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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, 17 October 2017

Sybai Products

If you haven't already tried any of the unique products from Sybai then I strongly suggest that you give them a try!

Sybai's product range features some unique materials such as Saltwater Ghost hair and Saltwater flash hair. Ignore the Saltwater bit if you're a Pike angler, these materials are just as applicable to Pike flies as they are Saltwater flies.

I've just topped up with these two superb materials as well as the Angel hair so have a look at these and give them a go, i'm sure you will be impressed!

Ghost hair


Saltwater flash hair

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

New Website!

I am very pleased announce that we have a New Website!

Unfortunately the old site was proving to be rather slow and difficult to use so we have completely changed platform now and I am rather pleased with the results and I very much hope you like it too!

My eternal gratitude to Lee Harper-Smith who has been hard at work behind the scenes working on the site and getting it where we wanted it to be.

Have a browse and see what you think.

Please feel free to post your comments and feedback below.


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Sybai Saltwater Flash hair Candy

I recently put together a new step by step video on how to tie a Surf Candy style fly using Sybai's excellent Saltwater Flash hair and also featuring Solarez UV resin.

Pop over to the shop if you'd like to give this fly a go with these two brilliant products!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

New Preyfish fibre in stock!

A new material has just landed here at Silver Scales, Preyfish fibre is soft, mobile, extremely hydrophobic and superbly versatile!
From Big Pike flies to smaller baitfish patterns this fibre will do it all!
Create bulk using very little material keeping your flies light and easy to cast!

Video's coming soon using this outstanding material, in the meantime check it out at
www.silverscalesflytying.co.uk along with many other specialist Saltwater and Predator fly tying materials!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Solarez UV resin

I am very pleased to announce that Silver Scales Fly Tying is now a Solarez stockist!

Solarez is probably the best UV resin on the market, and I can say that with authority because I have had the chance to use and test a great many of the other UV resins on the market!

Once cured it is absolutely bone dry, that is to say there is no sticky or tacky residue left behind on the surface of the resin that then has to be re coated with varnish to give a final dry finish. This would seem to me to be not only self defeating but also very uneconomical! Why not just use a product like Solarez that does the job properly in one hit?!

Solarez comes in several different versions and at the moment we are stocking the fly tie tubes in Thin and Thick versions. We will also be stocking the flex soon as well as other larger sizes for those who tie a lot of flies or tie professionally. Solarez is definitely the Pro's choice and if you've never tried it then I suggest very strongly that you do!

Head over to the shop and take a look ;)


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Sybai Ghost hair

One of my suppliers here at Silver Scales is a great company called Sybai and they have a great range of mostly unique products.
One such product is called Ghost hair and they recently brought out a Saltwater version, in fact they have added a Saltwater version to several of their range including the awesome Flash hair! The Saltwater ranges are not only perfect for salty stuff but also Pike and other predator flies. Both the above mentioned products are available in the Silver Scales shop.

I have put together a new video featuring one way of using these two brilliant materials.

Hope you like it and if you have a minute please visit the Silver Scales shop to check out our great products range and subscribe to our news letter to be updated when new items are added to our stock and keep up with special offers and other news!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Glass Candies

Here's a little pattern that will catch a few fish when they're fry feeding. Made with Sybai Saltwater Flash hair, soft and mobile with loads of flash! Size 4 hook. Available in the shop.