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MRA Auction – River Selection Fly Box Complete…And Awaiting One Lucky Winner!

Regarding my previous post outlining my lots available to bids via the Fly Forums Monnow Rivers Association Auction, Lot 44 (River Selection Fly Box) is now complete and waiting for the final bid on December 2nd. The below shots feature just a few of the two dozen flies…just to whet the appetite… To take a […]

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Gwent Angling Winter Fly Tying Classes

The Gwent Angling Society’s annual winter fly tying classes will be starting once again on Monday 21st November 2011 at Ponthir Village Hall, Caerleon, at 7pm-9pm. The event will run each Monday until the end of February 2012, and each week a fully qualified instructor will cover a broad spectrum of tying skills, styles, and […]

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Monnow Rivers Association Auction 2011 – Happy Bidding!!!

In conjunction with the Fly Fishing Forums, the fantastic Monnow Rivers Association are holding their annual Monnow Auction, which sees lots presented from a host of riparian owners, fly fishing guides, instructors, fly tiers, as well as a bounty of other piscatorial goodies, and I’m proud to be donating two (2) lots which may interest […]

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Step-By-Step: Tying The Black Flash Jig

With the winter fast approaching, and with the grayling season now¬†running at full steam ahead, I’m going to be posting a number of fly tying step-by-steps¬†over the next few weeks. Focusing on a series of dries, emergers, and nymphs to imitate winter invertebrates, we’ll also be looking at a range of artificials which specifically target […]

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Autumnal Beauty On The River Irfon

It still has the same effect. Staring at the ceiling, wide awake at 02:30, excitement in full swing because of a fishing trip the next day. I feel 10 years old again, as the next day holds a fishing trip with Dad. A lack of sleep maybe, but at 06:30 I couldn’t have felt more […]

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New Grayling Bugs Added To Fly Tying Services at Gareth Lewis Fly Fishing

New Grayling Czech & Jig Nymphs! It’s been a fantastic adventure so far, with the last four short months equating to a large number of orders, and it just keeps getting better and better! The interest in my fly tying services has been immense, both here in the UK and abroad, and I’m happy to […]

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Tying The Chironomid Emerger Fly Tying Video

Thanks again to the Gwent Angling Society, and following on from my previous posts regarding the RS2 Fly Tying Video and Simple, Dubbed Body Paradun Fly Tying Video, I’m now pleased to announce the third video in the series – my beloved Chironomid Emerger. Like most of the patterns I tie, I can’t claim any […]

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Micro Fly Tying Geekness…

Re-Stocking…and yeah, you just checked out my package. Get over it… Damn, those guys from Daiichi know how to make a fine hook! Re-stocking my hook supplies this week ready for a line of upcoming fly tying demos and orders has seen me revert to my alter-ego ‘Hook Geek’. It appears to be a normal […]

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Pre-Demo Tyings…

Clockwise Left to Right – Caenis Spinner (#32), Olive Paradun (#24), Chironomidae Emerger (#24), Chironomidae Pupa (#22), Chironomidae Larva (#28). Preparing for a weekend-long fly tying demo takes some doing. My gear is nearly packed and ready, and a selection of flies are ready to be placed in their fly clips this coming Saturday for […]

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Tying The Simple, Dubbed Body Paradun Fly Tying Video

Thanks again to the Gwent Angling Society, and following on from my previous post regarding the RS2 Fly Tying Video, I’m now pleased to announce the second video in the series – the simple, dubbed body paradun. The Simple, Dubbed Body Paradun This second video features a generalistic dun imitation which works well in a […]

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