Thanks for visiting my half arsed attempt at a north east fly fishing blog. To be honest, if I had the choice between fishing and keeping this thing up to date the fishing would win hands down.

However, you're in luck. Due to the awful weather we've had, and still seem to be getting regularly to make sure we've not forgotten what rain is, I've plenty of time to tinker and dabble with the blog.

If you'd like to follow my exploits north east fly fishing 'as they happen' then please take a look at my @neflyfisherman Twitter feed - I often try and drop my phone in the river whilst taking pictures of the tiny trout I catch, you'll be able to enjoy them in near real time live action!

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The recent posts

  • Start of a new season

  • As has been said by many fly fishing bloggers over the last week or two, the opening day couldn’t come round soon enough – and it seems like an age since breaking the rod down at the end of last season. I’d hoped to get out yesterday, the official start to the season up here, but with a list of … Continued

  • New flies for the new season

  • As we get closer and closer to the new season starting here on the 22nd, I’ve finally pulled my finger out and starting stocking up on flies. I’m fully aware that after months of no casting practice what so ever the vast majority will be offered up to the tree gods, left dangling off riverside tree branches like the earrings … Continued

  • Quick fly tying tip to keep you tidy

  • Hopefully this fly tying tip isn’t me telling you something you already know, if this is old news please leave a comment below. To me this is a great time saver, and keeps me on the right side of Mrs NEFF. I tie my flies on the kitchen table, so unlike you lucky so and so’s who’ve got your own … Continued