Whippet Wednesday crowd, or Whatsapp Groups, get togethers like the CPS Vice Squad Meetings,or FB groups even is the shit ton of new stuff you get to learn. Some of it deals with new patterns, new materials, new techniques, [...]

JAM FLY SBS

Disclaimer- this is my version of the JAM.  It evolves each time I tied it, and is similar to the Jannies version 1348.  Hes now moved on to craft fur with the disappearance of Polar Fibre.  The process remains very similar, with mainly the claws and carapace evolving for more movement or different colour.  Buoyancy [...]

VICE SQUAD ESCAPADES

The Vice Squad evenings (initiated by Tudor Caradoc-Davies) at the Cape Piscatorial Society clubroom is taking off and the last event (and second one hosted at this venue) was so well attended (approx. 35 people) that the room was close to getting sardine-packed with eager beaver fly anglers of all sorts (iconic fly guys, freshwater and saltwater [...]

WORMS

I hate tying big saltwater worm flies.  Hate it.  Wool, zonker, whatever.  They wrap, cast like crap and never look realistic.  I tried to mould some using ribbon and silicon and then eventually thought if I do that I might as well buy some and rig them.  Like a real purist. The result.

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