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» Videos by Twigg and Barry Fly Fishing
Videos by Twigg and Barry Fly Fishing
Twigg & Barry Foam Ant
Often early spring can see a fly ant emergence. Never be on the stillwaters in the spring without an ant pattern! Here we tie a simple foam and dubbing pattern. It's a quick and easy tie, but don't forget the sighting post (here we've used orange poly) as you'll never see the fly again. Thanks for watching!
Twigg & Barry tie a simple foam beetle. At different times on the year, depending on the elevation of the lake (or river) being fished, beetles will become prominent. On stillwaters, look for water with vegetation overhead, or in leeward bays as food will accumulate here on the surface. This pattern is a simply take on proven beetle patterns. We've tied it an fished it before without the orange foam as a sighter. Don't try this - you'll never see it again! Tie the orange foam on, fish when there are beetles around, and enjoy watching your mates get skunked while you continue to catch fish...
Black and Blue Boobie
An English classic, this fly is pure attractor. Useful when nothing else seems to be working. It can be tied in almost any colour combination desired. We've used steelhead colours of black and blue here, together with large chartreuse eyes. It's visible in the depths and for us, the colours are known fish takers and means a fly fished with confidence. Fish it on a full sinking line with heavy tippet, strip hard and be prepared!
The sparkle leech is a great small leech pattern for searching, trolling, stripping, fishing under and indicator. Simply tie mink, squirrel or micro rabbit in for the tail, a crystal chenile body and a bead head and you get terrific motion and flash. Tied in different colours it can also represent small baitfish and damsel nymphs.
Rubber Legged Marabou Damsel
Brian Chan ties a great marabou mini leech, and in greens and olive colours, can represent leeches and damsels.Here's we've simply added a little flash and rubber legs to a proven design to specifically target trout feeding on damsel nymphs. Tying on anything from a floating line to a sinking line and fish with short strips. Also works under an indicator.
Hares Ear Nymph
This classic nymph is a must have for all fly anglers in both stillwaters and rivers/streams. It is suggestive of many food sources including mayflies and caddis in traditional sizes and colours, and stoneflies, dragon and damsel in other sizes and colours. A great searching pattern, durable and easy to tie.Here we tie a more or less traditional version, with the addition of some pearl tinsel over the thorax for some extra flash and to suggest an emergence.
20% of a trout's diet in still waters, at any time of the year, will be made up by scud (freshwater shrimp). This pattern takes a few key features that trout key in on including the use of an orange bead to represent eggs. Pearl UV dubbing is integrated for extra flash and visibility. Trout will also key in on scuds that have been infected with an intestinal parasite, turning their intestine bright orange. This makes them stand out against their surrounds and an easy meal, and is represented here by a strip of orange poly pro. We've tied this on a Mustad C49s which has a bend but also results in a relatively straight fly, which is important as scuds are relatively straight when swimming, and are curved at rest. Tie them in colours and sizes to suit your local conditions, fish them on a floating line with a long leader or a clear intermediate line. Thanks for watching!
Boobie style coho salmon fly
Summer Duck Classic Chironomid
Summer duck and olive classic style chironomid pattern. Tie some up for when the olive/browns are coming off and the trout are getting picky. The angel hair wing buds are enough to set it apart, with an otherwise subdued pattern.
Ascension Bay Bonefish Fly
Bonefish Fly for Ascension Bay or other dark bottom bonefish habbitats
A good limey chironomid pattern, equally at home as a Christmas decoration. Use this pattern when green Chironomids are coming off - typically sizes from 14 - 18.
Tying a flash fly based loosely on Jeff Hickman's Flash Taco. Great Steelhead and bulltrout fly.
Fly tying a Zebra midge or black and silver chironomid.
Grey and Black Modern Classic Chironomid
Fly tying of a traditional english style Chironomid using some modern materials.
Fly tying the anti static bag, red holographic chromie. A top fly for whenever there's a hatch of Chironomids.
Simi Seal Leech
Tying the dubbed Simi Seal Leech, using Arizona dubbing.
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