As the nights start to get longer, only just before they start getting short again, there’s plenty of light left to head to a river or pond after work. Fortunately for me – Cwm Hedd is only 15 minutes away and over the last two week’s I’ve managed to blow the float tube up and have a couple of sessions. The evening fishing at Cwm Hedd has been … Continue reading Float Tubing on Cwm Hedd
Do you ever get those days where you just have to get out fishing? You have absolutely nothing else to do but tie flies, the weather is dismal, most wouldn’t even venture outside to walk the dog, but you still decide to put on your chest waders and go fishing. A few weeks ago I done just that. The day before we had some heavy … Continue reading Brown Trout on the Wurum
After my most recent post about catching carp on the fly, things have been a little quite on here as you may have noticed! My fishing however hasn’t and fortunately I’ve been lucky enough to fish plenty over the last few weeks, racking up the miles as well as the fish numbers! Colin Thomas, National sales manager at Airflo and I decided to venture to … Continue reading What’s been happening?
It’s not very often you head to Farmoor and see posted on the wall that there was just ONE fish caught between 4 anglers from the bank the day before. The boat statistics were better though, with 70 odd fish caught, but with the weather taking a turn for the worst, the ranger called and canceled our boat we had booked just as we were … Continue reading A hard Farmoor
Ellerdine Lakes are somewhere I’ve never fished before, I don’t do that much small-water fishing other than when the rivers are out of condition throughout the winter. The trout season for me is packed with lake competitions and also river comps the last few years – being lucky enough to qualify for the rivers team – So my spare time is spent practicing on these waters … Continue reading Ellerdine Lakes
The Rhyac caddis is a pattern which is usually replicated with something extremely complicated and time consuming to tie. While they look brilliant, they take up much more time and effort to tie and produce the same or less results! Here’s a simple pattern I’ve used for years, it’s relitively easy to tie and shouldn’t take too long to master. I like changing the colour … Continue reading Tying a Rhyac Caddis Pattern
The weathers been dismal for the last few weeks and im sure the sales of tungsten beads and barbless hooks have risen tenfold. My tungsten bead selection has been decimated and some wonderful looking bugs have been produced. Below is a pattern I’ve been messing around with, this time with a couple of turns of flu pink CDC as a hackle. It’s a fly I … Continue reading Pink CDC Grayling Bug