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.