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?
Hurra! The trout season is officially upon us here in South Wales. It’s this time of year I’ve been looking froward to for so long, time to get back in the boat and don the waders to hit the upper Taff and Ebbw. This time of year has seemed so long away with the never ending bad weather we’ve been experiencing, but the fly boxes … Continue reading Happy Trout Season
At last! The river Taff has dropped enough to get in a few of the bigger pools to wet a line… It’s been well over a month since we’ve been able to flick a fly on the Taff, with some of the highest water levels ever recorded, so Terry, Tony and I took the opportunity to get out and hopefully catch some fish. I arrived … Continue reading Fishing on the River Taff
Over the last few weekends the water in all of our rivers have been perfect, low, clear and with a slight chill in the air. The perfect Grayling weather in my eyes! At the moment the Taff Grayling don’t seem to be shoaled up like they have been in recent years, but finding them isn’t a problem. Once you get into a run where they … Continue reading Some Serious Grayling
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
Again, myself and Gareth were lucky enough to be invited to another chalkstream to target some of the largest UK grayling we’ve ever seen! Steve Carew from Fulling Mill was gracious enough to invite us to their stretch of the river Itchen to target some of the large fish which inhabit within. This was the second time I’ve fished the Itchen, the last time it … Continue reading Grayling Fun on the Itchen