Fly masters

The best ideas and pat­terns will make you a Fly­mas­ter

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Fly Masters -

“Each month a chal­lenge will be set invit­ing you, the ty­ers, to put your cre­ativ­ity to the test...with Peter Gather­cole as judge.”

Fly Dressers’ Guild chair­man Peter Gather­cole judges TroutFish­er­man’s fly-ty­ing com­pe­ti­tion Eighth chal­lenge com­ment

WHEN de­vis­ing a pat­tern that in­cor­po­rates traits of both a wet fly and a lure, there are var­i­ous ways of ap­proach­ing the chal­lenge. The most ob­vi­ous one is de­cid­ing which traits of ei­ther fly type should be em­pha­sised. Again our Fly­mas­ters ty­ers met the chal­lenge, and it was a good en­try with plenty of in­ter­est­ing ideas on show in­clud­ing all man­ner of ma­te­rial and colour com­bi­na­tions. I have to ad­mit that when we came up with this par­tic­u­lar chal­lenge I had still­wa­ter pat­terns in mind. So it came as a bit of a sur­prise that a few of our en­tries were based on pat­tern types such as the Spi­der. True, Spi­ders are used on lakes but they are most of­ten thought of as river pat­terns. What was par­tic­u­larly en­cour­ag­ing was that a few of th­ese Spi­der Lure com­bi­na­tions were very good in­deed.

About Fly­mas­ters

THE Fly­mas­ters fly-ty­ing com­pe­ti­tion is judged each month by TF’s very own Peter Gather­cole. Each month a chal­lenge will be set invit­ing you, the ty­ers, to put your cre­ativ­ity to the test. Your pat­tern should then be posted to us at the Trout Fish­er­man of­fices and will be passed onto Peter. Now the Chair­man of the Fly Dressers’ Guild, au­thor of the best-sell­ers ‘ Fly Ty­ing For Be­gin­ners’ and the ‘ Fly Ty­ing Bi­ble’ and all-round game fish­ing per­son­al­ity Peter is well placed to be judge. It’s up to you to im­press him!

How flies will be judged

Peter is look­ing for in­no­va­tion, a high stan­dard of ty­ing and cre­ativ­ity but this has to be tem­pered with the pat­tern’s prow­ess as a fish-catcher – af­ter all, that’s what it’s even­tu­ally de­signed to do. All sub­mit­ted flies should be squashed barb or tied on bar­b­less hooks.

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