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!
It’s about time the Mayfly started to put in an appearance on the surrounding south Wales rivers – And there’s nothing worse than being caught out without any ammo! It’s completely obvious when the fish are feeding on the adult from the surface… large head and rail rises at the back ends of the pools mixed with a few splashy over excited fish with eyes bigger than … Continue reading How to tie a Mayfly Nymph
With the intention of doing more fishing on the midlands lakes this year I thought it was about time I got the Grafham Killer Shrimp out of the way… Below is one of my early attempts at a shrimp pattern. The foam back creates a great, full segmented effect and gives the fly some buoyancy, great for when you need the flies either close to … Continue reading Killer Shrimp
TFF April Issue – Out now! Just a heads up that I have a fly article in the April issue of Total Flyfisher – Showing some of my favourite river flies which take no more than four minutes to tie! If you manage to pick one up, please let me know what you think, it would be much appreciated 🙂 Continue reading Quick Ties and Deadly Flies – Totaly Flyfisher Article