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The North Country Fly – Yorkshire’s Soft Hackle Tradition, is Robert L Smith’s definitive work on the history, dressing and fishing of the traditional north country spider patterns of northern England.Featuring numerous unpublished manuscripts and fly lists, this impressive publication illustrates over 300 years of North Country tradition. Beautifully illustrated with examples of actual flies and materials, and with images of original manuscripts, this book is the definitive master work on the history, dressing and fishing of the traditional North Country flies.
The speckled plumage of the red grouse has many uses for the soft hackle fan & the wings & tail form the basis for the grouse series of wets.
Complete Mallard skins including all the classic plumes associated with the Mallard.
Anvil Ultimate Curved Scissor£23.99
Curved version of the ‘Ultimate’ Straight scissor. 4" long.
French Partridge Full Skin£20.00
The French Partridge flank feathers are well known components of a few Mayfly patterns, however the other plumage of this bird gives us much to play with.
Finer wing quills than crow quills, the grey scalp hackles are excellent for spider patterns or soft long head hackles on variants of traditional palmered flies such as the Zulu.
Starling Skin is a great skin for soft hackle fly tying material to tie wet flies.