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[Video] How to Dye CDC Feathers

Davie McPhail demonstrates how to dye CDC feathers.

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[Video] Davie McPhail’s Caddis Pupa Emerger

Davie McPhail demonstrates how to tie a caddis pupa emerger in this fly tying video tutorial. I’m always amazed by his patterns, they are really miniature works of art. I hope the trout appreciate how beautiful they are! Davie’s attention to detail in his patterns is really quite amazing. Case in point, notice how Davie […]

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[Video] How to Make Knotted Pheasant Tail Legs

If you are wondering how to make knotted pheasant tail legs, you are in luck since Davie McPhail is here to show us how. Enjoy!

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[Video] Tying the Transformer Midge (Dry Fly) by Davie McPhail

This is a great all-round dry fly pattern which will represent a Hawthorn, Gnat and Adult Midge..It is worth tying in a smaller size as well and instead of CDC as the wing a pearly flash can be used. Materials Used Hook: Kamasan B160 size 14 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Body: Small or Micro Black Suede […]

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Tying Flies with Davie McPhail Small Emerger Caddis

Davie McPhail ties a small emerger Caddis.

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Tying a Mink Tailed Damsel Nymph by Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail demonstrates how to tie a cool damsel nymph is this fly tying video tutorial. Mink Tailed Damsel Nymph Material List Hook: Kamasan B175 size 12 Thread: Olive or Chartreuse Uni-8/0 Tail: Olive Mink Zonker Strip Rib: Uni-Floss Neon Chartreuse Body: Olive Mink Fur Thorax Cover: Pearl or Mirage Opal Tinsel Leg: Dyed Lime […]

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[Video] Davie McPhail Grouse & Gold River Wet Fly

Yet another beautiful work of art by Davie McPhail as he demonstrates how to tie his Grouse & Gold River wet fly in this fly tying video tutorial. Grouse & Gold River Wet Fly Materials Hook: Kamasan B170 size 14 Thread: Pearsall’s Gossamer Silk Gold Tag: Pearsall’s Gossamer Silk Gold Body: A mix of Fox […]

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[Video] Davy Wotton Cinnamon & Brown Emerger Caddis (Variant)

Master fly tyer Davie McPhail demonstrates how to tie a Cinnamon/Brown Emerger Caddis, a variant of a Davy Wotton’ emerger caddis pattern. Cinnamon & Brown Emerger Caddis Material List Hook: Fulling Mill Super Grub size 12 Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0, Orange Rib: Clear Nymph Wrap or Tinsel Body: SLF Dubbing, Cinnamon Thorax Cover: Cock Pheasant Tail […]

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[Video] Tying a Green Royal Coachman by Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail demonstrates how to tie a Green Royal Coachman dry fly is this fly tying video tutorial. Why green? Why not. It looks great and it’s a little different from all those red ones. I’m game. Green Royal Coachman Material List Hook: Kamasan B170, Size 10 Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0, Olive Wing: Calf Body Hair, […]

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[Video] Haystack Emerger by Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail demonstrates how to tie a Haystack Emerger in this fly tying video. This fly pattern is a variant of the original Haystack developed by Fran Betters in the 1930s, only tied without a tail to allow rear of the fly to sink below the water surface to imitate an emerging mayfly. Haystack Emerger […]

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