Crane flies are more commonly known as ‘Daddies’ or ‘Harries’ and are of great interest to anglers during late summer. This is a great pattern to use from late July through to September. It can be used not only for brown trout and rainbows but also for sea trout and salmon on the loughs.
Jimmy Tyrrell knows a good fly when he sees one, so when someone sent him this mayfly pattern to tie, he decided to keep a few for himself. See what you think. Download original article as PDF There are a lot of very nice wet mayfly patterns out there and... Read more
Want to tie a sedge pupa that has never failed to catch trout? Jimmy Tyrrell explains how, as he reveals this sure-fire pattern. Download original article as PDF I have been tying flies for many years and during that time I have come up with a few patterns which have... Read more
Jimmy Tyrrell shares a dry duckfly pattern that he came across quite a few years ago and which is probably the only dry pattern that he ties, as there is normally more demand for the wet style. Download original article as PDF I can’t even recall where I came across... Read more
It can be the dread of every fly angler and fly dresser. It can be a tricky fly to imitate and get right. But, says Jimmy Tyrrell, when trout are feeding on them on those warm summer days this pattern will do the trick. Download original article as PDF What... Read more
If the olives aren’t hatching, there’s nothing Jimmy Tyrrell likes more than some early season nymphing. This is a pattern that has brought him a lot of success. Download original article as PDF I really look forward to the start of the fishing season on my local rivers and doing... Read more