Posts Tagged ‘Davie McPhail’

Tying Andre Puyans Loop Wing Dry Fly with Davie McPhail

Tying Andre Puyans Loop Wing Dry Fly with Davie McPhail

Loop wing dry fly – An interesting take on a quill body mayfly using hackle tips looped for the wing. It can easy adapted by color and size to meet local hatches.

Pattegrisen Shrimp variant with Davie McPhail

Pattegrisen Shrimp variant with Davie McPhail

The Pattegrisen Shrimp (aka the Pink Pig) is a great shrimp imitation for saltwater. Change up some colors and you’d have a great freshwater crawfish pattern as well.

Metallica Salmon Fly – Davie McPhail

Metallica Salmon Fly – Davie McPhail

Metallica Salmon Fly designed by Mr. Petur Steingrimsson at Big Laxa in Iceland, designed whilst he was listing to a song by Metallica, on state radio Mr. Petur Steingrimsson is over 80 years old and had been a guide on the Laxa for over 60 years

Balmoral Variant Dee Salmon Fly – Davie McPhail

Balmoral Variant Dee Salmon Fly – Davie McPhail

The Balmoral is an iconic Dee fly. Here Davie McPhail shows a detailed tutorial of its construction.

Saltwater Fly by Davie McPhail

Saltwater Fly by Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail shows an innovate fly with a very unique tailing method.

Carron Dabbler By Davie McPhail

Carron Dabbler By Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail how how to tie his Carron Dabbler. A great winged wet fly, with the level of professionalism and high quility video and descrpition that can only be offered by Davie.

Olive Pheasant Tail Upright Nymph by Davie McPhail

Olive Pheasant Tail Upright Nymph by Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail shows how to tie an Olive Pheasant Tail Upright Nymph. This unique fly design allows the hook to fish point up. Be sure to watch Davie’s tips for rigging as well.

Golden Stonefly Nymph by Davie McPhail

Golden Stonefly Nymph by Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail shows how to tie his Golden Stonefly Nymph. The detailed instruction shows a fly that is not only a productive, but is very realistic.

Olive Quilled Cruncher- by Davie McPhail

Olive Quilled Cruncher- by Davie McPhail

Davie Mcphail ties a great nymph pattern, the Olive Quilled Cruncher. This pattern makes use of Dyed Peacock Quill for a great looking segmented body.

The Stimulator- by Davie McPhail

The Stimulator- by Davie McPhail

There are many different versions of the Stimulator, in both a range of color and sizes. While designed as a stonefly imitation, many anglers fish it as a searching pattern or when caddis are present. Davie McPhail’s instructions and insight are valuable to both the beginner and experienced tier of this pattern.

Parachute Black Ant- by Davie McPhail

Parachute Black Ant- by Davie McPhail

Davie Mcphail gives a great tutorial on tying a Parachute Black Ant

Davie McPhail ties a small spinner

Davie McPhail ties a small spinner

Davie McPhail ties a great small mayfly spinner. As summer comes into full swing, this would be a great midge or trico pattern. With a few simple color adjustments, this could cover a lot of bases

Polish Pheasant Tail Nymph with Davie McPhail

Polish Pheasant Tail Nymph with Davie McPhail

Davie shows a great style of nymph popular in Poland. While the body is the same as a typical Pheasant Tail nymph, there is a unique thorax and head. Make sure to watch to see Davie’s pink dropper he fishes with this fly.

Davie McPhail ties a Mahongany Mayfly Nymph

Davie McPhail ties a Mahongany Mayfly Nymph

Davie McPhail ties his Mahongany Mayfly Nymph. This pattern can easily be adapted to match any mayfly nymph. Notice the tapered underbody that Davie builds with his lead and the tag ends of the tail biots.

Deer Hair & CDC Comparadun by Davie McPhail

Deer Hair & CDC Comparadun by Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail ties a great mixed Deer Hair and CDC comparadun. Comparaduns are excellent mayfly imitations and Davie ties this one as a BWO.

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