Fly Tying



Fly Tying Sessions 2018 – Grafham Water Fishing Lodge

Saturday 27th January and Saturday 17th February – 09.30 to 12.00 hrs

Invicta will once again be organising two Fly Tying Workshops for those who wish to learn or improve their tying. Peter Hartley has kindly agreed to attend both sessions and Peter Waterhouse will be there to tie some flies and show his Scottie range of fly tying gear. Jeff Hickson, and other notable Invicta fly tyers will also be there.

In addition, Allan Sefton has offered to attend both sessions and help anyone who thinks they might need to brush up their casting technique, and maybe some who don’t. Bring along you own gear.

Please let me know if you would like to attend.

Are you a beginner, or have you any particular technique or fly pattern you would like to learn how to tie? Maybe you are a brilliant fly tyer and would like to pass on your skills to others! I will pass on your requests to those demonstrating. If you are interested please give me a call and let me know what you would like to do. Hopefully we can arrange things so that everyone attending gets the most out of the sessions.

Please give me a call to book in or for any further information. Paul Stevens.

Phone 01480 403529

Mobile 07831 235069


A few photographs from the first session:




Fly Tying is a fascinating extension to  the sport of fly fishing and a certain satisfaction is gained from hooking a fish on a fly or lure that you have tied yourself.  For those wishing to start from basics, a very good and easy to follow guide is the ‘Fly Tying Bible‘ by Peter Gathercole. Each stage of tying is illustrated with clear photographs.







Flies and Fly Boxes

Members are invited to submit photographs of their fly boxes or individual flies that they have tied and had success with. When submitting individual flies and lures, please include list of tying materials.



Salmon FlySalmon Fly prepared from feathers many of which are very difficult to find. This example was shown to us by Steve Cooper of ‘Cookshill Fly Tying’. It is a thing of beauty, but too precious to ever see water let alone the inside of a salmon’s mouth!

Unless of course you are wealthy enough to fish with flies which cost over £50 each.








One of Kieran Bonas’s competition fly boxes.


Kieran Bonas' competition box






Flies tied by Mick Huffer at an Invicta meeting.

Click to view Mick Huffer flies




Grayling nymphs by John Emerson at  October 2014 Invicta meeting.

Grayling nymphs





















Sedge patterns tied by Chris Reeves at October 2014 Invicta meeting.

Note the florist’s flower wrapping membrane wing on second from left.






















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