Fly Fishing Articles

GH Sedge Emergers

Sedges can be encountered throughout the year in various stages of development so they have to be very high on any discerning angler’s list of necessary patterns to copy to deceive the quarry species, be it Grayling or Trout. In the upper reaches of my home river the Dee in North Wales, Sedges hatch at

The GH Bulbous Gnat

Our River "Chironomid" I regard to be the smaller cousins of the "Stillwater" variety possibly because the density of population in the acidity of the streams and rivers of North Wales is such that the minuscule food items available for them stunts the growth, whereas in the richer Stillwaters the balance of food items is

My Introduction To Fly Fishing

I landed the first fish that I'd ever hooked on a fly yesterday. No, I wasn't fishing a Scottish river or an English brook - I was at Jacklands Fish Farm in Nailsea, near Bristol. "Whaaaaaaatttt?" say the purists, "That's not fly-fishing. Trout in a puddle. Disgraceful!" Or is it? These fish fight all the