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Monnow Rivers Association – 2016 Auction


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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BFFI 2016: T-Minus 7 Days…


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 […]

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Fly Fest Exclusive Discount!


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 […]

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Fly Fest 2015…T-Minus 10 Days!!!

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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 […]

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Sacrificials…for the Gods!

20150921 - Caddis Larvae Sacrificial Nymph (1)

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


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


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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Wye & Usk Foundation / Lugg & Arrow Fisheries Association Event


A great event coming up with the Wye & Usk Foundation, and in conjunction with the Lugg and Arrow Fisheries Association, on May 17th 2015! I’ll be providing a number of demos regarding the fishing of small streams, the tactics needed, the flies, outfits, and more. It’s gonna be a fun one! For more information […]

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New Guided Trip Dates Available

Guided Trip Days

Due to a cancellation, the following dates are now available for guided trips. If you’re interested in experiencing a new water or enhancing your skills, simply get in touch. (more…)

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David Collins’ Grannom Emerger


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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