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
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?
As the Autumn sets in, more and more anglers turn to Grayling to feed their fishing demon as most of the lake and trout rivers are drawing to a close. This fly has proved its worth time and time again in my fly box, have you ever tried one? Tie this in a red, pink or green tag to temp the ladies. Continue reading Pink Tag Grayling Fly
A lot of the guys who fish, or have fished with me will know that I am very fond of the new fulling mill hook range. The range is simple superb and cater for all anglers, whether you fish small stillwaters, competitions on the larger reservoirs or are a river angler, Fulling Mill have a range of hooks that will transform your fishing when having … Continue reading Fulling Mill Barbless Hooks
I must apologise for the long delay in updating my blog! With everything from work, fishing and competitions the blog has taken a fairly big hit in posts… But, on the up side, I have accumulated some great content for the blog! Hopefully these will keep you entertained for the next few weeks and I can tell you, you can look forward to some great … Continue reading Some Favourite end of Season Flies!
Recently I’ve been using a spinner fly pattern which has been tempting many of the larger specimens which inhabit our South Wales rivers. It also played a great part in the success of the Welsh Rivers team on the River Taff at the end of June: see the writeup here. This fly pattern has got me out of a few sticky situations recently, with many … Continue reading How to tie a Red/Sherry Spinner
Over the last week Facebook has told me that anglers around the UK have started to see the very first of the Mayfly! This is an exciting time of year, when the mayfly start to hatch trout seem to change their finicky ways and attack the mayfly with anger and excitement, splashing at the surface either taking them or drowning the fly to make it an easy … Continue reading It’s Mayfly Time!