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Thursday, 23 December 2021

Tying the Red Legged Bibio with Davie McPhail

The Bibio is a classic bushy wet fly, very effective when fished as part of a team of flies for traditional loch style fishing. It represents many terrestrial insects, especially Hawthorn and Heatherfly. The Bibio wet fly will catch both Brown and Rainbow Trout. You can tie these flies in various colours and on larger or smaller hooks. Get a few of these tied for the new 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 Red Legged Bibio, 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, 16 December 2021

Tying the Irn Bru F.A.B with Davie McPhail

The FAB or the Foam Arsed Blob is a colourful, vibrant variant of the popular Blob fly, except this fly features a buoyant tail end. These flies can be fished year round and their versatility allows them to be fished using Floating, Intermediate or even Sinking line. Funny fact, The FAB was originally designed for when fisheries declared a ban on Boobies being used on their waters.

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 Irn Bru F.A.B 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!

Thursday, 9 December 2021

Tying a Hackled Mop Fly by Steve Cullen

Mop flies or the "Junk Fly" to those across the pond are a simple flies that have become incredibly popular. This popularity stems from their simplicity and the fact that they can be fished all year round. These flies come in a variety of colours and sizes, as well as some featuring a Bead in different parts of the fly, depending on what you want the fly to do. If the bead is near the head of the hook, the intention is to "jig" the fly to entice a strike, but others prefer to place the bead at the centre of the hook shank to allow a slow, uniform sink rate that flutters in the water column.

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 Hackled Mop Fly, with the guidance of Steve Cullen. 




Materials Used:
Dubbing: Black
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