Friday, 3 June 2016

River Usk salmon and flies.

Well the sewin ( sea trout) season so far has been very slow, a few fish off the Abercothi beat on the river Towy i have been told of one of 15lb, plus sir Gareth Edwards having one of 11lb. and a few more to 8lb,i have had one of 6lb from the bathing pool beat, thats my only sewin so far this season. but i have only had two trips out for them, the fishing on the river Usk for salmon has be good for some. but i was out two days ago and had a bad day hooking two fish one of about 11lb and one about 25lb, lost the two fish what a blow. but below are some photos of other fish landed.      

 Above the fish in photo to Ken Evans, 21lb lovely clean fish.

The fish above range from 13lb to 16lb 8oz all lovely clean springers.

 Above some bass and sea trout flies, these were tied for a customer charlie to fish a river in France. 
 My Night intruder, hope the French sea trout like them.

 Above, the Alexandra tied on size 8 Partridge bomber hook, and above that same fly secret weapon stinger hook.

 Again for the French sea trout, the Towy allrounder again size 8, plus one with stinger.
 Some of my shrimp patterns, for the French sea trout and bass.
 Orange shrimp, close up.
 Natural color shrimp, close up.
 Pink intruder prawns, 25mm shank.
 Close up of prawn.
 A few black and blue snake flies.

 Above, close ups of the snakes, single and double hooks.
 A hand full of cascade zonker doubles, sizes 8, 10, 12 & 14s
 Above, a close up of a size 14 cascade.
 Above sone black doubles,
 Close up of double,
 Yellow & Orange salmon copper tubes, 1" and 3/4" long.
 close up of yellow and orange.
 Above, Williegunn tubes, 1" & 3/4" with lime green tag.
 1" lime green tag Williegunn copper tube.
 3/4" lime green tag Williegunn.
 Lime green tag Orange copper tubes,
 Close up of lime green tag, Williegunn.
 Squirrel blue and black doubles.
 Close up of squirrel blue and black double.

 Squirrel blue and silver waddingtons, 35mm shanks.
 Close up of waddington,
 Butcher tied on BMDs,
 Close up of Butcher.
 Squirrel blue and silver on BMDs,
 Close up of the SB&S BMD.
 Above Towy allrounders, great sea trout pattern.
 Above, Alexanders,
 Black and peacock sword, secret weapon.
 Black secret weapon,
 Black and peacock tubes, 11/2" , 11/4" and 1" Ally tubes, great sewin tubes.
 Black Ally tubes,
 Above, 35mm Waddington shanks.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

River Usk salmon and river Towy,

Well the season has started but the fishing has been very slow, the season is running about 3/4 weeks behind what it should be. i have a few photos of some river Usk salmon, but as i said it has been very slow for springers this season. thr river Towy has been very slow with very few fish reported, have been told of one sewin of 14lb, plus two small salmon. flies have been going out in large numbers to Ireland , Scotland , south of England plus good numbers off to Russia , Norway , Sweden and a new country for me Japan. 

 The top three photos are of the beat i fish on the river Usk, and below the new rod i was trying out the Loomis NRX (green) 15ft what a great rod, and a few of my fly boxes.

 Above, My mate Ken Evans, with his two salmon so far this season off the river Usk. 15lb.

 The one above, is 19lb two very clean springers.
 Looking up at the bathing pool, on the river Towy.
 Looking down to the ladders, river Towy.
 Big tree gone in to the river, above the ladders. floods this year have changed the river a lot,.
 Looking down to the corner of the bathing pool.

 Looking out of the bathing pool.
 Above, a shrimpy tie that has done well with the salmon on the river Usk.
 Copper tube cascades, 3/4", 1" & 11/4" long.
 Calvin shrimp,
 Close up of the Calvin shrimp.
 Cascade, tied on Veniards Osprey doubles.
 Close up Cascade,
 Above, the Park shrimp

 Orange flamethrower, and close up below.
 Close up, kinermony killer,

 Kinermony killer.

 Above, Black and peacock tubes.
 Above, Black and silver.

 Williegunn copper tube,
 Williegunn copper tubes, 3/4", 1" and 11/4",
 Above, wake lure of mine for sewin. made with foam.

Above, close ups of my wake lures, if you have never used a wake fly for sewin. try it just great fun.
 Above, some of the colors i use for sewin. Ally tubes.
 And above, some of my glow in the dark snake flies.