Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Coming to the end of season, and fishing river Usk.

Hi Guys, Sorry i have not up dated my blog for some time, i have been so busy this year even my fishing has taken second  place. but roll on the new season but we have 17 days left so will make the most of it and get out as much as i can, a lot has happened  this year i have left Deercreek and no longer a pro tier for them. but i have joined two great company's  as a pro tier, they are are Foxy-tails by far the best for all kinds of fly tying goods. but by far the best for there furs just top quality,the other company is Bond-bug well know for there UV resins again just the tops.      

 Well i did manage to have a day on the river Usk last week, and a new beat for me on the lower Llangibby water. there was a little to much water to fish a lot of it, but in the morning did hook a fish but it came adrift soon after hooking it. at 1 oclock we stopped for a cup of coffee and a sandwich and started again about 2.30pm and on my third cast hooked up and this time did land it.

 Above is were i started after the coffee break, this swim has seen fish to 38lb landed here and had seen a few fish so was hope full. 
 Above the fish, being unhooked,

 And above tow photos of the fish,
 And above, the fish going back to the river.
 Above the fly, i changed to a single as there was a lot of leaves in the water.
 As i said in the start,been so busy tying here are a few. top the Kinermony killer on a 1" tube. 
 Close up of tube,
 The same fly on size 6 / 8 &10 partridge doubles.
 And a close up of double,
 Also going well has been my intruders, above my take on the williegunn.
 Close up of the willeigunn intruder.
 Above some of my GP Intruders.
 And above, my sewin night intruders.
 Above some singles for a customer for sewin fishing.
 Above, some secret weapons, with glow in the dark beads.
 Close up of fly.
 Some more Secret weapons in black & blue.

 Above, close up of the black & blues.

 And above, some more secret weapons.

 Above, are some of the sewin (sea run browns) caught this season.
 Above some more sewin, singles
 A close up of the Daioni,
 And a few of the snake flies i use myself for my sewin fishing.
 Black and orange,
 Black and red,
Black ,
 Black and blue,
 Squirrel blue and silver
 And black and yellow.

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.