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Catchups, Wild Streams, and Photo Marathons

Wow, I can only say wow! 2012 started busy, and it just jeeps getting busier and better! The busy-ness, of course, is the reason for my lack of real posts lately, and my apologies for not updating the blog as often as I’d like. With some fantastic guided trips out this year (and plenty more booked […]

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Wally What?!

As some of you know, and along with Mark Roberts, Alun Rees, and Chris Price, I assist in running the Gwent Angling Society’s winter fly tying classes. Although each class focuses around a number of patterns, the classes (more importantly) are put together in a way so that they emphasise the importance of ‘substance over style’. Like any skill […]

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Client Feedback – You Dig Me!

I’m a huge believer in ‘the client comes first’, so much so that the very idea is the focus of every fly order, casting lesson, and guided trip. As a consequence, I’m proud to say I’ve made a few people happy. One such client is Justin who runs the fantastic blog The River Beat. As […]

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Catch Magazine – Go, Read, Live!

The January 2012 edition of the awesome Catch Magazine is now out for your viewing pleasure. Kick back, grab a cuppa/beer, and enjoy! Click the below image to load or visit Catch Magazine at www.catchmagazine.net.

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Winter Gold

Today was a strange one; it was the first day in weeks where temperatures had broken above freezing, even jumping as high as 8°C here in South Wales…tropical temps considering the last few weeks have been absolutely freezing! Still though, the morning saw minus temperatures again and, after yesterday’s ‘thawing’ and last night’s freezing, Liam […]

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Exciting New Events For 2012

Boy oh boy, and I thought 2011 was busy! It’s only January 26th and the year has started with a fantastic bang! With a host of guided fishing trips, casting lessons and, surprisingly, quite a lot of personal fishing being undertaken throughout this last month. Fly orders have been very popular also, with orders flying […]

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Jan Siman’s Fluro Indicators

I’m a big fan of playing around with new tackle and gear, more so when I know that my clients and students will benefit from this ‘research’. I’ve been playing around with Jan Siman’s Fluorescent Indicators for quite a while now, and I’ve found them to be the best braided indicators for short-line nymphing techniques. In […]

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A Cold Winter Day’s Guided Fishing & Dry Fly Fishing in January(!?)

A fantastic day on a tributary of the River Wye this past Sunday, and this time saw me guiding Nigel from Worcester. Temperatures weren’t as low as I was expecting, especially after the -5C temps experienced in the area the day before, but there was a sprinkling of frost as I arrived at the day’s […]

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Seriously Unserious

I’ve decided, I’ve taken things way too seriously this year…time to start 2012 with a more ‘unhinged’ take on things… …How to please the Mayfly God… …punk rock, bamboo, and fly fishing… The mighty, and seriously jaw dropping Catch Magazine. Go grab yourselves a coffee and read this beauty of a release…NOW! Lastly, check out […]

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2011: The Roundup

It’s been a busy but fantastic year here at GL Fly Fishing. The interest in the Fly Shop since it’s inception just a short few months ago has been spectacular; with a continuous flow of orders coming in and flowing back out within their intended turnaround times. The feedback I’ve received has been hugely positive, […]

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