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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Tying an Olive Sculpin with Davie McPhail

Sculpins, or Bullheads which are found virtually everywhere that Trout swim and typically in large numbers. Small baitfish like these are an important food source for Trout, and especially for large Trout. It's for this reason that so many popular streamer patterns are intended to imitate or work well as imitations of Sculpins. The differences between a Sculpin and other baitfish is that they lack an air bladder, meaning they stick close to the bottom and do not move. However, when they do move, they dislodge themselves and drift freely in the current before darting in small bursts to where they intend to go. Due to this swimming behaviour, Trout will actively strike these bottom feeders as they drift in the current.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie an Olive Sculpin Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Tiemco TMC811S size 6 Thread: Uni-6/0 Olive Tail: Barred Olive Rabbit Strip Body: Wound Barred Olive Rabbit Strip Fins: Dyed Olive Grey Partridge Head: Fish Skull Olive Sculpin Helmet

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

Friday, 1 November 2019

Hardy Bros Limited Edition Perfect Salmon Rivers Series Reels!

We are excited to announce a fantastic new Limited Edition set of reels from the famous Hardy Bros factory in Alnwick! This series of brand new 4 ½in Salmon size Perfects will be individually numbered and engraved with one of six of the world’s most iconic Atlantic Salmon rivers. We are now taking orders for the Limited Edition Hardy Perfect 10/11/12 Salmon Fly Reel for the Tweed and Gaula rivers. Contact us now or ask instore to secure yours, contact us for a list of available numbers here!                                      CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REELS NOW!
The six rivers recognised by this Limited Edition reel will be the Tweed, Tay, Spey, Dee, Gaula and Alta. Each river will have just 100 individually engraved and serial numbered reels. Each reel is hand built in the original factory built by the Hardy family in the mid 1960’s and home to some of the finest fishing tackle ever made!
Ever since Forster Hardy was first granted a full patent for the Perfect reel design in 1889, Hardy’s skilled craftsmen,  engineers, product developers and angling consultants have been constantly striving for ways to improve on perfection, tweaking and adjusting these reels to bring you what they believe are the best reels in their class to date. And this version is no different with a host of new and unique features, some new and some harking back to innovations from the past.
Each of the Perfect Rivers Series will be fitted with dual polished nickel rotating line guards to prevent line wear and allow the reel to be used either right hand wind or left hand as preferred. An ambidextrous, fully adjustable click check mechanism using an improved version of the time proven 1972 central line check system can be found on these limited edition Perfects, which works by lengthening the regulator spring wire to increase the range of resistance means you can easily set the reel up to suit your individual need, whilst retaining that traditional ‘Hardy sound’ that every reel manufacturer has been trying to replicate for the past 100 years or more.
The frame and spool of each reel is engineered and hand crafted from bar stock 6061 aluminium, deep anodised for strength and durability with a polished gunmetal grey finish, and at the heart of the reel you will find a one piece naval brass spindle and stainless steel ball bearings for frictionless running that will require only minimal maintenance – built to last a lifetime! To aid in the care of the reels inner workings, a handmade turnscrew tool made with a matching Ivorine handle means the spool can be dismounted without marking the finish on the flawless German nickel retaining screw.
The standard arbor design and wide spool mean this reel has the largest line capacity of all the Hardy Perfects, for tackling the biggest Salmon in the deepest and fastest rivers on the planet! It also makes it great for balancing out your longer Spey rods too, making for a less tiring day casting long lines and often big flies in the search for a migratory giant!
Every one of the Limited Edition River Series Perfects will be supplied in presentation box with a black rigid leather reel case with stud/slit closure and red felt lining, embossed with the classic Hardy Bros. ‘Castle and Fly’ emblem. Also included is a certificate of authenticity, signed by the craftsman who built the reel, a booklet on the history of the Hardy Perfect fly reel, reel manual and care directions plus warranty card.
Perfect Salmon Rivers Specs:

