Monthly Archives: June 2012

Must have nymphs.

Every angler you meet on the water will have his or her favourite nymph patterns, but most often or not it the humble hare’s ear and the pheasant tail in some shape or form.

I’ve been playing around tying a few variations of the hare’s ear and pheasant tail nymphs and by far the ones below are my go get them flies, I have these tied in 2.5, 2.8, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0  so I can cover all conditions and water depths.

Give these two Nymphs a go and im sure you wont be disappointed.

What a busy boy ive been!

Well not really had the chance to get out and do a spot of fishing but i have been tying a few flies ready for my trip up to Scotland for the international on the river Tay. This is going to be a big learning curve for myself and its going to be great to meet up with some of the best anglers in the country.

I’ll put a post up after I come back and a load of photos leading up to the match. It’s not long now 🙂

Well not long ago I was lucky enough to have the chance to fish the river Ebbw with kieron Jenkins and fish for some beautiful wild trout, check out Kieron jenkins’s feature in this months and tell me what you think:)  It’s a great read so please have a look.

Look its me below 🙂

River Taff & Rhondda in flood once again!

We needed rain but come on this is just ridiculous

I had the weekend all planned with a good Friend Nicholas Steedman to come over and give the river Taff a bit of a looking at and even the river Rhondda might have had a little bit of attention. But it’s always the same, we pray for rain so the rivers will pick up a little and get the fish going but it just can’t rain a little bit, oh no it has to to rain cats and dogs and write the river off completely. The plans have gone out the window and down the Taff into Cardiff bay.So the next best thing will have to do, tying flies,a mixture of dry flies and nymphs. It will be a full weekend job so by the end of it i’ll have enough to cover me for a week on the river Tay in Scotland and the river trails in July 🙂 God i’ve  got a busy time ahead of me but really looking forward it!