Peters Jam Sandwich

Peters Jam sandwich fly

Movement under the carapace is something that has always bugged me about my previous Jam flies, and after seeing Jannies version 1889218 of his famous jam with a sub carapace made using a craft fur brush got me thinking. I don’t have a brush maker, and thats a whole new angle I need to learn, […]

The genius of the jam

I was about 22 when I decided I’d had enough of being skunked by the Spotted Grunter, and began my quest to re-crack the code with my own fly, or at least find a piece of water I considered understood.  Older, and (hopefully) wiser today, I know that I put far too much emphasis on […]

Experimenting with silicone claws

There is one thing that I hate about my semi realistic crabs… The claws.   If you look at any crab, the most prominent feature behind the shape is the claws.  Ive been happiest with trimmed feather claws, but still not 100%.  So this weekend I decided to try and add some silicone claws to […]

Investigating Stationary

Jack Samson wrote about a British carp fly fisherman who fished at Turneffe (or one of the surrounding islands) who caught something like 18 permit in a weeks fishing.  His first ever trip fishing for Permit.  Astounded he called and asked the guy what his secret was.  The response was, “well, I just fished for […]