  • Commemorating six iconic Salmon fishing rivers - Tweed, Tay, Spey, Dee, Gaula and Alta
  • Individually engraved and serial numbered 1-100 pre anodizing
  • Takes Spey lines in the 10/11/12 category with plenty room for backing
  • Reel width 2in - Diameter 4 1/2in
  • Dual polished rotating line guards
  • Made in Alnwick, England
  • The all time classic fly reel for the discerning traditional fly angler
  • Engineered and hand crafted from bar stock aluminium with a naval brass 1 piece spindle
  • Ivorine handle and stainless steel ball bearings
  • Standard arbor design and large line capacity
  • Time proven, adjustable check system with that traditional ‘Hardy sound’
  • Deep anodised for strength and durability; polished gunmetal grey finish
  • Easily changed from left to right hand wind
  • Supplied in limited edition leather presentation box with a unique Hardy turn screw tool


A limited number of reels will be available from Glasgow Angling Centre and Edinburgh Angling Centre and will be sold on a first come first served basis, please click HERE to buy now - don't forget to ask what numbers we have available. The Tweed and Gaula reels are available to buy now with the other reels to follow in the coming months - Tay and Dee in February 2020, then Spey and Alta in May/June 2020 -  watch this space for updates as they come in!

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Tying a Blue & Partridge Wet, Soft Hackle Fly with Davie McPhail

The Blue Partridge originated as a river pattern in the North of England but using the original’s blueprint this fly has changed and evolved into a small stream and Stillwater favourite. The book that Davie McPhail references is Pritt’s 1985 "Yorkshire Trout Flies", where he remarks that this pattern is “A first-rate killer in biggish water any time after the middle of May.’

This Partridge and Blue, sometimes know as the Gravelbed is featured in many North Country fly lists, it’s a versatile spider pattern that can be tied in a selection of different colours as shown by Davie with his variant collection to cover hatches all through the season.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie a Blue Partridge Wet, Soft Hackle Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 14 Thread: Blue Pearsall's Silk or Sub Body: Grey Natural Dubbing Hackle: Grey Partridge

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Tying the Morton & Gold Wet Fly with Davie McPhail

Fly fishing using Wet Flies is the most traditional and still very effective method of fly fishing for Trout and Grayling. Swinging or pulling wets will imitate a huge range of aquatic and terrestrial insects, from Beetles to Sedges but a number of the Silver and Gold bodied Wet Flies such as the "Morton & Gold" Davie is tying here are fantastic emulations of Small Fry.

If you're looking to tie up some winged wets for Grayling over the winter or filling your box ready for the Brown Trout next season, Davie's simple steps will help you get them just right.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie a Morton & Gold Wet Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Tail: Black Cock Hackle Fibres Rib: Gold Wire Body: Gold Tinsel Hackle: Black Hen Natural or Dyed Wing: Green Breast Feather from a Lady Amherst

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Tying a Bootlace Dun Dry Fly with Davie McPhail

If you have ever wondered why it's called the 'Bootlace Dun' then Davie McPhail has answered your question. Post wing style patterns are commonly tied using polypropylene (sic) yarn or CDC these days but some were traditionally tied using brushed fibres from bootlaces to form the wing of the Dun. If you've got a bootlace going spare, Davie will show you how to turn it into a superb all-rounder, although they are simple in making and appearance, they are surprisingly effective, especially with Grayling in the Winter. As Davie McPhail explains, Trout will take these little flies and Grayling love them as well. With winter fast approaching, it's a great time to start tying a few colour variants of this little fly.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie a Bootlace Dun Dry Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Tiemco 2487BL size 20 to 24 Thread: Uni -8/0 Lt.Cahill Tail: Yellow Micro Fibbetts Body: Yellow Dubbing Wing: Dark.Grey Boot or Shoelace
Alternative Wing: Polypropylene Floating Yarn

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Nymphing on The River Tummel


So on a recent Monday morning Cuillin and Callum from our Edinburgh Store headed to the River Tummel in the hope of landing a few more Brown Trout before the season ends, and with a bit of luck, Callum’s first Grayling.


