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Quality Trout Flies Made in Wales.

March 8, 2019

So, it’s March 1st and the trout season has officially opened!  A roads, B roads, and motorways are full of anglers making their first trek of the year to their favourite reservoir, or river. 

I chose Thornton Reservoir,...

May 14, 2018

1) Wait till Dark.

Too many fisherman fish just before dark and as you can catch fish like this especially school fish this encourages this behaviour. I strongly advise against this and haven’t seen anyone to date pull a fish bigger than 4lb before Dark. In fact, the po...

February 19, 2018

CDC Mayfly

Hook: B830 #10
Thread: Olive UTC 140
Tail: Pheasant Tail 
Body: Natural Seals Fur

Rib: Brown UNI Stretch Floss

First Hackle: Brown Mets Hackle

Second Hackle: Grizzle Mets Hackle

Great fly for any hatch big or small. A fly that sits high in the surface and creat...

February 8, 2018

Black Mamba

Hook: B830 size 8
Thread: Black 140 UTC
Tail: Chartreuse Crystal Flash
Wing: Black Zonker Strip

Under Body: Lead Wraps in Touching Turns
Body: Glister Sparkle Dubbing Peacock Black

Rib: Silver UTC Wire Small

Head: Chartreuse 140 UTC

Great fly all year round an...

January 6, 2017

So, after being advised by a couple of local fishermen to try a squirmy worm pattern I decided it was time to give them a try. I tied a variety of colours and sizes as I always do when trying a new pattern, but I was not 100% sold on the idea. In theory, the reds and e...

December 9, 2016

This lovely 8lbs rainbow took at 8:21 this morning. After seeing him swimming just under the surface film, I knew my 6ft sink tip fly line was the line needed to get to the cruising level of the fish. Next, I had to choose the fly I thought would result in a take, whic...

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