Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Lots Going on,

Hi, I have not posted for a long time, been very busy tying also trying to get a bit of fishing in. plus writing for Flyfishing & flytying magazine, The weather has been up and down again this year. with little water in the rivers and low numbers of fish in the rivers as well, there have been some nice fish caught. my mate Ken Evans has had a few good springer salmon off the river Usk to 23lb. and in the last three seasons Ken has landed 102 salmon. one hell of a record for these times, plus a few off the river Towy were i do most of my fishing, a number of salmon springs plus some sewin ( sea trout) , some of the sewin going to 16lb. 

 Above, Is the cover of the 25th year of flyfishing & flytying, over the moon to have one of my intruders on the cover. 
 And above, Two page spread of some of the patterns i use, and tips on fishing the intruders.
 And a step by step spread of my sewin night intruder. have a few more of the flies i fish and tie like snakes and my snakeintruders coming up soon.



 Above, are the springs my mate Ken had last month on the river Usk. 10lb /18lb amd 23lbjust super clean springs,
 Above, some of the intruders that have been going out. have to say they  have taken off big time.
 Above, more colours that have been very popular.
 Close up of the two above.
 Black and silver,
 Black and black.
 Orange grizzly,
 Blue intruder.
 Black and red.
 These above, are for my own box, black and silver waddington shank, plus pink and blue.
 The Pink and blue, great pattern for fresh fish and works well on light nights.
 Black and silver, just a colour combo that workd so well.
 These tubes, simple but deadly,
 The black shrimp, these are what Ken has had a number of his salmon on these.
 Some ties done for my mate John Watkins,
 The above highlander is part of a order that went to Russia.
 The above colours have done well for John,
 Above, is a set for a customer, below there are close ups of each pattern.







 All the above doubles tied on Partridge P doubles sizes 6, 8 & 10.
And above, 35mm waddington shanks, patterns cascade / williegunn & Allyshrimp.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Season getting closer,

Well the season is getting closer, been tying flies for myself and mate. it is about 3 weeks to the start of the season on the river i fish mostly, just cant wait to get out on the river Towy for the sewin ( sea run browns).

 Above, A pattern i like very much, the Kinermony Killer tied on Partridge P doubles sizes 6 / 8 & 10, the pattern fishes well for both Sewin and Salmon.
 Kinermony Killer tied on size 10.
 Above, some tubes tied up for my mate John, for the river Towy. i tied these up for him last season and he had a few salmon to 13lb, so a must have for him this season.
 Above, the black tube.
 Above, Black and Purple tube.
 Above, The Black and orange tube, all the tubes tied on Scandinavian  tube system.
 Above, some doubles for myself, tied on Partridge P sizes 6 / 8 & 10.
 Above, close up of the shrimp,.
 Some snelda tubes size 14 & 10 mm sizes.
 Above, A close up of the Yellow and orange Snelda.  size 14 mm.
 Above, Orange Snelda size 10mm ,
 Above, some Tyne Toucan tubes size 3/4" inch.
 These Intruder prawns are going well, a lot of my intruders going to the Boarders and Scotland.
 The above Prawn intruders, are tied on 25mm shanks.
 Some more shrimps for my box, again on Partridge P.
 Orange and yellow shrimp, i tie them on partridge P as it is a very strong hook.
 Yellow shrimp.
 Above, Some wake flies for Sewin, these have gone down to Devon.
 Here is part of an order off to British Columbia, they are my take on a egg sac. when i used them in BC they fished very well, in the water they look very good.
 Above, Tied on a 55mm Intruder shank.
 Above, tied on a 35mm shank,.
 Above, Tied on a 25mm shank.
And above a single egg sac, on a Partridge NTS tube hook size 1.