Mike Krayema, 08/11/2011 (Fly Tying Services)
My order arrived today and, I must say, the flies are beyond my expectations. Marvellous work! I will have to up my tying a notch or two to even get anywhere these little beauties.
Thanks for speedy service, all the best and tight lines.
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.
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!
Jeff Linacre, 21/06/2011 (Fly Tying Services)
Just got my flies. Absolutely thrilled with them, astounding craftsmanship, they make my existing fly collection look very amateur! I’m not even sure I want to put them near water! Thank you so much for the fantastic service!
Paul Cremin, 15/06/2010 (Guided Fishing Trip / Fly Casting Tuition)
I have booked a number of guided days as well as a casting lesson with Gareth and have had amazing times. Until my time with Gareth I had never caught a fish in my life.
The skills and techniques that I learned whilst on the water were invaluable to the improvement of my fishing skills; his knowledge of casting techniques, of the local fishing spots, tackle, and flies was excellent. A great day out for both adults and kids alike, is great exercise, and extremely interesting.
I would recommend Gareth to anyone.
Gary Scofield, 14/05/2011 (Guided Fishing Trip)
Thank you for a fantastic day on Saturday. I learnt more in an hour with you than in my previous three annual trips trying to figure things out for myself.
On arriving at the Ithon the next morning, instead of the usual ‘what am I supposed to do with this?’ reaction, I actually thought ‘right then, I can do this, let’s catch some fish!’
Thanks again – your patience and determination in the face of a tough situation is a rare skill.
Confidence is high.
Simon McHattie, 29/04/2011 (Guided Fishing Trip / Fly Casting Tuition)
After some discussion Peter and I decided to hire Gareth’s services at this relatively early stage of the season to brush up on our skills and learn some new tricks of the trade. We were not disappointed.
Anyone out there considering the services of a guide in the South Wales catchment, you need look no further. Gareth’s whole approach to the session was spot on. He is undoubtedly an expert and has a great deal of knowledge anyone can benefit from. Above all Gareth gave me and Pete the space to try what we’d learned making the whole session relaxed, easy going and fun, and despite the tough conditions Gareth got Pete and I into fish, both on the long flats and in the riffles.
Ken Burgess, 20/03/2011 (Casting Lessons)
Gareth, thanks for yesterday morning, I learned loads and would recommend you to anyone. The best money I’ve ever spent on fishing!
See you again soon.
Mike Maxfield, 19/03/2011 (Guided Fishing Trip / Fly Casting Tuition)
Just a quick note to say thanks a million for a cracker of a day mate – I got more out of it than I had originally hoped so a massive thanks to you for that. I’m more psyched for GAIA now than ever.
Was great to finally meet you and am very much looking forward to getting back onto a South Wales small stream with you again in the near future.
Speak to you soon, and thanks again!
Ben Sier (age 12), 28/01/2011 (Guided Fishing Trip / Fly Casting Tuition)
When Gareth took me fishing he taught me how to set up the rod and how to cast. Using a fly that Gareth had made himself, he showed me the best places to fish and the best way to cast. Under his instruction I caught my first fish (a brown trout) and it was brilliant! I really enjoyed my day with Gareth, he was very patient and I learned loads from him. I can’t wait to go again.