Finding those perfect products that could save you hours at the tying bench don’t come along that often… With the winter rapidly closing in anglers are now looking towards their tying tables to replenish stocks of their favourite flies. Most of my winter is spent throwing a shooting head from the banks of Farmoor or up to my ‘nicky nacky noos’ in ice cold river waters which … Continue reading Things that makes you go ‘ahhh’
The cruncher is one of my favourite nymphs, it works wherever it’s used and is an ideal middle dropper fly between two lures. Fish love them on the hang, on the drop or through the retrieve, just find the level. It’s a fly which takes pride in my nymph box and has many variations. One of my ‘all time favourites’ is the standard cruncher, no … Continue reading Cruncher fly tying video
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..
From time to time I get a phone call or email asking whether I have a few flies I could pass on to some friends who are looking to do something a little different… Anglers who solely fish for rainbow trout on a stillwater or trout and grayling in flowing water who want to target something else, a new challenge. Usually I have flies which are adequate … Continue reading Something a little different…
So, I needed a new fly box. If there’s one thing the fishing industry isn’t short of is fly boxes. Simply search the term ‘Fly boxes’ in google and hundred of opportunities come up. Plastic, Wooden, Aluminium, Clear lids, Flat foam, Slotted foam, compartments, magnetic. You name it. It’s there. I wasn’t looking for anything too fancy, just something that would hold hundreds of flies for just a few … Continue reading Platinum Swing Leaf Fly Box