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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.





Monday, 18 June 2018

How was your opening weekend to the River Season?

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Silver Scales Pro Team Member, Lee Harper-Smith has been putting our rubber legs to good use and having fun on his local river with a frog fly pattern to tempt Chub. As you can see from the picture, Chub love to nail a big bait like this!

The fly uses the following:

White Veevus Thread
Rubber Legs (in Green, Brown and Chartreuse)
Sakuma Manta Extra 545 2/0
6mm Silverscales Eyes
2mm Foam in Green & White from a Craft Shop and a brown marker pen

Gentle jerks of the fly make it work like a frog and work the legs nicely with them returning to their forward position naturally in the water on the pause and folding backwards on the pull.

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Chub are great sport when caught on the fly but always remember to use a trace if pike are present.

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How did your opening weekend on the Rivers go?

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Minnow heads - VMC Hooks

Great little Jigheads featuring a Minnow shaped head.

Perfect for Swimbaits, Paddletails etc.

Collar with barb.

High quality super sharp Black Nickel coated VMC Hooks with a strong medium wire.

5 Jigheads to a pack.

More sizes coming soon.

 

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Silver Scales Coated Dropshot weights

Dropshotting has become very popular over the last couple of years and as a result some waters or stretches of Canal and Rivers have become very pressured and the fish are starting to wise up. Using camouflaged end tackle can only help with this. If you think about it a shiny or semi shiny lead bouncing and twitching about near your lure could be very distracting to the fish and in pressured areas actually set them on edge? A camo coated weight will be less obvious and less distracting and I would certainly always take the option of camouflaging my end tackle regardless, it could just give you the edge!

Good quality hand cast and coated weights in 5 sizes

4 weights to a pack

Choose option from drop down box.

 

Silver Scales Round Jigheads - VMC Hooks

Hand cast Jigheads featuring the excellent quality VMC Hooks - Very strong Medium wire - Black Nickel coated so suitable for Fresh and Salt water applications and very sharp!

Various weights and Hook sizes choose options from the drop down box.

5 Jigheads to a pack

 

Shop expansion - Fly and Lure

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We are pleased to announce an expansion to the Silver scales Brand!

Behind the scenes we have been working on a new Website focusing on Lure fishing. Many of you are not solely Fly fisherman and like to diversify into other areas of the sport and Lure fishing is the next best thing when conditions aren't suitable for the Fly!

Initially the Focus is on Ultralight / Dropshot / Jig / LRF as this is a popular and growing area of the sport but the site will grow to accommodate other forms of Lure fishing.

New stock is being added all the time and will continue to grow over the coming weeks and months.

If you are a Lure angler please pop over and have a look and add the new site to your favourites and tell your friends about the exciting new development from Silver Scales! If you aren't already a Lure angler, why not give it a try?!

Click on the image below to be taken to the new site.