Published Feb 16. 2017 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Oct 8. 2020

Let’s support Davie McPhail

Scottish fly tyer Davie McPhail posted something on Facebook that I think deserves a bit of attention.

McPhail on YouTube
McPhail on YouTube

Davie McPhail is one heck of a fly tyer. He shows that clearly several times a week on YouTube where his fly tying channel has more than 50,000 subscribers. I share his videos loyally every time he posts a new one, and they are always instructive and great to watch.
Here on the Global FlyFisher we host more than 400 of his videos and they are among the most popular on our channel and accounts for a good part of the views we get.
Today Davie posted something on Facebook, which I think deserves being shared.
He pointed people’s attention to the fact that he has a donate button on his YouTube channel. I never noticed and never thought about it, but the fact is that he spends a lot of time producing great free content, which I as well as a lot of other people enjoy.
I have no idea why he did it today. He may in need of money. He may just want a nickel and a dime for his work, which is more than reason enough for me.
So if I can help a bit by showing people the way to the very discrete link, then I will. Find the link on this YouTube page, click it and spend a little money on supporting McPhail.


Davie McPhail Donations...

Just started tying flies. I was introduced by a friend (a great fly tyer also)to McPhail. Great Vids!
sent him a donation.

Davie mcphail...

The donate button can be found under the home tab on the YouTube Channel. I consider Davie mcphail the Ronaldo of fly-tying, and his videos help thousends of Tyers to raise their game, worth a donation!

Thanks for Pointing this out!...


Have been watching Davie for years and telling many students in many classes to watch his videos. Did not even see the "Donate" link. I'll send Davie a note to make it BIGGER. Just sent a donation. Well worth it.

Thanks for bringing this to a fans attention!


hi Dave I have a sc...

hi Dave I have a scud fly that iam sure it is yours because it is done so well its a bead head woven with green on bottom and pink on top with ice dubbing for thorax the hook i would say is a 14 or16 scud hook and i can't seem to find it in your fly awsum fly colletion i have one here but iam lost how to weave this pattern sorry iam still new at this so if you have to time to respond it woud be a honer there is no hurry Dave iam sure you are busy man thanks ever so much in advance sorry for the book he he Gerry

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Bill, We have no ...


We have no direct contact with Davie McPhail, but just feature his colossal series of fly-tying videos. You can consider posting a comment on his YouTube channel and ask him to tie the Juice Bug Damsel.


I have ben watched a...

I have ben watched a lot of Davie McPhail fly tying video, and I wondering is it possible to copy the picture and the recipe.
I am tying flies only for my own use.
If I can copy the picture and the recipe can you show me how I can copy the picture.

Best Regards Odd - Julian Martinsen ( Norway )


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