Latest Posts Under: Fly Pattern

Experiment…….

Today is a day to tie some flies for the new season – have you ordered your fishing licence? I have been trying to develop an effective early season grannom pattern, last years emerging pattern was great, but was a fiddle to tie, so back to the drawing board this year. This found me drifting …

Crikey it’s cold!

Just back from a quick (crikey it’s cold) grayling fish and to try out some bugs using some new hot pink & orange tungsten beads. Fished a couple of well known grayling runs; the first was too exposed to the elements and I quickly numb fingered headed to a sheltered spot. This was a lot …

Spot the angler!

What a perfect autumn day and just had to go fishing…..As I stepped into the river, I nearly disturbed another angler who was well tucked away amongst the foliage.. Spot the angler! From Dorchester Fishing Club 2008 There was a hatch of small pale wateries and a few fish started moving, but all where very …

GP Dun

I thought I’d send you some details of the GP Dun, just in case you want to make some kind of link to it (I don’t really know how to do these computer things, I’m afraid). By way of background, I’ve been flyfishing since 1969 and tying my own flies since about 1971 or thereabouts. …

Happy New Year

A good day to tie a few flies for the coming season. The first important hatch of the year will be the grannom and I have noticed over the years that trout very rarely take the fully hatched fly, but instead concentrate all their efforts on emerging flies. This new pattern has all the key …

Cinderella Chalk Stream Project

Today I attended a practical day on the River Frome to help promote the Cinderella Chalk Stream Project, which is a partnership between the Wild Trout Trust, Environment Agency & English Nature. Their aim is to initiate partnership projects to improve the conservation status of the less well know, but equally import chalk rivers, which …

Perfect Summers Day

A perfect summers day, well except for the wind, the rain and the cold! Fished the Upper Water in the hope of finding some shelter and a few fish moving. The River looked great and as I started to tackle I could see a few fish rising – but, to what I just couldn’t see. …

Thursday Morning & Evening

MorningI fished the Bockhampton stretch this morning and it was the best morning that I have had this season. The combination of the warm Southerly wind, the overcast skies, some rain and a slightly coloured river gave ideal fishing conditions. Although the Mayfly hatch was sparse the fish were up and about and they were …

Welcome Rain

Reminder about the working party this Saturday 9am Whitfield Hatches. We will be installing some flow deflectors (willow faggot groynes). Steve Carter from the Environment Agency who kicked started all our current improvements will be coming along as well. Lunch will be provided, but please bring drinks etc. and please do not to block the …

Opening Day 2007

HI John , My brother and I fished around Whitfield hatches today having a great day in the process, much better than last year. The river looked superb, clean with lots of the right type of weed, the wind abated throughout the day so that come tea time it wasn’t a hampering factor, using aftm …