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Flytying Inspiration

Flytying inspiration comes from various sources such as books, magazines, websites, friends and more than ever these days...youtube flytyers such as Davie McPhail and Martyn White aka Flickingfeathers .
I used to collect T&S and FF&FT for years and have boxes of them in the loft.
However I stopped buying them as they were getting repetitive and be coming more of an advertising vehicle more than anything else.
However last week I bought a fishing magazine for the first time in  years! Just to read during my lunchtime at work.
I purchased The Autumn edition of T&S which I found to be as expected very dull with not a lot to interest me, apart from one article which caught my eye on a fly pattern called the mandarin crippler.
Always a sucker for tying big bushy patterns I read this page with interest as I liked the look of this as it suited my style of fishing and I fancied having a go at tying this pattern.
However I don't have the exact materials as described in the article I tied a couple up in a similar style!

 

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