Our All NEW Feathersmith Kit - A dry fly you can use all year!

Our season opened yesterday - it was a bit of a washout though (and I had my pasties and pork pie all ready) - oh well, there's always the weekend!

Whilst the rivers are all washed out it's a perfect time to grab a brew, sit down at the vice and fill up your early-season fly box with a few dry flies which will see you right through the year.

On that note ...

Another Feathersmith Kit has just broken cover ... and this is a good one ... it's one of your "early season essential" patterns.

But first ...

I would just like to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who have used our Feathersmith Fly Tying site and taken the time to leave us a review, we especially liked this one:

Red-Neck Hare's Ear Tungsten Nymph

Following along the lines of:

"flies which are successful and work almost everywhere"

For this month we've chosen one of the most popular (and successful) dry flies around - especially in the early parts of the season.

This is a simple but really effective pattern - I believe this pattern is so successful because of the way it sits on the water - riding high - is one which was absent from our line-up, until now. This pattern has always been a staple in my fly box and works really well in April on all rivers throughout the UK.

"What's the fly?" - It's the Jingler:

Grayling Steel Blue

If you keep on reading you can find out much more about the new Jingler Feathersmith kit, but first ...

Just as a quick reminder, here's what's included when you purchase one of our Feathersmith pattern-specific kits:

  1. A kit full of world-class materials (Semperfli, Ahrex, etc.) - more than enough to tie all 30 flies in the kit
  2. A 'here's one I made earlier' sample pre-tied fly - for this kit you get one of each variant sample tied flies
  3. A tutorial detailing the history of the fly you are tying
  4. A video tutorial of how to tie each variant of the fly - presented by a professional fly tyer
  5. A video tutorial of how to get the best when fishing your finished fly

Contained inside each kit is a leaflet which will direct you to a secret page on our website where all the videos (and more information on the pattern) can be accessed.

One quote you will hear time and again when fly tying is:

"It's more expensive to tie your own flies than it is to buy them."

Not anymore it isn't, our Feathersmith kits allow you to tie a stunning pattern with the very best materials available - all for less than £1 per fly - now that is great value.

Introducing ... The Jingler

This seventh in our series of kits focuses on the Jingler - a very versatile pattern you should have in your fly box because it's one pattern that can be fished all year round and is a great 'general impression' of a whole host of up-winged insects.

The Jingler is one fly which accounts for the majority of the fish I entice to the net in a season - it is a great imitation of the March Brown, Large Dark Olive and Blue Winged Olive.

It is thought that the Jingler pattern was first created over 200 years ago to imitate flies hatching on the Tweed, due to its double-hackle design this is a fly that sits high on the water, just like the real flies before they take flight.

As well as being a great fly to use in both early and late season, It also has the added bonus of being pretty straightforward to tie.

Red-Neck Hare's Ear Tungsten Nymph Kit

Red-Neck Hare's Ear Tungsten Nymph

Our Jingler kit includes:

  • AHREX FW503 hooks (10 each of sizes 12, 14 & 16)
  • Semperfli Pale Olive 12/0 Thread
  • Superfine Light Olive Dubbing
  • Strung Cock Grizzly Hackle
  • Saddle Grizzly Hackle
  • Hen Natural Grizzly Hackle
  • Pre-Tied Sample Jingler

All of the above high-quality materials combined make a quality fly which is straightforward to tie.

Contained inside each kit is also a leaflet which will direct you to a secret page on our website where all the videos (including Kenan's Beginners Fly tying series) can be accessed.

Our Feathersmith Jingler kit is now available for only £30. At less than £1/fly, that's great value for money.

*** Go on, you know you want to. Our Feathersmith kits are perfect to while away the hours when the rivers are unfishable and at less than £1/fly they offer great value ***

Try Our Other Feathersmith Kits!

We've now built up quite a range of Feathersmith kits. We have you covered for the most successful flies no matter what month you are fishing.

Take a look at these two kits below. The Griffith's Gnat is perfect for those post-mayfly sessions, whilst the CdC Bubble Caddis is perfect for fishing the evening rise all through the season:

Image of Griffith's Bling Gnat & Crazy Palmer - Fly Tying Kit

Griffith's Bling Gnat & Crazy Palmer - Fly Tying Kit


Image of CdC Bubble Caddis - Fly Tying Kit

CdC Bubble Caddis - Fly Tying Kit


*** Go on, you know you want to. Our Feathersmith kits are perfect to while away the hours when the rivers are unfishable and at less than £1/fly they offer great value ***

Want To Buy, Rather Than Tie?

We know that lots of you don't tie your own flies - that's why you buy the ready tied versions from us! If you want to grab a little piece of the Jingler action - we also have them available individually:

More Nice Words About Our Kits!

But, I've Never Tied A Fly Before!

Don't worry, we've got you covered ...

We know that our Feathersmith kits appeal to both the beginner and more experienced fly tyers, and since launching our first kits we've had quite a few enquiries asking if we could provide a 'basic set of skills' course to help those of you just starting out on this fantastic hobby.

Kenan Haseta is a professional fly tyer and keen fly angler, he's a regular visitor to the Ribnik to test out his creations, he's also 'our man in Bosnia' and has been tying stunning 'one-off' creations for us for the last few years, his tying skills are second to none.

We've asked Kenan a few times if he would share his experience and skills in video format - he's pretty shy and always wanted to be behind, rather than in front, of the camera. So we twisted his arm a little and he's agreed:

Kenan has created a set of 'basic skills' videos for us, with detailed explanations of all the tools, vices, hooks, materials and how to dress a hook.

Kenan's 'Fly Tying for Beginners' video series is available for FREE to everyone.

In the meantime, tight threads and have fun out there.