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Mayfly Top Page 2017


Welcome to FLY by Frankie McPhillips

With the game fishing season  getting into full swing now is the time to look at my new ranges of trout and salmon flies for 2017. We will be updating all our stocks of fishing tackle and flies over the next week or so.  Now is the time to get fly tying and fishing.


Have a look at the new range of fly tying materials on our website which we will be adding to over the next few weeks.


Danvilles tying silks are probably the best tying silks in the world.

Have a look at our range.


Also tools by Veniard , Anvil, and Streamworks.


Add sparkle to your fly patterns new and old  with my new range of Irish Sparkle Dubbing. Twelve exciting colours which can be bought in packets or in a dubbing dispenser box.

All colours are currently in stock of Irish Sparkle and Traditional Irish Dubbing.

Good Tying,

Frankie Mc Phillips

“Our reputation depends upon our quality”


Bronze Mallard



guinea fowl for flytying

Guinea Fowl


Fly Tying Hints

Material's Pack




Beginner's Guide




Pearly Duckfly

A great new pattern for your duck fly fishing in April which also works as a general wet fly with sides of pearly tinsel.

Anderson's Spent

A spent gnat from Lough Erne invented by Sam Anderson of Clabby. Will work everywhere gnat fall and it is a firm favourite on Lough Derg. Some anglers trim the hackle to enable the fly to fish in the surface film.

Yellow Wulff (Red Butt)

Not sure what Lee Wulff would have made of this but it is becoming one of my most popular mayfly dries.

CDC Dark Olive Mayfly

I invented this pattern about four years ago. It has loads of CDC in a beautiful colour combination and sits flat in the surface film. A firm favourite at mayfly time on all Irish Loughs.


Goulden's Favourite

A wet version of the famous dry fly pattern from Courtenay Williams "Dictionary Of Trout Flies.

Golden Olive Deer Tail Bumble

A variant on the Golden Olive Bumble with the addition of deer hair in the wing which gives the fly extra buoyancy when fished in the surface film. Firm top dropper favourite from April on.


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