Monday, 23 December 2013


Hi, here 's wishing all my supporters of my blog, a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
And hoping you have a great fishing and tying 2014, you have made my blog all worth doing this year having over 65,000 hits this year. on the home page and the step by step page, cant wait now for the season to start again, and get on the river Towy after dark for the fish i love to fish for. the sewin (sea trout). plus the salmon and must get more salt water bass & mullet fly fishing in, tight line all.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Cup's , fly boxes and treble flies.

 Hi, A lot of my ties go up north, and i good few members of the Bishop Auckland District Club. it is a club with a lot of water, 20 miles of the river Wear for salmon and sea trout. plus they have 2 miles of the river Tees for salmon and wild brown trout fishing, plus they have there own trout fishing lakes. at Witton castle and the membership is £175 for the season, and i know that they are looking for new members. and there will be no joining fee for 2014, the membership secretary's name is Keith Robson. i do send a box of flies each year for the best sea trout of the season, above is Len Hird presenting the box to Jon Ord for his best fish of 10lb 12oz. and here is a link to the club web site,
 And above, Len is presenting the cup for the best salmon of the season. and again was caught by Jon Ord.,
 All the flies below, have been tied for another member of the club.
 The Uskgrub,
 The black boar, i use this fly a lot. and also tie them in yellow and orange.
 Close up of of the black boar.
 Kinermony killer,
 Close up of the Kinermony killer,
Above a set of Kyley shrimps,
And above, close up of the Kyley shrimp.
 Orange flamethrowr's
Close up orange flamethrower,

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Grayling fishing, and sewin (sea trout) flies plus tying room.

 Got out this Friday just past, I did take a mate of mine on the river Taff. he had not caught a grayling before or had he done much river fishing, so i spent about half an hour showing him what to look for. that fish would hold and feed, and within 20mins he had caught his first grayling. as you can see he is very happy with it in the photo below,
 Dean with his first grayling,
 Above was the stamp of most of the grayling, it was hard work trying to get you flies down pass the smaller fish.
 When you did manage to get your flies down, you had a better stamp of fish like the one above. about a 11/2lb in weight,.
 The set i was using above, size 12 klinlhammer and below two bugs size 14 and 16. with 1mm tungsten bead heads, this set up on the day did take two and three fish at a time. taking the dry and bugs at the same time,
 Above, one of the bigger fish i had on the day.
 I have started tying again after my moving home, and here are a few of the sewin flies i have tied this week. above red and black a color that always works.,
 And above, another killer squirrel blue and silver.
 Red and black snake fly, with glow in the dark eyes.
 Above, squirrel blue & silver snake, the snakes are about 11/2"inch long.
 Red and black, on size 6 L/shank hook.
 Squirrel blue and silver, size 6 L/shank hook.
 Above, the got to color for many sewin anglers.
 And a color that has worked for me for many years, royal blue and red.
 The set above, hope you catch a lot on the flies Paul.
 Some more snakes,
Black and blue,
 Black and pink,
And the black and silver snake,
 And here is my tying room,
 Have put in a computer desk, but my mate John who built my tying desk and storage. is building me a computer desk in oak to mach the rest of the room, it will have a pull out computer and printer storage. with draws for all my reels. cant wait.
And above, my storage cabinets for my materials. and my tying books all i need now is some nice fish prints and fish photos,it will be fine then.