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I am a Professional fly tier and passionate Saltwater fly fisherman. I hope you enjoy browsing the blog and please also visit my Webshop where you will find many high quality materials for tying those Saltwater and Predator flies.





Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Chris' Vlog Episode 4 is now Live.

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I didn't get out much on the Fly during June due to the somewhat erratic weather patterns we had, however I did manage a few Ultralight lure sessions. I think there are quite a few Fly anglers that also enjoy a bit of Lure fishing and in my opinion it pays to keep your options open in order to keep fishing at times. Hopefully July will see me back out on the fly. In the meantime I hope you enjoy this months Vlog and there is a short film of one of my Sessions which was incredibly productive and hugely enjoyable.





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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhiVueXVC7M&t=121s

Friday, 31 May 2019

Chris's Vlog episode 3 is now Live! Saltwater fly and lure fishing.

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Unusually May has been a tough month in the Salt on both Fly and Lure. See how I got on in this month's Vlog.





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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odS7U13-HKM&t=5s

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Launch of new Vlog!

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For a while now I have been toying with the idea of a Video blog ( Vlog ). Having made a few short video's in the past of some of my sessions I wanted to take things to the next level.





I fish a fair bit throughout the year using various methods including Fly, Lure and LRF styles of fishing so I felt there was plenty of opportunity for me to create regular content and include all these methods. The style I fish is usually dictated by the current conditions, including tides, wind and Sea state at various marks around the Island. Being flexible and keeping an eye on the prevailing conditions keeps me fishing when if I were fishing just one style, I might dismiss going fishing altogether at certain times.





Now there are plenty of Vloggers out there, granted, but very few include Saltwater fly fishing and looking on You tube it's hard to find good video's relating to the UK Saltwater fly scene and I hope to include a fair bit within the Vlog.





Before proceeding I gave a lot of thought about what format I wanted the Vlog to take. Now I admit freely I am not much of a talker and more of a do'er, I consider myself an angler, first and foremost above all else, it's who I am and my whole life revolves around it. Therefore I wanted the Vlog to reflect how I see my angling.





Now I don't know about you but I love watching atmospheric, well filmed sequences rather than Go Pro / Action camera style video's. That's just my personal preference and I'm not saying there is anything wrong with filming that way, indeed you will see the odd frame or two shot on a chest cam, but I wanted to produce as high a quality Vlog as possible and so I have immersed myself into the world of filmmaking, spending many hours watching tutorials and studying methods and techniques in film making so that I might achieve my goal of producing nicely shot content for the enjoyment of others. And that is the shape that the Vlog will take, I will be doing a little talking but for the most part each edition will contain a short and hopefully atmospheric and inspiring film describing my fishing for that month.





So without further ado Please follow the link below to what is my first official episode of the Vlog. I did put up a pilot episode at the end of last month just to gauge reaction and as an experiment to see what the format might look like, If you compare the two I think you'll see that things are moving along nicely regarding quality and my skills as a videographer. If you enjoy the Vlogs please let me know by liking them and subscribing to the channel so you receive notification when each new episode is uploaded.





Thanks for reading and hopefully watching ;)






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AndQq6sIno

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Silver Scales Scissors now in stock!

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We have commissioned a nice range of Scissors bearing the Silver Scales brand, these high quality tools come in three sizes, a 4 inch standard blade suitable for cutting Hair and Fibre, a 4 inch and 3.75 inch with Precision tip blades for finer work such as trimming thread and accurate trimming of fine materials. The large ergonomic loops have been powder coated with the Silver scales blue colour which makes them more comfortable to use over uncoated handles and not to mention combined with the tastefully laser etched Silver Scales branding, they will look great on your fly tying bench!





Check them out in the shop here : https://www.silverscalesflytying.co.uk/product/silver-scales-fly-tying-scissors/





Thursday, 7 March 2019

New Bottle size from Solarez!

At last Solarez have started producing a new handy bottle size, the 0.5fl oz ( approx. 15ml ) represents great value and as a precision applicator is also included it makes them the number one choice in UV Resins. Zero tack and low odour formula make it a market leader.





Now available in 4 formulas including, Thin, Thick, Flex and the all new Medium!





Check them out in the shop.






https://www.silverscalesflytying.co.uk/product/solarez-uv-resin-0-5oz-bottles-with-applicator/

Friday, 1 March 2019

New SBS Video, Big Eye fry Baitfish

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These little guys generated a lot of interest on social media recently with numerous requests for a Video SBS on how to tie them. Primarily designed for our European Sea Bass but no doubt effective for a wide range of species anywhere in the world.






https://youtu.be/obA4gA32i0c

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

New SBS Video on the Channel - Chris's Mackerel

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Here's a nice Mackerel pattern Bass fly I came up with, should prove to be a hit with the Silver Pirates when the Mackerel are about!






https://youtu.be/rkQZMZmf1WA