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Friday, 26 March 2021

How To Tie The Waterhen Bloa With Steve Cullen

As mentioned in Steve's video, a method of fly fishing that has somewhat fallen out of favour at the beginning of the Trout season is Wet Fly Fishing. It's unknown why, but those who do fish Wet Flies get some excellent results. One fly that will do well at the beginning of the Trout season is the Waterhen Bloa. The Waterhen Bloa fly is a traditional wet spider pattern, popular for cold wet weather days. It doesn't resemble anything specific, but it covers a wide variety of imitations which makes it a great all-rounder 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 Waterhen Bloa Fly, with the guidance of Steve Cullen. 




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Thursday, 18 March 2021

How to Tie The Foam Hawthorn with Steve Cullen

A fly that never lets Steve down is the Foam Hawthorn, especially for the start of the Trout Season in the UK. The Hawthorn hatch is an important part of the river fisherman's year and can be significant on stillwaters too. Normally the peak of the Hatch is from the end of April to the middle of May. This foam bodied pattern is a great option because it just keeps on floating even when the dressing gets wet. Better still, when partly wet it will sit just in the the surface film (rather than on top of it) - which often produces a more confident take. A great fly to have tied in a few different sizes and colours!

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 Foam Hawthorn, with the guidance of Steve Cullen.


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Thursday, 11 March 2021

Tying The All Rounder Nymph with Steve Cullen

One of Steve's favourite Flies for early Season Brown Trout, is the All Round Nymph, which is a fairly large nymph pattern with a 3/3.5mm bead on the end for a serious sink rate. The reason the bead is so large is so that this fly can get down through the water, near the bottom where fish are actively feeding on a hatch, it makes it ideal for Streams and Stillwaters. As Steve explains in the video, a lot of early seasons flies are based off nymphs which always seem to be rather large which is why this fly has a size 12 hook. Steve rounds off his video by tying in a trigger or collar to the fly, this is optional but is recommended to allow the Trout to easily detect the fly. As always these flies can be tied in a variety of colours and sizes and is best used during March/April time.

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 All Rounder Nymph, with the guidance of Steve Cullen.


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Thursday, 4 March 2021

Tying The Mick Reid with Steve Cullen

According to Steve, years ago, Phil Dixon requested an individual to tie a Cats Whisker, however, because this individual was colour blind, they could not get the colours correct and tied the fly with what they felt was the correct pattern. Although it was not correct, when applied in the water, this fly is incredibly effective. It has provided results not only in the UK, but across into the EU and of course, in the States. It does resemble that of a Black Fritz which is also, an incredibly popular pattern and many Anglers will swear by it, that the Frtiz will always provide results.

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 create The Mick Reid, with the guidance of Steve Cullen.


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