July 25, 2020

Another in the series of quick & effective flies.

There are a myriad variations of the shuttlecock emerger with body materials of dubbing, stripped quill, moose mane or in this case turkey biot. You can also use a variety of hook patterns, below is a simple version that...

July 24, 2020

A new series of very effective flies that are simple to tie, flies you can quickly fill up a box with. I like the term used by Bob Wyatt of ‘trout ammo’, when casting under a tree, I don’t worry about losing my fly if I have plenty in my box.

Pearly Butt F Fly

A Paul Pro...

July 20, 2020

On Thursday 24th June’20 I had the opportunity to fish at the Barton Court Estate.

I had anticipated fishing a stretch of the River Kennet, what I found was a much more interesting mosaic of Kennet carriers. Although not the same venue, it did immediately put me in...

July 20, 2020

The lockdown has given me the opportunity to not only expand on my fly-tying techniques i.e. Catskill dries & sea trout flies, I also have been able to explore new fly-fishing venues, one of which was the Adwell Estate.

The Adwell Estate Fishery in Oxfordshire, consists...

July 20, 2020

Not intended to be a complete treatise on the subject, but I thought I would share a short introduction to a fly-tying subject that I have found very interesting.

The Catskills are in New York State between the Rivers Delaware and Hudson, it is just a 2-hour drive from...

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