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

Stalking Grayling on the River Test

Every winter I always try and get down to the river Test for a few days grayling fishing, the clarity of the water on both the Test and it’s carriers are something that has to be seen to be believed – Crystal clear waters, even with the most horrendous conditions – which hinders much of our fishing through the winter to say the least! If … Continue reading Stalking Grayling on the River Test

Fry time! Tying a Minkie

As the competition season comes to a close, not before the last big final of the year, the Airflo/Anglian on Rutland water, it’s almost time to hit the fry feeders! A time which many anticipate big fish, strong leaders and often BIG flies. Personally I don’t go above a size 8, I’ve never really been in a situation where I thought a larger fly would … Continue reading Fry time! Tying a Minkie

Time for the Spinner Falls

It’s that time of year already! The evenings are getting slightly shorter each night, the temperatures dropping and the dew is starting, it’s spinner time! Well, it’s been happening for quite some time now, but only recently I’ve had to time to get out and fish the evening myself, and I’ve been blown away by the sport I’ve been getting on the river Ebbw and … Continue reading Time for the Spinner Falls

Re-stocking The Fly Boxes

As we get into the full swing of my competitive fly fishing season, it’s almost guaranteed that many flies will be lost, given away or simply misplaced after swapping patterns – So it’s a great time of the year to get the extra patterns tied up along with your current favourites. Toby at Funky Fly Tying was kind enough to send me down a selection … Continue reading Re-stocking The Fly Boxes

Rivers International 2014

For the thirds consecutive year I’ve been lucky enough to be part of the Welsh international team which has won Gold at the rivers championship – And each one feels better than the last. Fishing for your country is a pleasure and being part of such a strong team has its perks, you always learn of each other and watch how other anglers fish and … Continue reading Rivers International 2014