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Thursday, 11 August 2022

How to tie the Original Double Decker by Davie McPhail

The Original Double Decker, this pattern was initially created as a Comparadun style fly for river fishing and catching rising Trout in fast flowing, shallow waters. The Double Decker's profile allows the Deer Hair wing to be highly visible on the surface, while the rest of the body is submerged. This gives the pattern the look of a hatching fly. As well as rivers, this fly excels in still water venues and is a very popular choice when there is a hatch of Buzzers on the go. This fly has also provided great results when there's a hatch of Sedges on the go as well!

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 the Original Double Decker, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




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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!

How to tie a 3D Damsel by Steve Cullen

Today we are checking out the 3D Damsel tied by Steve Cullen. Steve talks about how this fly is a fantastic pattern for targeting both Rainbow and Brown Trout! It can be used all year long, however it finds the best results when used during the Summer and Autumn months. The key to a good 3D Damsel lays in the length of the tail, as Steve mentions, the tail must be the right length for fish to inhale as opposed to getting frustrating tail nipping takes! Steve's 3D Damsel variation uses his preferred single Copper Bead at the eye rather than the standard dumbbell style eye on a traditional a Damsel Nymph, try a red or gold version as a quick colour change if you're not getting bites.

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 the 3D Damsel, with the guidance of Steve Cullen.




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Hackle: Fritz, Green

Thursday, 4 August 2022

How to tie a Daddy Hog by Steve Cullen

Today we are checking out the Daddy Hog, tied by Steve Cullen. The Daddy Hog is a clash between a Daddy Long Legs and a Sedgehog. This fly features long, dangly legs, similar to that of the Daddy Long Legs, but also features a Sedgehog like head. There's a lot of light, floating material on this pattern, making it the perfect fly for when Trout are rising in the Morning and Evening. It also allows you to strip this fly along the top to entice Trout to chase and strike!

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 the Daddy Hog, with the guidance of Steve Cullen.




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