I am a distant relative of a famous North Country angler/author. And this simple quirk of fate has in many respects dictated my views in regards to the tying of the traditional North Country Spiders. (Best not mention number of […]
Waterhen Hackles & North Country Spiders The Waterhen or Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) is a common sight around the rivers and lakes of the UK. Easily distinguished from its close relative the Coot by its red and yellow beak. The Waterhen […]
I have always been fascinated by Catskill dry flies, it stretches back to my teenage years when I was given a copy of Harry Darbee’s book Catskill Flytier: My life, times, and techniques. The book was co-written by Mac Francis […]
Snipe Hackles (Gallinago gallinago & Lymnocryptes minimus) Snipe hackles are synonymous with the tying of north country spiders, and have along with waterhen and partridge become for many, the very essence of what a soft-hackled spider represents. And no wonder, […]
Flytyer, Angler and Author of The North Country Fly: Yorkshire’s Soft Hackle Tradition.
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