A first for me and, as a certain someone keeps banging on about the magical properties of this pattern (Mr Walsh), I thought I’d relent and finally give one a go. No doubt he’s smirking to himself right now… In preparation for this pattern (and regarding the front partridge hackle), I understand some prefer the […]
Hailing from the base of the beautiful and picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales, Gareth specialises in small stream and river fly fishing techniques for both wild trout and grayling, and provides guided fishing trips, fly casting tuition, and high quality fly tying services.
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Chris Purdie, 25/07/2011 (Fly Tying Services)
Field testing had to wait until yesterday evening. The klinks did not disappoint. They float like corks and sit well in the water. Just what I've been looking for! My local stream is on its knees now in midsummer, poor winter rain compounded by abstraction like many of the South Country rivers, and typically no hatch whatsoever, save the odd sedge. Even in such tricky conditions, the klinks rose fish in all the likely lies, including the big fish that has eluded me in consecutive visits (he slashed just short again!). All wild fish here so a good test for the klinks which passed with flying colours!
Rory McAllister, 01/07/2013 (Fly Casting Tuition)
What can I say…..yesterday’s coaching was top notch. I learnt so much in such a short time, and I’ll always remember the "sheet of paper"; whether or not I master it is another thing! I’ll definitely be practising the roll cast on the Monnow.
I’ll also be keeping my eye on your web page as you are now installed on my favourite list.
Thanks once again and I look forward to the flies.
Rob Stimpson, 27/08/2012 (Guided Fishing Trip)
All in all it was a fantastic day and I really enjoyed myself! It was a beautiful stretch of river stuffed with fish, the equipment provided was top notch and Gareth is a great bloke who really put me ease. It was just like going fishing with an old mate and the hot cuppa’s courtesy of Gareth and his brew kit were a real luxury and a nice touch.
The tuition was first class and at a perfect pace to suit me perfectly. I learned a tremendous amount and my casting has improved no end. Now that I am remembering to drop my elbow and watching my wrist, I am now casting like a pro! Well almost! I learned lots of new techniques which I can now apply to improve my fishing at home. This is exactly what I wanted from the day and achieved this on all counts.
Other than a little less rain I can’t think of any way to improve the day. Gareth was happy to start a bit earlier at my request and finished much later than he should have, so I really got my money’s worth and I have no complaints whatsoever!
Thanks for a great day Gareth!
Adam Young, 18/10/2011 (Fly Tying Services)
Just sending you some photos of the grayling Henry caught on Sunday using the flies you tied for us, He had over twenty grayling to 2.5lb.!! The killer combination being the Klinkhamer Special (#16) and the Bead-Head Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear (#16) fished New Zealand-style! Both flies where readily taken by the grayling at any time! His best run was four grayling in four casts!
We both had a great day which was made a lot easier using your great flies!!
All the best Adam & Henry.
Stuart Jenkins, 26/12/2011 (Fly Tying Services)
Many, many thanks Gareth for your wonderful selection of flies in a presentation box which my wife gave to me for Christmas. I really haven't stopped beaming since I had it and can't stop looking at them, which may make me a bit sad in the eyes of my wife but you'll understand. On the one hand I can't wait to try them but on the other, I'm afraid to use them in case I lose any.
Once again, I can't thank you enough and look forward to seeing you sometime during the new season.
I’m a huge supporter of the Monnow Rivers Association and, as such, I’ve entered an auction lot into this year’s MRA Auction. All proceeds will go to the conservation of these wonderful waters and a huge range of projects, one of the largest being the eradication of Himalayan Balsam. This monumental task has already been […]
Preparations for this year’s British Fly Fair International are now done and dusted and, for the first year in many, my flies for display are complete. It’s already been said elsewhere, but tying at this outstanding event is a huge privilege, and saying that it’s an honour to tie alongside such a host of amazing fly […]
That’s right folks, for those planning on attending this weekend’s Fly Fest Fly Fishing Film Festival & Fly Fair, drop by the stand for a chin wag about everything fly fishing and fly tying, and grab yourself a bargain on all fly patterns available via the Gareth Lewis Fly Fishing Fly Shop! The discount is exclusive to Fly Fest visitors […]
Well folks, it’s that time of year again! The UK trout season is set to end within the next couple of weeks and, as us ‘hardcores’ gear up for the upcoming winter Grayling season, so start the UK’s fly tying shows in earnest. First up (and as the title of this post gives a clue to), is the Fly Fest […]