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...

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...

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