TrekFest Training Round 2 – Brecon Beacons Horseshoe Ridge

More ‘harsh terrain’ training in prep for June’s mammoth charity hike took place on Saturday and, this time, we decided to make things a little harder by deciding to take on the Brecon Beacons Horseshoe Ridge route and by adding on an additional 1.4miles. This pushed the day’s route to 10.4 miles. I believe the saying […]

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Frozen Rod Rings & One Weighty Lady

Today was a tough one. With temperatures plummeting yesterday we knew the grayling may not have acclimatised just yet and, as such, today would be a little tricky. Add to that the fact that they’re still pretty shoaled up and, well…we were right. Shoals apart, and with temperatures failing to rise above 0°C all day, […]

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Welcome to 2013! 10% Discount On All Orders Until Jan 31st

Happy New Year folks! As we move closer to the new trout season, why not get those fly boxes restocked with a great range of flies available from The Fly Shop? As a New Year’s gift, all orders placed up to January 31st will receive a 10% discount; simply use the coupon code HAPPY2013 when you get to the […]

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TrekFest 2013 – The Challenge Begins

Well, that’s the registration form signed and completed…now there’s no turning back! On June 8th 2013 I’ll be taking part in the TrekFest 2013 challenge, an endurance challenge which will see me hiking 54 miles in just 24 hours! Oh, and that ‘route’ just happens to be the Brecon Beacons, a mountain range in South Wales which […]

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The New Fly Shop Goes Live!l

I am delighted to announce the launch of the brand new Fly Shop, offering a more streamlined ordering experience through a fully automated shopping cart facility, and which ties in seamlessly to PayPal (bank transfer and cheque payment options are still available). The new platform enables clients to select more defined fly specifications, and you […]

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Klinkhamer Variations – LDO Emerger

I love the versatility and robustness of the Klinkhamer; the pattern’s silhouette, buoyancy properties, and it’s ability to seemingly ‘bring fish up from the deep’ is simply amazing. Above all, the pattern is generally a quick and easy to tie, and is a perfect example of a pattern which allows the tier to alter it’s […]

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BFFI 2012

What can I say!? What a fantastic show! I’m still tired after the show three days later, but really chuffed about the number of you guys who popped by to say hello or stopped for a chat, and absolutely blown away by the requests to sign fly boxes, cards, etc. Amazing. The highlight of the […]

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BFFI 2012 – It’s Here!

That’s right folks, the 10th anniversary of the British Fly Fair is just two days away and the excitement is building! Read more and see the flies over on Gareth Lewis Fly Fishing >>>

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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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