Clyde Style Flies
Welcome to Real Clyde Style Flies.
This web site will introduce you to the glory of The River Clyde, it's Tributaries and most importantly the unique style of flies from this part of Central Scotland.
Flies that have been passed down through the generations, those that are well known and those not so well known.
Three books that are seen as the bibles of Clyde fly fishing, Let's fish The Clyde, Let's Fish again and Clyde Style Flies give a great insight into the Clyde Fly, whilst I will add in many others not mentioned in these great books, flies from lists passed down the years on hand written notes.
Most people think of The Clyde as the big river in Glasgow, once the pride of the shipbuilding world and British Empire. Many who helped forge the metals for these great ships worked in the Lanarkshire Foundries and Coal Mines (pits), escaping at the weekends not just to fish the Upper Clyde but to feed their families. The Clyde being part of their living life from it's source in the Leadhills to the Clyde Estuary. The leasons of fishing and fly tying passed down to us!
No one is sure when the first slim sparse Clyde fly was tied, but use one today on the Clyde or worldwide and you will catch fish on them.
Over the following pages lists of flies and their pictures will be shown for your pleasure, whilst mine is passing them onto you.
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