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Thursday, 25 November 2021

Tying the Hare's Mask Midge Pupa/Buzzer with Davie McPhail

Today we are looking at the Hare's Mask Midge Pupa, tied by Davie McPhail. This Hare's Mask Midge Pupa sits somewhere between two classic Trout Patterns Hare's Lug Nymph and a Buzzer. Usually fished as part of a team, this "buggy" pattern looks a bit like everything and is perfect for fishing on the droppers of your three fly team when the fish feeding sub surface.

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 Hare's Mask Midge Pupa/Buzzer, with the guidance of Davie McPhail. 




Materials Used:

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

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

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Tying a Magenta Dabbler with Davie McPhail

If you've ever fished in Irish Loughs or with an Irish Trout angler you'll know all about Dabblers, they are a classic Irish lough pattern which was devised to fish high in the water to represent everything from olives and mayflies to Duckfly. The speed of the retrieve means the fish, if curious, has to chase and take hard right in the surface. Often fished on the top dropper the takes can be spectacular often coming right at the boat as you hang the flies before casting again. Davies Magenta version tied with a dyed Mallard cloak is an excellent variant for Wild Scottish Lochs and Rainbow Trout waters when trout are looking to feed near the surface.

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 Magenta Dabbler, with the guidance of Davie McPhail. 




Materials Used:

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

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

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Tying the Junction Shrimp Tube Fly with Davie McPhail

Today we are looking at the Junction Shrimp Tube Fly! An excellent Salmon Fly made famous on the River Tweed and has become a very popular fly on Salmon Rivers across the world. These tube flies are perfect for well known Scottish Salmon Rivers and are ideal for using during the Spring. Pair this tube fly with your favourite Double Hook to create a Salmon Catching weapon!

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 Junction Shrimp Tube Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail. 




Materials Used:

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

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