For the thirds consecutive year I’ve been lucky enough to be part of the Welsh international team which has won Gold at the rivers championship – And each one feels better than the last. Fishing for your country is a pleasure and being part of such a strong team has its perks, you always learn of each other and watch how other anglers fish and … Continue reading Rivers International 2014
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?
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
Here’s a simple tip I’ve been using for years. Cliff Harvey used to run fly tying classes when I was a youngster and many of the tips I was taught stick in my mind still, this one is ideal when tying lots of diawl backs or wet flies. A simple fly tying tip which can save you lots of time re-tying flies. Click here for … Continue reading Fly Tying Tip – Tying in Peacock Herl
Here’s a quick and simple way to strip peacock herl for clean quill bodies. This is the way I’ve been doing it for years, no need for erasers or alike, as long as you apply the right amount of tension, the herls will come from the stalk fairly easily. To get the best results, you could also soak the feathers in water, this will soften … Continue reading Having trouble stripping peacock herl?
Grub patterns are a favourite of mine when it comes to winter fishing. Personally, I tend find these out-fish my usual jig style patterns, especially in slower water and the grayling are less inclined to move far off-station for food. Grayling bugs such as these are ideal for fishing on a french leader, czech nymph setup or indeed beneath an indicator, set so the flies … Continue reading Pink and Hares Ear Grayling Bugs