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Mike Barrio

Scruffy fly tying
« on: 28/04/2022 at 14:39 »
My scruffy fly tying is slowly improving - despite the eyesight  *smiley-grin*


Mike Barrio

Re: Scruffy fly tying
« Reply #1 on: 28/04/2022 at 21:39 »
Tied a few on #14s, so I guess the challenge will now be to catch something with them next time I'm on the river  >)



I had forgotten just how much fun it is to simply play at the vice!

The indoor harsh camera flash doesn't do them any favours  *smiley-grin*  but they look buggy in natural light and I'm feeling reasonably confident :z15

Basic inspiration/ideas came from Sandy's Scruffy Olive and his more recent Adapted CDC Spider  :z16

Mike Barrio

Re: Scruffy fly tying
« Reply #2 on: 29/04/2022 at 17:52 »
Found a couple of hours to wander the banks this afternoon - and failed to find a fish to cast one to  :X1


Iain Cameron

Re: Scruffy fly tying
« Reply #3 on: 30/04/2022 at 07:58 »
Found a couple of hours to wander the banks this afternoon - and failed to find a fish to cast one to

Ooh, nice scruffy flee that Mike.

Seems to have been a scratchy, patchy kind of week. Iíve been out every day, and just not seen sustained hatches yet, and so no sustained rises. Might be wrong place, wrong time of course. Fish have come on in typical short bursts when thereís been some kind of flurry of olives, then off again.  Weather has looked decentÖ I think atmospheric pressure been quite high this week, must check, so Iíll cite that as my excuse du jour.

Only consistent, mostly, thing has been finding fish in the faster broken water at pool heads. Mostly. Except for the ones rising at the tails. But mostly at the heads.

Mike Barrio

Re: Scruffy fly tying
« Reply #4 on: 30/04/2022 at 10:28 »
Just a funny day yesterday Iain, plenty of olives coming off all afternoon, hundreds of birds working the surface, just no fish rising ...... they were probably hitting the nymphs  :z8

Conditions felt fishy too, but that's the Don for you  *smiley-grin*  and have managed to find a few pods of rising fish on other days  :z16

Allan Liddle

Re: Scruffy fly tying
« Reply #5 on: 01/05/2022 at 09:23 »
Love the flies Mike and i'm a great fan of scruffy.

Duncan Inglis

Re: Scruffy fly tying
« Reply #6 on: 06/05/2022 at 10:09 »
What dubbing is that youíve used Mike, looks great.

Mike Barrio

Re: Scruffy fly tying
« Reply #7 on: 06/05/2022 at 10:36 »
What dubbing is that youíve used Mike, looks great.

Andrew's Scruffy Dubbing by Andrew Ellis, Sandy put me onto it a couple of years ago.

A bit difficult to get at the moment Duncan.
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Cheers
Mike

 




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