Long Run on the River Tummel


 They started off the day just outside Ballyoukan after picking up permits from the Ballinluig service stop, and with nothing rising they both decided to start swinging a team of wet flies down and across fairly fast flowing water. Callum was first off the mark with a beautifully coloured Brownie that took a liking to the hares ear spider he had as his point fly.




Cuillin didn’t take long to get amongst the fish either, landing two Trout and a nice Grayling in quick succession. His first fish came on swung wets, and the other two as he switched to another rod set up with the trio; a buoyant dry fly on the first dropper to act as an indicator, with two heavy tungsten nymphs spaced equally below.

This method can be deadly in the right conditions due to the fact that you’re able to drift your nymphs deep and at range, even in fast water, watching for the inevitable plummet of your dry as a Trout snatches one the nymphs below.





The trio had worked well for Cuillin and accordingly Callum switched over to the same set up. Shortly afterwards Callum had two nice Trout and was pleased with his success on a method that was new to him. 




As they’d now covered a good amount of water, they decided to walk downstream to see if they could find some faster water for Cuillin to run through on a French Nymphing set up.
Brownie Taken on French Nymph Setup


This method involves suspending a team of nymphs under a ‘sighter’, a coloured section of mono used for bite indication, and fishing them under the rod tip. This allows you to dead drift your flies through fast water, striking at any movement on your sighter.




Cuillin took another two small Brownies and dropped one, so they decided to walk back upstream to the slower water in the hopes of finding a few more fish for Callum before the end of the day.

Unfortunately the bite died off and interest in any tactics seemed to have disappeared by this point, with just one more one more fish coming to a wets swung down and across through faster water.

Overall it was a very enjoyable day, with success on a variety of methods, and Callum's looking forward to another chance at catching his Grayling over the winter period.

Setups:

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Tying a CDC Heather Fly with Davie McPhail

During the Spring, Hawthorn flies can be seen flitting across fields and hedgerows. Instantly recognisable by their long trailing hindlegs, these flies hatch in their millions and sometimes cause concern when they arrive in people's gardens. due to their large bodies and hindlegs, any gentle breeze can push them off course mid-flight and end up exposed on the surface of Rivers, Streams, Reservoirs and Ponds. The CDC Heather that Davie McPhail ties below is similar to that of a Hawthorn Fly, expect the hind legs are slightly different in that they have an orange flash near the centre and fish know the difference! Get yourself stocked up on these little flies for next season, as they are perfect for Rivers and Streams where wild Trout dwell, however on a Stillwater venue like a reservoir, it's recommended that you cast and slowly retrieve the fly.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie a CDC Heather Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 10 or 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Rib: Uni-Mylar No.14 Pearl Body: Black and Hot Orange Seals Fur or Sub Legs: 6 Dyed Black Pre-Knotted Pheasant Tail Fibres Wing: Dyed Black CDC and Roe Deer Hair

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

Vass at the Autumn Open Weekend


Chris from Vass will be bringing along their Fishing Shack to the Glasgow Angling Centre 2019 Autumn Open Weekend. As well as displaying the Vass range they'll be putting their waterproofs to some serious powerhose tests in the marquis outside the main store.


Chris is the Technical Sales Director for Vass, a family owned, British company manufacturing and supplying the very highest quality advanced waterproof clothing and waders. 



At the Open Weekend, Vass will be launching the new Vass-Tex Hybird Waders and highlighting some of the latest product from their 2019/2020 ranges including the Vass Neoprene Wader/Boot Lining and 
Vass Kids Fishing Junior Set


 
Vass-Tex Hybrid Waders and Kits Clothing Sets

 He will also be highlighting the durability and waterproofing of the fabrics in the Vass range by demonstrating a variety of stress tests, as well as providing loads of helpful information about the materials and techniques used in the manufacturing process.  Make no mistake. Vass clothing is seriously waterproof and it is no surprise that the brand is becoming so popular.


