February 28, 2020

A new e-book the result of 3/4 years of research that examines and, as you can imagine, dispels some of the assumed knowledge of how the trout are feeding. As with Peter Hayes's previous book it prompts the reader to question exactly what is happening when we fish. The...

February 11, 2020

Stuart Crofts at the BFFI gave some very interesting predictions about the hatches we can expect this season.

He bases these on the previous weather conditions which are critical during three phases;

Emergence, swarming & egg laying, if there are high winds and heavy rai...

October 19, 2019

In the first of our planned annual river trips, six of our members journeyed to the River Test at Wherwell. Ray Marks, Richard Ellis, Stephen Lew, Bob & Nick Ring and myself.

The day started with us meeting at Fleet services at a fairly civilised 8am for a coffee and ca...

September 29, 2019

New from Pete Tyjas a podcast with some very interesting guests, such as;

Nick Hart - a career in fly fishing.

Jim Williams - fishing, fly casting & leaders.

Pete Macleod - Gets, bones & a life in fly fishing.

Damon Valentine - from Yorkshire to London.

Paul Proctor - on fl...

September 26, 2019

Autumn's Flydressers features a really good article from Stuart Bladen, one of our members & instructor.

Focusing on a trip to Alaska and the flies he tied for it, a top read.

 On Monday 10th February Stuart will be talking about his recent trip to Russia and tying some...

September 23, 2019

Advance tickets now available through this link; https://www.bffi.co.uk/purchase-advance-tickets/

August 17, 2019

I was tying these at the Hatfield Game Fair and I am surprised about just how popular they have been on the rivers, now my favourite emerger.

Size 14/16/18 grub hook, (size 16 shown).

Light olive turkey biot.

Sybai fine flash thorax.

Golden badger hackle.

Wally wing post.

August 7, 2019

 Due for release at the end of this month is a book on techniques by Barry Ord Clark.

The author says of this book; "Although the book focuses on techniques and materials, it has 28 patterns all illustrated with detailed step by step images. This will be the first flyty...

July 29, 2019

This is a mighty tome, written by Marc Petitjean plus

 great photography by Barry Ord Clark.

As well as chapters on CDC origins and tying the original plus modern patterns, there are also chapters on tools, techniques, tips.

I really like the way it is laid out, on the bo...

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