|Average Rating (10 Reviews): |
Friday, 13 May 2016 | Richard
I have tied these myself but as I was putting in an order I thought that I would add a few of these. Unfortunately they are not barbless so I had to crush the barb, which does still make them harder to get out of the fish. So the local rainbows were feeding on the tiny grey midges here in Massachusetts on a lovely spring day. All my tiny flies were getting eaten by the bluegills and shiners (a bit like tiny rudd) so I popped one of these on. The fish loved them! Probably about 10 takes in 2 hours (better than usual) with 5 to the net. I missed several as I had damaged the hook on a tree and not noticed. Technique was to keep a tight line and let the fish hook themselves with a small lift of the rod. The other trick is not to put too much pressure on the fish as the small hooks tend to come out when they jump. The crushed barb was a problem on a couple of the fish - didn't want to come out cleanly. May well buy more - especially if there is a barbless version!
Monday, 29 April 2013 | John
Your Shipman's buzzers are well tied and are excellently dressed. What's more the trout appear to like them.
Great news John. Personally we love them and will rough them up with velcrose to ensure that rough look of the original design, this adds to the floatability as when rough they sit even better in the surface film. Tight lines from the team here!
Saturday, 16 July 2011 | Chris
Impecable service. Flies caught fish on their first outing. Why shop elsewhere? I don't.
Friday, 1 July 2011 | Jim
Thanks for the very prompt service which got me my flies in time for the competition. The shipmans were lethal just as the evening rise came on. Didn't tell anyone what I was using and frustrated the hell out of them.
Friday, 12 February 2010 | Ross
Great flies and great service,highly recommended.
Tuesday, 14 October 2008 | Stuart
Really first class service the flies are also top notch. I will be coming back for more.
Friday, 26 September 2008 | Anthony
All fly boxes should have a selection of Black Flies, this is no exception. Superb Quality.
Saturday, 19 July 2008 | Raymond
Excellent products, excellent service! Definitely recommended
Friday, 18 July 2008 | John
A great buzzer. Teamed it with a 3D epoxy nymph and had a lot of success
Saturday, 12 April 2008 | Simon
Superbly tied. Sits perfect in the surface film, even after a take, couple of quick casts and it's back where it should be, rather than sinking like so many others I've tried in the past.