Jimmy From Vass at the BIG ONE Show



British brand Vass are specialists in Waders and Waterproofs for the professional active & extreme angler. With two generations of expertise in performance garments and technical textiles, ‘Vass’ has become a market leader in its field.

Constant development and testing ensures Vass continue to pioneer new and innovative products which takes performance fishing clothing to the next level.


Their popularity as a brand has grown significantly as they now supply waterproof clothing to Sea Fishing Teams, Top Carp anglers and fishermen of all walks life. This popularity is down to a very simple formula: very durable yet extremely waterproof and windproof materials that offer great value for money.


There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at the event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT! Click HERE for details!

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Fishingmegastore Reward Card Members Only Pre-Sale @GAC Thursday 26th of September 2019!

As a special thank-you to all our loyal shop customers who joined our rewards Reward Card Scheme, we will be offering all of our Autumn Open Weekend deals a day early to our loyal Fishingmegastore Reward Card holders!
Join the 1000's of customers already reaping the Reward Card benefits!
From 5.30pm until 9pm on Thursday the 26th of September 2019 Fishingmegastore Reward Card holders who come to the store will beat the crowds and still qualify for all of our amazing deals and offers that we were keeping for the weekend! Even if you haven't received your card in the post yet, simply show a staff member a recent receipt with your unique barcode on it, and they can quickly verify your membership so you can qualify for all the deals!

Over 75,000 of our customers are already benefiting from the scheme by earning points every time they shop with us that soon add up to money off future tackle purchases!






Don't have a Reward Card yet? You still have time to sign up, just ask any member of staff instore any time or apply online HERE! Beat the crowds and still benefit from the Autumn Open Weekend deals, plus you never know what angling celebrities just might be hanging around, setting up for this weekends big event!
See below for just a few of the hundreds of deals we will be giving Reward Card holders exclusive early access to from 5.30pm until 9pm on Thursday the 26th of September 2019, and of course these offers will be available to all of our customers instore on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Open Weekend Event, along with demonstrations, tuition and previews of this years up and coming products from all the big suppliers in what has become the UK's largest FREE angling event!
There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

FishPal at the Autumn Open Weekend

FishPal provide an all inclusive booking, advice and information system for all types of rod fishing. Offering advice and expertise over the phone through their help desk as well as the website if you are looking for fishing permits, guides, accommodation or even angling vouchers as a gift then they should be your first stop.

Book Fishing
If you need river permits for Salmon, Trout and Grayling, whether you are some one new to the sport or an experienced angler FishPal can help customers find and book a fishing trip.

Catch Returns
Regularly updated throughout the season by Ghillies and Fishery Managers, this is the most up to date information you can find.

River Levels
Any Salmon angler will know that the river levels are critical, if you're going out check before you go.

Newsletters
Sign up for regular fishing reports from all across the FishPal network.

FishPal evolved out of a series of marketing initiatives for fishing that started with the build up of the largest letting agency on the River Tweed that led to the development of the FishTweed web site. The success of this lead to the birth of FishDee and FishTay and the company name changing to FishSalmon, FishScotland then FishBritain as they grew across the country. As the scope of the company went international FishPal was born.


Who's Attending?

Anne Woodcock, an avid fly fisher and Marketing Director at FishPal, when she's not fishing for Salmon herself she's helping introduce women and children to the sport. Check out her angling writing online for FishPal, Ladies Fishing UK and keep an ear out for her guest spots on the Gone Fishing with Sam Harris Radio Show.
Anne Woodcock
Anne Woodcock (centre) with Ladies Fishing UK



Mark Cockburn, as well as running FishPal Mark is a keen angler himself and enjoys nothing better than to be fishing on a river for Salmon or Trout, getting out on the water through the season as well as regularly speaking to the people fishing and managing the river gives him real insight to just how well rivers are performing and the ongoing work needed to support future stocks of salmon.

