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

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

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

W/C 23rd May – Five Free Fly Friday

UPDATE: We have a winner! the Winner of the 1st #fivefreeflyfriday is @DrWestgarth. I’ll send the flies out over the weekend as son as I get your address Stephen 🙂 Unfortunately, due to the pretty horrid weather, the sea fishing trip was cancelled. The captain phoned last night to say the three other guys who were going out with us … Continued

Barking dogs, Road Race failure and a late bid for freedom

Today was a good day for fishing. The temperature was right, there was little wind, it was a Saturday, the river would have settled nicely from the last bout of rain earlier in the week – all good things, things that don’t align like this very often. However, one, well several, other things were conspiring against me. I had to … Continued