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SOLIHULL FLYDRESSERS RUN FLY TYING MEETINGS EVERY MONDAY NIGHT STARTING 8pm FROM OCTOBER THROUGH TO APRIL AT THE TOM O'THE WOOD PUB AT ROWINGTON.

WE HAVE 3 SECTIONS WHICH CATER FOR DIFFERENT ABILITIES AND TYPES OF FLY.

IN 1974 JOHN LANE STARTED SOLIHULL FLYDRESSERS TO PASS ON HIS KNOWLEDGE TO OTHER FISHERS WHO WANTED TO ENJOY THE SATISFACTION OF CATCHING A TROUT ON A FLY TIED BY THEMSELVES. HE BUILT A PROGRESSIVE SERIES OF LESSONS EXPLAINING BASIC OPERATIONS AND A SERIES OF FLIES INCORPORATING ALL THE NECESSARY TECHNIQUES THAT WILL TEACH NEW FLY TYERS AND THOSE NEEDING A REFRESHER ALL THEY NEED TO KNOW IN ORDER TO TIE ANY SORT OF FISHING FLY.

THE NEWCOMERS TABLE IS RUN BY ANDY MILLER AND COVERS ALL THE TECHNIQUES NEEDED TO TIE FLIES, HE IS ALSO A FONT OF KNOWLEDGE FOR FISHING OUR BROOK.

TIM WILSON and RUSS RABOT RUN A TABLE THAT COVERS ALL OF THE KILLER TROUT FLIES FOR LAKE AND RIVER INCLUDING ALL OF THE LATEST PATTERNS AND MATERIALS.

OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE EXPANDED OUR FLY TYING TO INCLUDE SALMON AND SEA TROUT WHICH IS RUN BY GARY WELSHER. THE SERIES OF FLIES BUILD UP FROM THE BASIC TECHNIQUES TO COVER EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IN ORDER TO TIE ANY SALMON OR SEA TROUT FLY.

HERE ARE THE INSTRUCTION SHEETS FOR THE SALMON LESSONS. COPIES OF THE PROFESSIONALLY PRINTED BOOK ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT 13.50 inc PP. THE 200 PAGE BOOK IS A CONVENIENT A5 SIZE AND WIRE BOUND TO LAY FLAT ON YOUR DESK. A DVD OF ALL THE FLIES AND INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS OF TECHNIQUES IS ALSO INCLUDED.

SOME OF THE FLIES COME FROM salmonfishingforum.com AND MY THANKS GO TO ALL THE GUYS ON THERE WHO SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE. THIS FORUM COVERS ALL THE ASPECTS OF SALMON FISHING AND IS A GREAT SOURCE FOR ADVICE AND HELP.

ANOTHER GREAT SOURCE ARE THE VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE BY   DAVIE McPHAIL   ANDREW McGALL    OFM

THESE GUYS ARE BRILLIANT AND PUT UP THESE VIDEOS FOR FREE.

HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM PUBLICATIONS SUCH AS TROUT AND SALMON MAGAZINE THAT COVER SOME INTERESTING NEW TECHNIQUES.

SNAKE FLIES - FOR SALMON DUTCH STYLE

MIKAEL FRODIN - MAKE THEM SWIM

MIKAEL FRODIN - KILLER WITH TENTACLES

MIKAEL FRODIN - MATERIAL FOR HIS TUBE FLIES

 

IF YOU THINK THAT YOU COULD BE A PROFESSIONAL FLY TYING INSTRUCTOR CHECK OUT THE TEST SHEET FOR THE AAPGAI AND SEE IF YOU FIT THE BILL.