Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail’s Patterns

#213 Jock Scott Streamer - Davie McPhail

#213 Jock Scott Streamer – Davie McPhail

#240 Bloody Mary Streamer - Davie McPhail

#240 Bloody Mary Streamer – Davie McPhail

#269 Phoenix Streamer - Davie McPhail

#269 Phoenix Streamer – Davie McPhail

#289 Curry's Red Streamer - Davie McPhail

#289 Curry’s Red Streamer – Davie McPhail

#323 Lioness Streamer - Davie McPhail

#323 Lioness Streamer – Davie McPhail

#356 Lion Streamer - Davie McPhail

#356 Lion Streamer – Davie McPhail

Davie’s Biography

I live in the south west of Scotland where I grew up, the best known rivers in the area are the Stinchar, the Nith, Girvan and the river Doon where I was a ghillie. I didn’t really start fly fishing until I was twenty just after I got married my fly tying started at much the same time. When I was learning to cast I lost many a fly up a tree and broke the hook of the fly on stones on my back cast so learning to tye flies was at first to compensate for this but as I got into the tying and catching fish with the flies that I tyed I found it as much fun as fishing . 29 years on I’m just as enthusiastic about tying flies and fly-fishing as I was then.
You can watch Davie tying on his Youtube page.

11 Comments

  1. Edward DERRY says:

    I HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOU ON YOUTUBE THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS AND REALLY LIKE THE WAY YOU TIE , MYSELF I HAVE BEEN TYING SINCE THE AGE OF 16 , IM 58 NOW. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER CAUGHT A TROUT ON ONE OF THERE OWN IT,S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT HOOK YOU FOR LIFE . IM MOVING TO NEW YORK IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS AND PLAN ON TYING SOME TUBE FLYS FOR SALMON AND STEELHEAD, ONE THAT IM GOING TO WORK ON IS THE GREEN SPRING WIGGLER FOR STEELHEAD , BUT IM GOING TO TIE IT TUBE FLY STYLE

  2. Ben says:

    wherecan I purchase the tying vice that you use.

    1. pacres says:

      Hey Ben, Davie uses a L.A.W. vise. They are pretty hard to come by now as the gent who made them (Laurence A. Waldron) no longer produces them. They do come up on ebay every few months, but expect to pay upwards of $1000 for one.

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  9. Jim Bennett says:

    Tyed like only Davie can….

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