Simple Hawthorns, tied on a size 12 Partridge SDD2, Andrews Black and Claret Scruffy Dubbing tweaked with peacock and rainbow spectre body, CDC wing, Whiting Bronze Grade Black Hackle and Black pheasant Tail Legs noting only 4 legs rather than 6 otherwise the fly gets too congested and...
The best hen capes I've used are the Lakeland Whiting Exclusive Hen Capes followed by the Metz Grade 1 hen capes. they aren't cheap at around £24 each however the Lakeland exclusive hen capes give superb quality feathers and a high percentage of the cape is useable for standard wet patterns from...
Iain I haven't been out this year, the rivers have been flooded all month and with lockdown restrictions in Wales March and April were out of the window. I have a week off next week so hope to get out soon.
Last night I tied some Bloodworm epoxy buzzers on a size 12 Fulling Mill black nickel nymph hook. UTC Ultra yellow/olive 70 thread, Hends 0.14 red wire and an antron breather.
They were tied for myself and as part of a box for a friend who has just taken up fly fishing to set him off on the...
The Welsh Rivers are probably about perfect for fly fishing at the moment, however with travel restrictions and lockdown it's going to be a while before I can make it across the border to fish the Usk or Taff.
One of my favourite flies for this time of the is the March Brown Jingler, putting it...
As per title, basically a Fishpond copy. Bought for a friend who lives abroad for a trip to USA which was cancelled and is on hold for this year.
It's the Maxcatch top of the range model which sells on ebay for £67
The flies above are typical of some of the flies which will be included in the box, with some of the actual flies included in the box below, Dries and nymphs vary from size 20 to 10 which are the Mayflies. All barbless using premium hooks, saddles and materials. Most are small flies typical of...
As per description, never worn felt soles with Orvis Tungsten studs. The Orvis size is size 9 therefore the UK size is a 8. Reason for selling is because I bought a different brand with interchangeable rubber and felt soles for a trip abroad. £90 delivered.
I hope it's not going to be too late to use these by time we get out on the banks.
Tied on a size 12 Partridge Dry Fly, Whiting High and Dry March Brown Grizzle main hackle, Partridge hackle, Troutline Mad Rabbit dubbing and CDL tail.
Mark, if the hackle is right you shouldn't need the foam however it does make the fly very visible particularly in a ripple. A black foam post really helps spot the fly in a silvery ripple when the light reflecting off the water makes visibility difficult
Every year Mr P asks me to dontate a lot for the Monnow Auction.
This year will be a box of 60 dedicated river flies tied on barbless hooks, using the best quality materials available.
A great box of flies for any river angler. Keep an eye out for the auction and happy bidding.