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    Yellow may

    Exciting... a new fly for me... we obviously get yellow mays but not in any numbers on my local rivers so not something I have ever bothered carrying and hence tying... but off to the Usk over the weekend, and carrying a couple was suggested as useful by someone in the know.... they’ll be a shed...
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    Play with a mayfly emerger

    Boredom is kicking in... we had a test & trace contact having come into contact with someone who had later tested positive... all clear so far, but can’t leave the house until Tuesday.... 10 days indoors:rolleyes:.... the only saving grace, we haven’t been ill yet and the rivers have been blown...
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    Join me in a minutes silence at 11am

    That awful moment has come, one that i have been putting off for a couple of years... my faithful cap’s last life force has drained away and he’s off to the great cap depository in the sky😭😭😭 to be honest he was fairly minging 😂🤣😂
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    At last some ‘dries’ after weeks of tying nymphs...

    tried and tested, very basic patterns with the odd change from last years tying... sedge... cdc, partridge and for a change chenille CDC emerger, with a fatter squirrel collar than I’ve previously used
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    “PTN’s”

    i need the rain to stop and the trout season to open, before I get sooooo bored I fill my nymph box with stuff I’ll probably never tie on.. playing with holographic tinsel and pheasant... it’s starting to feel like a long winter 😏 :)
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    Cased caddis

    Not something I’ve ever really fished with that much..... and not something you would usually expect to encounter in the ‘drift’... but why use technical details as a reason not to carry a pattern :) i noticed someone on a youtube tying channel using chewing gum worm by FNF and thought it looked...
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    Midge using hareline micro-tubing

    i find really small flies (technically not ‘really’ small as this is a 24) useful occasionally, I do find them fiddly and don’t think I could ever be bothered to tie a 24 parachute... so I’ve always stuck with just thread in the past and perhaps a bit of pearl flash on the back... tried the...
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    Still playing with ‘caddis nymph/pupa’ style stuff

    I’m still playing around with hareline midge tubing, I need to settle on a pattern soon or my nymph box will be a mess of unused patterns 😂
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    Whipped fly line loop

    I’ve tried needle knots and various attachment methods for the leader, but have always gravitated back to a loop.... I prefer the convenience. i know many people have found the manufactured loops on the end of fly lines too bulky, but I’ve never had any problem with them whilst fishing... my...
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    Caddis pupa type thing......

    Been having a quick play with some hareline micro tubing and ostrich plume.. i really like them when you view them in the water, the plume has a great effect.. but, couldn’t be ars@d with the faff of photographing them in the water... so here’s the dry form...
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    Still playing about...

    I found some little glass beads I’d completely forgotten about... needs another 2mm at the head to fit in a bit more squirrel dubbing... with a couple of tweaks and tied clean I reckon it could be worth a shot...
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    Does this mirror your local river / catchment?

    I’m sure some will pick this apart as a reason to criticise EA... but I posted as it shows the huge battle we face as a country if we want to improve our rivers... the figures in this report are pretty staggering... 95% of farms visited not meeting storage regulations, 49% directly polluting the...
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    One for the purists...

    Should give people something to b!tch about other than Covid or each other.... doubt I’ll ever fish it, but gotta fill my time tying up something 😂 😂 😂
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    Late night tying...

    I don’t need any more flies tied out of my usual patterns, so late last night was thinking of flies I haven’t got covered.. a lot of the rivers i fish have oak woodland down to the bank... so an obvious fly was greenfly, huge numbers on the underside of oak leaves... obviously a very small fly...
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    EA consultation on ‘OUR’ rivers...

    https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/environment-and-business/challenges-and-choices/?utm_content=buffer39bf3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR3t4AoFJDOEBlYKyJbNs6-ptKe1P-u172xE6Xz0lkNKNH72mUbYzPI1gg4
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    Couple of ‘mini’ streamers

    Every season I keep meaning to spend a bit more time fishing streamers... most of my river access doesn’t allow ‘big ass’ streamers... so tied a couple of mini’s up... 3mm tungsten bead and about 13 wraps of wire along the hook shank, will probably tie a couple up with 4mm beads after the...
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    Playing about with nymph styles....

    It‘s been so bl@@dy wet for so @@@@@@@ long I’d reached the point where I was tying dry flies for the 2035 season 😂 so as a real rarity decided to play with some nymphs... all the wire placed at the butt and up the abdomen, none near the thorax... definitely makes it sit better in the water, a...
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    Simple box fillers

    I’ve given up on thinking the rivers my way will be fishable before the start of the season... so turned to tying dries for the start of the new... Nothing flash, quick ties, Max 3 materials... (apart from the ones with 4:D)
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    Sometimes you have to work for your fish

    This popped up on my YouTube feed.... it doesn’t always run smoothly:D:D:D YouTube
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    Live The Stream

    I just watched “Live The Stream”...a film about Joe Humphreys. Beautifully shot, a remarkable man and truly uplifting to watch. Towards the end of the film, it shows him on opening day of the trout season... with a small group of friends- pre-opening evening food and happy hour, breakfast all...
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