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
The hopper is probably one of the most used dry flies out there, other than a shuttlecock buzzer of course. I usually use this fly on the point of a dry fly setup, simply because I don’t like fishing culls; they seem to spin up my leader and I tend to spend more time untangling leaders than fishing. My favourite pattern is the one featured … Continue reading Tying the Black Hopper
After watching a couple of the fly tying videos online and actually toying with the idea over the last few months it was about time to give it a go. After little persuasion we had the camera setup, tying gear in place and lights pointed at us from ever angle. It was like the police chases when you see the helicopters beam on the outlaw … Continue reading Fly of the Week – Fly Tying Video
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…
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!