Saturday, 17 August 2013

Fish and flies,

The fishing has been a bit patchy, but there have been some good fish about. if you read the weather and the water conditions, the fish stocks are low i know. but as i said if you know what you are doing, you will catch a few  fish. above is a cracking sewin caught by Jonathan Jones from the river Ogmore, fish was 371/2 inch long and could be 21lbin weight. plus returned to do her egg laying. well done done jj,
 Above, Dennis with a river Usk hen salmon of 15lb. this is one man who is catching well,
 Above, some 3/4" inch brass tubes, i also tied the same in Ally for the the customer. and below some of my blue elver tubes, tied on a 3/4" inch Ally tube.

 Above, the 3/4" inch brass cascade.
 Above, the Tyne Toucan 3/4" inch brass tube.
 Above, the Kinermony killer 3/4" inch tube.
 My mate Lewy fishing the river Taff, looking like he knows what he is doing. haha,
 Lewy hooking a fish, 
And the fish, a cracking brown trout.

 Above, a set of Usk grubs, tied for my mate John Davies who fishes the river why. hope you have a few today John,. 
 Close up of the Uskgrub, tied on a size 8 double.
 Some Cascades, tied on size 8 trebles, 
 Close up of the size 8 cascade,
 Some waddingtons, size 11/4" inch shank tied for a customer.
 Above, the williegunn waddington.
 Above, the Ally shrimp waddington.
 And above, the Cascade waddington, all three just catches.
 Above, some of the flies i have been using, and tying for customers, i call them firetiger cascades. the ones above are tied on 1" inch and 3/4" inch brass.
 And above, a river Towy salmon of 12lb 8oz which fell to the firetiger cascade. off the Abercoth estate water, in super condition and sea liced.
 Above, a close up of the 1" inch firetiger cascade.
 And close up of the 3/4" inch firetiger cascade.
 Some tube i tied up for myself, for night fishing on the river Towy. just easy to tie patterns.
 Above, the bagder and blue 11/2" inch Ally tube.
Black and orange, Ally tube 11/2" inch.
 Above, some secret weapons, tie with a single stinger hook. tied up for a customer,
 Black and silver, secret weapon. size 4 main hook and size 6 stinger.
 Squirrel and blue secret weapon,
 And above, some single hook snake flies, for the same customer of the secret weapons.
 And a close up of the snake, 11/2" inch long.
 Above is a set of flies and one of my boxes, for a customer in north Wales who fishes the river Dovey.
 Red and yellow,Cascade, size 9 partridge.
 Yellow flamethrower size 9 partridge,
 Stoat, tied on size 9 partridge .
 Silver Stoat, size 11 partridge double.
And the blue charm, tied on partridge size 11 double.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Bala North Wales game fair,

 On my way home from the Bala game fair, had a look at the river Towy. and great it has had a lift of water, it still carried on lifting and now its dropping back. so will be down there in the morning, as i had a call off Cyril head bailiff. saying a good number of salmon and sewin were caught this morning. so will be down on the river at 5am cant wait,
 Last weekend i spent at the Bala Game fair, it's a show i tie every year. and have to say it gets better every year, and i meet up with my old mate Gwilym Hughes  and his lovely wife Shara. and i stay at there home, and we have a good chat in the night over a few beers/ wine. and a BRQ.and there is always a few others staying just a great get together, below you will see a few of the tiers at the show.
 Above, my good old mate Gareth Lewis, well known for his micro flies.
 My good old mate Gwilym Hughes, fine tier and casting instructor.
 Above, my old mate Trever Jones, tying some fine wet Irish may flies.
 Sue Morgan, tying her lovely resin buzzers.
 Dewi Williams, that man takes a great photo, 
 Sir Louis Noble, doing is bit helping out watchers.
 What can i say about this man, Paul with out you north Wales would come to a stop. 
 And above, Little lIan he is getting better with his tying. haha,
 And at the cast pool, Iwan and Trevor helping anglers with there casting.
 And at the show, some of the flies i tied up, above some DNA sandeel's.

 Above, a few close ups of the DNA sandeel's for the bass.
 Above, some DNA clousers, again for the bass.

And above, some Tyne Toucan's tied on size 10 doubles and size 10 trebles.