Google Reader is dead. Long live, er…

A while back I wrote a post about how I collect and view Fly Fishing Blog posts into Google Reader, then view them at my leisure using an excellent iOS and Mac app called Reeder. As of July 1st, that method of keeping up with all things trout related on the Internet is not going to be available to me … Continued

Low Westwood Big Fella

After looking to get out for a few hours on the river all week, I finally made it yesterday evening. The weather report for the weekend wasn’t looking great, and my wife is out on the lash with the girls all night Friday so Thursday was going to be my last chance for a while. I’ve been to Lintzford quite … Continued

A perfect fathers day

I’ve had the best Fathers day ever, fact. After a lazy morning, sausage and egg sarnie in bed followed by a Skype call with the old man to wish him all the best, me and number one son took off with the car loaded up with fishing gear and a football. Destination was Allansford, it had every thing we needed … Continued

New flies, fish and filthy buggers

As it’s fathers day tomorrow, and I have a day of surprises planned by my wife and kids, I thought I’d play it safe and get a couple of hours on the river tonight, tomorrow sounds too full of bike rides, picnics and football for squeezing any fishing in! I headed off to Lintzford 4:30pm, tackled up and on the … Continued

W/C 17th June – Five Free Fly Friday

The five free flies for this friday are Griffiths Gnats Hook: Size 20 Partridge TDH (de-barbed) Tail & Hackle: Metz grizzle cock Body: Peacock Hearl Thread: Brown Cobweb This fly is a must have for when the trout ignore everything other than those damn midges! I’ve heard that the Griffiths Gnat can represent a single fly, or Midges in a mating ball. I’ve found trimming … Continued

Sunday Sneep Session

I arrived at the gas plant on the end of Wallis Walls Road at around 2pm. The day had started out warm, but a little overcast – not quite the “not a cloud to be seen” sky of yesterday. But yesterday was a bike riding with the kids day, so sun was most welcome, today was a fishing day and … Continued

W/C 10th June – Five Free Fly Friday

The five free flies for this friday are Grizzle Hackle, black body with red thorax, orange post parachute flies. I’ve noticed my flies are tending to have rather long (but very descriptive) names. So, to make things easier, I’m going to give them somewhat shorter names. This one will be christened “Dave“. Hook: Size 16 Kamasan B405 (de-barbed) Tail & … Continued

Simms Exstream Wading Socks Review (or, ‘the most expensive socks I’ve ever bought’)

Before you say it, I’ll say it for you – “You spent how much on socks?!?” and you’d be right to ask that question, these fellas cost a small fortune (in the world of socks, or at least in my world of socks. I don’t think I’ve spent that much on socks in the last three years, mind you that … Continued

North East Fly Fisherman going for a Tumblr

To help share some of the online videos I’ve found, sites I visit and Fly Fishing related photo’s I’ve come across, I’ve set up a North East Fly Fisherman Tumblr site! For those of you (like me a few weeks ago) who don’t know what Tumblr is, in their own words: Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from … Continued

Aquapac Mini Whanganui Waterproof iPhone Case review

I’ve no sense of balance, I’m also paranoid. Those two things coupled with me wading up to my waist in rivers with a £400 phone in my pocket, are not a good combination. I could leave my phone in the car, but I like having it with me when venturing to some of the more remote stretches of the river, … Continued

W/C 3rd June – Five Free Fly Friday

6th June UPDATE: We have a winner! the Winner of the 2nd #fivefreeflyfriday is @Mnmflytying. I’ll send the flies out over the weekend  Michael   Keep an eye out on the blog for the next Five Free Fly Friday give away! Little bit late posting this, due to being away with the family yesterday (not good, late on the second ever FFFF … Continued

What’s your time on the River?

During a conversation this morning with Mrs Neff about what we’re likely to get up to this weekend, I tentatively suggested the idea of an all day session on the river on Sunday. I’ve not had an early morning start yet this season, and with things finally looking up I rather fancied having a go tomorrow. My wife is usually a … Continued