Fly Tying

Fly Tying Nights

wlaa Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:17

We are organising a new monthly fly tying group and are looking for members who are interested in tying their own flies to get in touch. The group isn't focused on teaching fly tying however there will be experienced tyers attendning and equipment available so if you are a novice you'll be in good hands. If this takes off we will hire a regular room in Livingston and mark it in the diary as an ongoing event. To justify room hire and purchase of equipment we need at least ten members in regular attendence.

Filling The Flybox #2

wlaa Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:02

Compartment 2 of the 2016 flybox is a basic buzzer. This is the only buzzer I use these days, nothing fancy and again only two materials, thread and wire. Thread colour and wire are personal choices, my choices are dictated by what I have in the cabinet and the three that I've tied for compartment 2 are black with red wire. I'm not mad about buzzers but they can be useful at times, on the river I usually fish this fly under a spider.

Filling The Flybox

wlaa Mon, 02/08/2016 - 17:28

I'm currently tying my 2016 Almond flybox and while it may not have all the fancy flies I used to carry I'm quite sure it will do just as well. The last couple of seasons have seen only one fly in the box and last season I chopped the hook and went hookless. This year however I'm planning to fill all 12 compartments with different flies, Wow! 12 flies, seems like a lot. While tying today I decided to turn on the phone and record a wee video of the first fly to hit the new box and I share it with you below.

Artlink Fly Tying Class

wlaa Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:25

WLAA are currently running some fly tying classes with Artlink Edinburgh & Lothians bringing together people with an interest in fishing and art. These classes are part of our promotion of angling in West Lothian and are greatly enjoyed by everyone. This class is an introduction to Fly tying and is focused on learning all the basic skills and tools required to develop as a fly tyer. We have held two classes so far and have another two planned before we head out onto the water to test our flies out on the toughest of judges, the trout.