A Grayling Favourite…

Any angler who fishes for Grayling all have one thing in common, they’re not shy to lather their flies in the brightest, most offensive colours known to man! It’s all becuase Grayling simply love a bit (or a lot) of colour. Shrimps, pheasant tails and even dry flies nowadays are covered in pinks and oranges, be it a tail, a body or a thorax. When I was … Continue reading A Grayling Favourite…

The Ultimate Smallwater Fly

For many years now I’ve been fishing small-waters throughout the winter months, getting to grips with how rainbow trout feed in the cold seasons and how they react to different methods. One thing I’ve noticed with cold water temperatures – along with a few of my fishing buddies – is that trout absolutely love Sunburst… and tied as a blob, it’s even better. From what … Continue reading The Ultimate Smallwater Fly

Squirmy Worms

When you struggle to find a materials it’s always good to turn to a mate who can point you in the right direction, recently I’d run out of the Squirm Worm rubber and desperately needed some for an up-coming trip where I was pretty sure the trout and grayling hadn’t seen the imitation worm… yet! Lucky for me, my mate Chris Rawle Custom Flies sorted … Continue reading Squirmy Worms

Tying a Rhyac Caddis Pattern

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

Having trouble stripping 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?