When the rain pours and the river rises, it’s always good to get to the vice and replenish stocks of your favourite fly or create some weird and wonderful patterns. Over the weekend I’ve started to build my box up for a few up and coming competitions, it surprises me how many flies you can tie and loose over a couple of fishing trips! My … Continue reading A few hours fly tying..
Like most fly fishermen, when it rains, I get bored. Especially over the last couple of weeks anglers have been forced indoors and away from the rivers or lakes. For me, this is a time where I can sort out my tackle, replenish fly boxes and just wait for the rivers to drop to get back at em! Lately, especially the last two years, I’ve … Continue reading Boobies!
The trout season is just only around the corner at just 6 full weeks away… tying has commenced with booby eyes being perfectly rounded, lashed onto hooks and awaiting the arrival of its fluffy tail, slim bodies and pronounced wings. To get us back into the swing of things we take a few needed trips to Farmoor reservoir, where the casting cobwebs can be blow … Continue reading 6lb of Farmoor Muscle
Since I last posted, been bogged down with product description changes, still have a few left to do but I thought I’d just update you of my antics. Many flies have been tied, most of them not for me! But mainly boobies and dries. In access of 300 in two weeks! Fish have been caught, Grayling, Brown Trout and Rainbows. Tried out an underwater camera, … Continue reading Its been a while!
Sorry for the picture-full post! So the rivers haven’t been fishing that well, speaking to Bushy and Terry who fished the Wye on Saturday, they only took a few Grayling and trout between them but with surprising amounts of salmon in the river, which in turn is a great thing to see but maybe putting off the Grayling due to the Salmons spawning behaviour. Farmoor … Continue reading The mist descends