Mark says, “given the ongoing problems we seem to have with only 1 in 20 smolts returning to our rivers as fully mature salmon, all the work the AST are doing to investigate ongoing issues in the Atlantic Ocean seem to me to make perfect sense and great that FishPal and its customers can help contribute to the ongoing costs of running such projects.”

Check out Mark's Blog HERE



Mark Cockburn with a Tweed Grayling


With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT ... Click here for details!


Guideline at the Autumn Open Weekend

Guideline's Mission Statement sums them up pretty well

Our motto:
It’s all about the experience

Our ambition:
Inspire and give people the best possible fly fishing experience


Established in Norway in 1991, from the first Guideline fly rods and the ground-breaking shooting heads introduced under the name Power Taper™, their product range has grown to contain almost anything you need in modern fly fishing. In 2001 they established our Swedish office and expanded internationally to more than 25 countries. Every product is designed and developed in-house from idea to prototype, testing up to final production in order to give the angler the best experience possible.

10% Off The Entire Guideline Range at our Autumn Open Weekend


Who's Attending?

Jim Curry
Jim is a former AAPGAI Master instructor in single and double handed disciplines. He will be giving casting demonstrations on the pond around 2:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Click HERE for Full Casting Timetables)

Jim has come a long way from catching his first Trout on worms in a Lancashire stream, he's got over 30 years in the industry from Ghillie/casting instructor to international guide/Travel advisor and is currently a UK Guideline Sales agent. He'll be showing off the 2020 Guideline Range, including the awesome new Elevation rod series and his favourite the Guideline NT8 range which are pretty much the lightest and most powerful rods on the market.

Jim Curry - Guideline with Fly Caught Golden Dorado


So if you want to improve your casting or get some tips to improve your fly fishing at home or abroad, speak to Jim at the Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend 27th to 29th September.



With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT ... Click here for details!

Monday, 23 September 2019

Team Century At The Autumn Open Weekend


Century are at the top of the game when it comes to innovation and design in rod technology, all their rods are manufactured in the UK and have been for more than 30 years and their high performance design process is in demand from leading aerospace companies and Formula 1 teams.

The Century Team's Environmental ethos "We do not pay lip service to the environment – we say what we do, do what we say, prove it and improve it." has seen them become the first rod company in the World to secure the internationally accepted standard for environmental care – ISO14001:2004. Tough – independently audited systems ensure that they protect the environment in making their products. 

They'll be showing off their latest rods, particularly the new Tip Tornado Graphex and the perennial classic Eliminators, as well as helping you out with all manner of Sea Fishing queries. Come along and meet the Team.




Who's Attending?
Paul Johnstone - Century's Sea Fishing Guru



Meet Paul JohnstonePaul is a tackle Consultant with Century and will be available over the weekend to help and advise customers about all aspects of shore fishing to help you with your casting and hopefully your catching!

If you're after some tips for the winter Cod Season there's not too many people better qualified to help you out. Paul is a three time UKSF Champion, NWSA Champion, Scottish Surfcasting Champion and Scottish distance record holder!

Check out Paul's Blog HERE to keep up with his latest fishing adventures.


What is Graphene?

If you'd like to know a little more about Graphene Tech, here's Century's Dave Springall and Jerry Hammond going through some info on the Graphene in the latest models.

Friday, 20 September 2019

Meet the Feather Bender!

Come along to our Open Weekend in September and meet the Feather Bender himself, Mr Barry Ord Clarke! Barry Ord Clarke will be signing new copies of his book and tying all weekend on the Fly Tyres Row. As an added bonus, if you buy his book at our Open Weekend, you will be entered into a prize draw to win all the flies that he ties during the event!

