I noticed on a social media page that some angling friends have been tying some lovely versions of the famous Jingler fly pattern recently. An excellent early season dry fly pattern of great repute for the likes of the River Clyde! I believe this famous old pattern originated in regions of the River Tweed over two centuries ago and is very popular on many other Scottish Lowland rivers too. I was rather impressed with my friends tying of them, so I thought I would throw my fishing bunnet into the ring, so to speak. Heres my take on a couple of Jinglers I tied this morning! Hope you like them and it gives you the notion to get to the vice and tie some up too!
Last night I got to experimenting with a new modern material called Bush Baby from FNF which was brought to my attention just last week. From what I was told it's used to form egg flies which are very popular at small commercial fisheries and the like. However I noticed that this material could have other uses such as forming a muddler style head on Loch Style Wets. I really like the look of this and will look into getting some more of this material in more natural colours such as black and shades of brown if those are available. These look as if they could work well! To my knowledge I've never seen any bush baby muddlers before! Im very pleased with how they look but the acid test will be how they perform in the water! Be interesting to see if they push through the water in the same way that deer hair does!