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Thursday, 26 November 2020

Tying a Blue Montana Nymph with Davie McPhail

The Montana Nymph is one of the most well know nymph flies out there. The traditional Montana Nymph was a Yellow and Black mix, however, Davie has changed it up and is using a Teal Blue and Black pattern. Browns and Rainbows will take these flies, so long as you have the right pattern on the go. They are simple and look like any other Nymph, however their fish catching history is unrivaled and its a must have fly for your fly box, especially in different pattern variants.

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 Montana Nymph Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail. 




Materials Used:
Hook: Size Standard Lure Thread: Black Uni-8/0 Tail: Black Hen or Cock Fibres
Body: Black Chenille Thorax Cover, Black Chenille Hackle: Black Hen or Cock Thorax: Teal Blue Chenille

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, 12 November 2020

Tying the Doobry Wet Fly with Davie McPhail

The Doobry Wet Fly, a pattern devised by a well known Orkney Angler, Stan Headley. It's a classic bushy wet fly designed to catch fry feeders or daphnia feeders. Usually fished as a top dropper; the fibers of the hackle tug at the surface film in imitation of an insect’s leg just as it hatches. This makes this fly ideal for loch style fishing, easily targeting both Brown and Rainbow Trout when the sun is out. Get a few of these excellent wet flies tied up in both bright and dark colour variants, ready for a day of fishing!

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 Doobry Wet Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail. 




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Tail: Flu-Red Wool Rib: Gold Wire Body: Brassy Gold Tinsel Body Hackle: Black Cock First Hackle: Hot Orange Hen Front Hackle: Long Black Hen

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, 5 November 2020

Tying a Deer Hair Caddis Fly with Davie McPhail

The Deer Hair Caddis is a dry fly, designed to look like an adult caddis fly, but don’t be surprised when it takes fish in a different hatch. You can fish this fly dead drift or stripped & twitched. They can be tied in different colour variants as well, with Davie showing a "Chocolate drop"  variant and a striking Cinnamon variant! However, sometimes plain colours work the best. These flies are excellent throughout the Spring and the colder Autumn months.

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 Deer Hair Caddis Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail. 




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Short Shank Special size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Rusty Brown Rib: Fine Copper Wire Body: Peacock Herl dyed Hot Orange use the herl from the eye.. Wing: Roe Deer or Similar Hackle: Whiting Dry Fly Cree Cock Horns: Barred Woodduck (optional)

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!
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