The Feather Bender Techniques is a fresh take on Fly Tying Books, more than just a set of ingredients and instructions by combining the information on the page with easily accessed tutorials online this is more like having Barry sitting alongside you explaining the techniques and skills as well as just the usual How-To.

The book is arranged in sections to give readers the opportunity to easily locate the pattern or technique they are looking for. Patterns are not grouped alphabetically but by technique. For example, the section on dry flies has categories demonstrating a particular dry fly style or technique such as mastering the use of deer hair, parachute, CDC, and so on.





About The Author:

Born in England, Barry Ord Clarke is an internationally acclaimed and much-published photographer and writer. His work as a fly fishing photographer has taken him to over 40 different countries and 4 continents. He is a regular contributor to numerous fishing magazines worldwide. He has written, Co written and contributed to more than 35 books about fly tying. He has won medals in some of the world's most prestigious fly tying competitions, and his own flies can be seen in the 'Flyfishers club' collection in London and soon in the ‘Catskill master fly collection’ in the United States. For the past twenty years, he has lived in Norway where he works as a professional photographer and a fly tying consultant for The Mustad Hook Company.



Casting Demos at Autumn Open Weekend

As well as free tuition at the casting pool, we've got a line up of impressive fly casters on our Casting Demonstration Timetable at the GAC for our Autumn Open Weekend.

Come along and see some epic fly casting demonstrations and pick up some tips to improve your own casting from World Champions, SGAIC, AAPGAI qualified instructors and the professionals who design and test the latest in Fly Fishing Technology.

These guys will also be instore over the weekend showing off the new gear for 2020 demonstrating different set ups with lines, rods and reel for you to try. Ask any of them for some help to pick out and balance your outfit.

TIMETABLES:

Friday 27th Timetable

Saturday 28th Timetable

Sunday 29th Timetable


There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Tying an International Daddy/Hedgehog with Davie McPhail

As we draw into Autumn, many Dry Fly Anglers will be reeling in the excitement, especially those who love to fish Daddy patterns. With a long body, large wings and clumsy legs, the Daddy Long Legs can be found just about everywhere in the UK. Even though they have large wings, Daddy Long Legs aren't actually very good at flying, any small breeze will send them tumbling down and if they're over a body of water, then they become a Trouts next meal. This fly is perfect if you have the wind at your back, blowing onto a River or if you are at a Stillwater venue, to fish near cover.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie an International Daddy/Hedgehog Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Short Shank Special size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Tan Body: Tan Closed Cell Foam Sheet Thorax: Hare's Body Fur mixed with UV Dubbing Legs: 6 Pre-Knotted Pheasant Tail Fibres Wing: Well Marked Roe Deer

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

Open Weekend Magazine Subscribers Offer

SUBSCRIBE FOR £40 GET A FREE £30 GIFT CARD!

If you're like us you love a fishing magazine, and we're delighted to work with our friends at Bauer Media to offer this unmissable deal for you.

If you sign up to a years subscription  for only £40 at our Open Weekend they will give you back a FREE £30 gift card to spend at any of our stores or online at fishingmegastore.com!





Subscribe Instore 27th - 29th September and Get a £30 Gift Card Back

Whether you want to grab some bargains on the day or treat yourself to fishing gear whenever it suits, e
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Choose from these superb magazines, no matter what type of fisherman you are they've got you covered. And don't worry if you want more than one for you or for a friend you will get £30 for every subscription you take out.

Trout & Salmon: the Voice of Game-Fishing for over 60 years. Every month the finest contributors in the sport deliver informative, inspirational and entertaining writing, offering sage advice on locations, tackle and tactics with beautiful photography.

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Sea Angler: The leading magazine for salt water angling. It's the first for fishing gear tests, tackle reviews, instruction and tips, pointing you in the right direction. It is the only sea fishing magazine with dedicated boat section, and now covers the emerging sports of kayak fishing and light rock fishing.

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There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitterInstagram and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!


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