Do you ever get those days where you just have to get out fishing? You have absolutely nothing else to do but tie flies, the weather is dismal, most wouldn’t even venture outside to walk the dog, but you still decide to put on your chest waders and go fishing. A few weeks ago I done just that. The day before we had some heavy … Continue reading Brown Trout on the Wurum
Firstly I must apologies for the lack of posts on here recently, it’s been due to a mixture of different competitions all seeming to creep up in one hit – with time spent behind the computer, other than for work purposes is usually replaced with the fly tying vice to stock up on the latest and most effective patterns. A lot of my free fishing … Continue reading Wales Take Gold on the Taff
With plenty of snow still infesting, it seems, the ground, Sunday was probably the last day we’d get in the river until after the big thaw and the high, cold, salty waters retreat back to normal. Terry from the Taff Diaries blog, Lewy and I headed to the Taff for a couple of hours of grayling therapy. It was tough starting off with just a … Continue reading Et Viola! The Pink Braid Bugs Work!
Just another heads up that there is another article in this months Total Flyfisher magazine titled ‘The French Connection’. Myself and Jonathan Bishop took a trip to Garnffrwd to put regular river techniques to the test at stillwaters. ‘The French leader has taken river fishing by storm, but top Welsh angler Kieron Jenkins has been putting it to use on stillwaters… with amazing results!’ If … Continue reading The French Connection – Total Flyfisher Magazine Article
Well, over the last few years the French leader has become a revolution in our river angling, enhancing our nymphing distance and sensitivity. Allowing our flies to sink to their desired fishing depth before getting into the area you want them. The indicator simply indicates takes receive to the flies by either stopping, gently sliding away, shooting off or lifting.. striking at anything which occurs that’s unnatural to the norm. Everyone seems to be … Continue reading The French Leader – Everyone and their dog?
Fly fishing on rivers has become vastly popular over the last eight to ten years, I remember days when we were the only anglers on the river. You could go anywhere, on any river and not see ten other anglers throughout the whole winter! There would seem to be just the few hardy grayling fishers, standing in the river with the water below 3 degrees and the air … Continue reading The Taff Demise? I think not.
Me and my old man fished the Ewenney over the Christmas break, expectations where high, but so was the river. It was clear, but looked slightly murkier as the water was maybe a foot too high. We walked downstream a few hundred yards stopping and looking in anticipation at likely looking grayling holes. We both tackled up with a French Leader, as the river is single fly … Continue reading Ewenny Grayling