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The First of the Jinglers

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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 […]

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Monnow Rivers Association – 2016 Auction

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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 […]

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Sacrificials…for the Gods!

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I posted a couple of shots of a Czech-style nymph earlier today in the Facebook Partridge Hook Forum and mentioned that I fish sometimes them in conjunction with a ‘heavily weighted point fly’ (the lighter-dressed flies taking up the role of middle and top droppers). The heavier point fly holds the task of ‘depth-charging’, allowing the more […]

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Crickhowell & District Angling Society – Trout Fly Fishing Skills Day

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Ladies and gents, the Crickhowell & District Angling Society will be holding their annual Trout Fly Fishing Skills Day at Grangwryne Court Fishery, River Usk on June 14th 2015. The day will run from 10:00 – 16:00 and will consist of a large number of workshops revolving entomology, fly tying, single-handed fly casting, as well […]

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Partridge of Redditch Fly Friday #53

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Last month I posted a short write-up on the David Collins Grannom Emerger and, as such, I’m pleased to announce the full article is now featured in this week’s Partridge of Redditch Fly Friday #53 blog. Enjoy caddis fans!

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David Collins’ Grannom Emerger

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I love this time of year (and caddis)! Instead of the usual generic nymphs of winter, we finally get to target specific invertebrates, and one of the first is…yup…a caddis pattern; the Grannom. The first major hatch of the trout season, we see these invertebrates breaking surface and swirling in clouds around mid-April. 2014 was a […]

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Iron Blues…

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With the Grannom now coming to an end in South Wales, I’m thinking forward towards the next few major invertebrate hatches. Granted, we don’t tend to get a major hatch of Iron Blues in South Wales (not like ‘them thar good ol’ days’), but I do enjoy tying them. Below are a couple of quick shots […]

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Happy New Year 20% Discount!

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Happy New Year folks! As a special thank you to all my current and future customers, a 20% discount on all orders will be available from tomorrow, the 1st of January 2015. Simply visit www.garethlewisflytying.com and enter the coupon code HAPPYNEWYEAR in the Shopping Cart once you’ve finished adding items to your order; the discount will then be […]

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Czech Nymphs: True Heavy Metal

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Since the Trout Season ended here in South Wales on October 3rd, many anglers are now turning to the grayling for their winter sport. As such, it was Liam and I’s first proper grayling outing today, so we hit the home water with a variety of success. A shorter day than usual, but as we […]

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BFFI 2015 – Tickets Now on Sale!

Folks, this is without a doubt, THE biggest and best fly tying show on mainland UK, and should NOT be missed! With over 50 individual exhibitors including quality tackle, fishing holidays, organisations, bring and buy tackle stand, and the largest selection of fly tying materials at any UK show. The famous International Fly Tying Rows with […]

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