I have been trialling a Hends French Nymphing leader over recent weeks, searching skinny water with tiny nymph patterns - a super effective method for finding success with spooky fish. I aim to put a full report together in the near future, but for the time being, let's just say I'm impressed by the Camou nylon leader.
A lovely brown trout, falling to the subtleties of a French leader fished micro-nymph:
The weekend of the 18th and 19th of June saw the British Fly Fair 2011 at its venue and time of year. I had the pleasure of tying next to Sea-Trout expert (and all-round fish-bum) Steffan Jones.
Steffan was a pleasure to watch tie and he talked me through several pattern, including some clever mounting solutions for fly trebles etc. Here are a couple of his flies. The first being a fly he uses early in the evening and often on the dropper later in the night:
... and an altogether larger offering for fishing in the dark:
Infact, I've started to get the itch to get out sea-trouting. Roll on July and August!