Thursday, 15 February 2018

Monkey Flies

I spent a few hours at the fly tying vice yesterday in preparation for a forthcoming trip to the River Dee in the next few weeks. This is one of my favourite fly patterns to use, not only in spring but all year round. These ones are tied on 21mm Eumer aluminium tubes and have a wing length of around 5". Hopefully they'll do the business in the coming weeks and months.
A team of Monkey Flies ready for action on the River Dee.
The original Monkey Fly.
Chartreuse Monkey. I copied this pattern from Gordon Armstrong who has been doing well this spring with it. I'll be giving it a go myself.


  1. Cracking tying Craig - they look belters

  2. Cheers pal. I was very pleased with how these ones turned out myself to be honest! They'll be getting a good swim this week on the Dee.