|the somerset angler||
The end of the year ('18 ) hasn't been the best of times for me, managed to get a Urinary infection, and then Bladder problems which resulted in having to have a Catheter inserted, not to be recommended! so for the moment there won't be any tweets until its all over "hopefully" all the best for the New Year to you all, Tight lines.
The top group of flies proved successful on the R. Test (21st Oct) for Grayling. ( and 1 out of season Brown Trout.)
Black bodied flies the Butt is Pink.
Butt.......Hends dub No. 25
Just back from my annual holiday, had a change this year, went East instead of West, 2 weeks in Mauritius. Took the fly rod etc with me just in case there happened to be some fishing available from the hotel, just so happened there were some South Africans with the same idea! good fun stalking Permit from the shore, alas, only went wading with my phone in my pocket! took about a week to get it finally dry enough to charge it, and get it working! alas no pics. Nearly over the jet lag, 11 ½ hr flight home! set off midnight your time on Monday from the hotel, and landed at Gatwick 20 to 6 in the evening, one backside numbing journey not for the faint hearted! Just about got everything sorted at home now, time to think about some WBT fishing in the local rivers. tight lines.
The tying as follows :-
Rib.............Fine Pearl Tinsel
Wing..........Ice Dub UV Pearl (Hareline/Funky Fly Tying)
Thread.........Your Choice. I've used Black, but whatever you fancy.
Just watched an article on salmon farming, must be the biggest whitewash thats ever been. the manager (apparently) pulled out five salmon in a net to check for sea lice, guess what, thats right, not one fish had any sea lice on it! now, if you'll believe that, then you'll believe anything. There must be someone in authority who can do something to stop this fiasco, this is ruining the wild salmon runs in the rivers, and will eventually lead to the complete loss of wild salmon runs in the west coast rivers, with a substantial loss of income to the local communities, many of which depend on this!! Rant over.
Playing at the vice, thought i'd try putting a tail on a blob, if they can use foam to make it float, why not a tail to add movement, the fly is weighted to make it sink slowly.
There has been quite a bit about Mop Flies on various forums on the internet, so here is my take on this new fly.
Above are Mini Mops, simple to tie. In fact, the same tying procedure as the "X" fly.s
The above are tied on #16's.
Below is the source of the material for the bodies.