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THE ULTIMATE HACKLE PLIER?

Sunday, 06 October 2013 14:07
Ed Herbst writes that perhaps his long search for a really good hackle plier is over! Images Tom Sutcliffe.
‘Getting wiggle into mayflies and damselflies has got me intrigued,’  says Ian Cox of Durban, an extremely experienced fly fisher and fly tyer. ‘My first attempt, using the stem of a marabou feather as the base for the abdomen was too stiff and is tricky to tie. Damsel Nymph with…
  Ian Cox recently sent me fascinating YouTube links of a dragonfly nymph hunting backswimmers, mosquito larvae and minnows. They were shot in an aquarium and the quality of the cinematography and in particular the slow motion footage is outstanding. Being a somewhat squeamish and timid person who has always…

The Man O Ross dry fly.

Sunday, 07 July 2013 04:54
Philip Bailey describes a dry fly he originated nearly 30 years ago that has proven successful on three continents, in 15 countries and on both stillwaters and streams. He says, ‘I have never been without it since 1986. At the time I had no idea that this fly, which I…