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Flies for Spring

Another very wet Sunday and a few ideas for your fly box. First on my list is of course the GRHE, these are excellent and can be used to represent the early hatching olives. GRHE Then a few grannom patterns will be needed for the end of April when the hatches are at there best. …

River Up & Coloured

The River is up & very coloured and with todays rain, it doesn’t look good for tomorrow either. Time to tie some flies; Over the Christmas holidays I was lucky enough to fish a stretch of the River Wylye and this little pink number was a great success. To help get this fly down to …

A Wonderful Morning

A Saturday with blue sky, sun and no wind; I just had to go fishing! Here’s a photograph of blue sky if you had forgotten what it looks like! Blue Sky! Fished around Grey’s Bridge and 10 Hatches; the river was in tip top condition, almost as perfect as the weather; plus there were even …

Wet Sunday

I was due to walk a stretch of the coastal path today but the unexpected rain put a halt to that. There was no wind and this was the sort of rain I enjoy fishing in, so I put on my waterproofs and headed to the river. I fished the Middle Water and as I …

Bank Holiday Monday

Conditions are excellent today and the river is clearing nicely. Expect the hatch to start around 13:00, but before then a well placed imitation will bring the trout to surface. The weather forecast is a mixture of sunshine and showers, but nothing that will effect the fishing..Mayfly pattern that’s doing well for me this season

Old Favourites

Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Hook: 16 Tiemco TMC 900BL Tail/Body: Hares Ear Thorax: Hares Ear Rib: Holographic Tinsel It must be a good fly as it was an Odgen Smith GRHE with duck split wing that caught a 12 3/4lb brown just below Grey’s Bridge in 1907. Read The Rev’s account Tying a GRHE from …

GRHE

Odgen Smith GRHE Why the Gold Ribbed Hares Ear? It all started after a chance meeting with a former Honorary Secretary of the Dorchester Fishing Club, Lt Cdr D.B.Jeffery. We met while fishing the Club’s water and talked about its long history. He wondered if I would be interested in seeing a photograph that he …