‘Nymph-IT’ Nymphs

The Nymph-IT tying thread has fast become one of my favourite tying materials. It’s replaced things like pheasant tails in my normal tying regime – the colours are fantastic and can be incorporating into almost any fly you can think of. The chestnut brown jig pictured above has been a favoruite of mine for years, and now has been updated with this versatile material. The … Continue reading ‘Nymph-IT’ Nymphs

A Trio of Chalkstreams

The past weekend was a bit mental to say the least – fishing three chalkstreams in two days, all done on the whim of excitement… and anticipation of large grayling. For any river angler – especially at this time of year when the conditions can be somewhat challenging – a single, large lady can make any ones day. Friday evening Kristian and I decided to … Continue reading A Trio of Chalkstreams

Pink Shrimp for Grayling

Featured in a previous post about Flies for River Dee Grayling this pink shrimp caught me a few fish on a recent trips to the river. A fly which had been described to me by Alex Jardine of Aardvark Mcleod as “The only fly you’ll ever need for grayling”. So, it had to be worth a go, right? Certainly. The body is a mix of … Continue reading Pink Shrimp for Grayling

River Dee Grayling Flies

With the Grayling Festival coming up at the end of the month, many anglers are getting ready for a (usually) alcohol filled weekend meeting new friends, catching up with old, and fishing for Grayling on the famous Welsh Dee. So before this armada of anglers get stuck in, I decided to get a couple of days in on the river before they take a pummeling by … Continue reading River Dee Grayling Flies

Squirmy Worms

When you struggle to find a materials it’s always good to turn to a mate who can point you in the right direction, recently I’d run out of the Squirm Worm rubber and desperately needed some for an up-coming trip where I was pretty sure the trout and grayling hadn’t seen the imitation worm… yet! Lucky for me, my mate Chris Rawle Custom Flies sorted … Continue reading Squirmy Worms

Stalking Grayling on the River Test

Every winter I always try and get down to the river Test for a few days grayling fishing, the clarity of the water on both the Test and it’s carriers are something that has to be seen to be believed – Crystal clear waters, even with the most horrendous conditions – which hinders much of our fishing through the winter to say the least! If … Continue reading Stalking Grayling on the River Test

Fishtec League Match Results!

Many of us are looking forward to the final results being uploaded to the Llandegfedd website but until Bob sorts out his technical issues we’ll have to wait that little bit long! However, there’s a short piece regarding the League Match results at the Fishtec Blog. **Edit – Results are now live, find them here: Fishtec League Match Results For me personally the last two … Continue reading Fishtec League Match Results!