Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Fish are Flies all the way.

 Well manged to have a morning out Sunday, with my mate John Watkins. who has started fly fishing this season, we went down to the river Towy on the Abercothi beat. had a take on my 2nd cast 8.00am but the fish came adrift, and then at 9.10am had another take which was the fish below. nice bright sealiced fish lots of fish starting to come into the system, but will say we are about 4/5 weeks behind in the season. 
 Above is the tube fly i was using, 3/4" copper tube gold holographic body and copper mirage flash.
 Still tying a lot, above some of the flies, which went up to North Wales. for the river Dee and and a Scotland trip,
 Above and below, my mate Alun with a cracker of a sewin. is 2nd double this season,

 Above, old mate Dennis with a nice springer off the river Usk.
 Another Usk springer to my mate Ken Evans, both guys fishing well.
 Here are some more sewin flies, to one of my customers. two colors that just catch all the time.,
 Both doubles are size 8,
 Blue 1" inch waddington shank,
 Black 1" inch waddington shank,
The set of flies for mid Wales, just a full set of killer flies.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Fish and flies.

 Well the fishing has started very good, with a number of very good fish coming into the rivers of south Wales. above my mate for many years Andy, with is first sewin (sea trout) of the season a sea liced fish of 14lb 12oz off the Abercothi beat of the river Towy,. which has been fishing very well, i fished the beat bank holiday Monday. and lost a mid doubles sewin i was just gutted for not landing my first fish of the year, the Abercothi beat has turned up some great fish so far to 16lb.
 Above a cracking fresh springer, to my mate Ken.
 And another river Usk springer to Dennis, a cracking fish but as you can see the head is starting to color up.
 Been tying up some of the older fly patterns, for my mate John Wakins. for the river Towy that worked well for the sewin, they are the Harry Tom on the left. and the Dai Ben on the right, tied on a size 6 kamasan B175.
 Above, the light wing Harry Tom.
Above, Dark wing Harry Tom.
 And above, The Dai Ben.
 Above, a range of tubes, waddingtons and snake flies.
 Above, the Kinermony killer tube, the Toucan and snake flies.

 Above a range of waddintons / tubes and glow in the dark snake flies..
 Above a set of Tyne Toucans, on there way to Canada. Roberto hope you are happy with them,

 Above close up of Toucans,
 Above, I around to tying a few tubes for myself.11/2" and 1" inch long.
 Black and silver 11/2" Ally tube.
 Blue and mallard 11/2" Ally tube, sewin just love the two above colors.
 Above a few wee doubles, sizes 10 and 12 for the tyne and wear rivers.
 Above the junction shrimp, size 12 double.
 Ally shrimp, size 12 double.
 Blue, size 12 double,
 Kiley shrimp, size 12 double.
 Yellow, size 12 double.
 Above, tubes in 1" and 11/4" inch, again for river Tyne and wear.
 11/2" inch snakes for the Tyne and Wear rivers.
 Yellow and Orange flamethrower tubes top four 1" and bottom four 3/4" inch. again for the river Tyne.

 Above, getting to top up my own boxes, in between orders.
 Still playing about with the syneo shanks these are 40mm long shanks. blue and black above. with size 16 partridge BMD hooks,
 And above in Black, really like these shanks.
And a few bass jigs, i tied up for my mate Dan.
Just so busy tying at the moment, only showing just a few of my tyings.