Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Ever nearing...

Probably the longest period of time between blog posts; for which I apologise! I cannot use the excuse either that I have been out fishing since the rivers have been so heavily affected by the extreme rainfall we have had this winter. It has really hampered this year's grayling fishing. That said, I have still managed a few visits to the Test and the Wylye and, despite exceptional flows and river heights, there have been a few fish to be caught.

I have spent a good deal of time preparing for the new season which is just around the corner. I have been working hard to tie up some trusted patterns and also some experimental versions which will get an airing this year.

Tied on a Partridge Klinkhamer Extreme 15BN

Tied on a Partridge CZF

Tied on a Partridge CZF

Tied on Partridhe SUD #8

Tied on a size 24 Partridge Klinhamer Extreme

Tied on a Partridge Klinkhamer hook (gold)

Tied on a size 14 Partridge SLD

I am also really pleased to be writing more this year for Fly Fishing and Fly Tying magazine and, over the coming months, there will be some articles on some of my favourite patterns and techniques.

I am really looking forward to making my first casts of the season. I can already see that big snout breaking the surface and engulfing my fly on a warm, early season day. Exciting stuff... see you out there!



tacklecrew said...

Some excellent patterns, may they bring you some good fish this season


Mike Boyd said...

Hi Dave I like that size 24 dun with extended CDC body. The hook will hang below the surface meniscus so it looks like a very late stage emerger! Cool. PS what camera and lens are you using? And also lighting. I am experimenting with a Sony A7Rii with a Pentax 85mm manual K series stopped down to f22 with extension tube. Ryobi 18V LED floodlight to illuminate. Still a slow and difficult job. Main one being the small depth of field. Mike