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Fly Fishing

Grayling on the Yorkshire Dales

Monday, 21 November 2016 10:52
- By Alex Hathorn with images by Stuart Minnikin. My article is prompted by the insert from Andrew Apsley in the July 2016 edition about grayling caught in the River Avon in southern England. Some years ago, while living and working in London, I made the acquaintance of a Yorkshire…
In a recent discussion with Alan Hobson who guides from Somerset East on some of the exceptional trout dams in the area as well as at Sterkfontein Dam near Harrismith, he told me that some of his guests have only one way of fishing – double haul your fly as…


Sunday, 23 October 2016 07:55
Notes from my diary Last week we fished a local stream a short step ahead of a cold front. The wind was upstream, cold and gusty, the water temperature just 10 degrees and trout were scarce. But the upstream wind brought to mind a piece I'd just read by Oliver…


Saturday, 15 October 2016 04:57
You might ask why I write about Oliver Kite's dry flies in this modern era of super-specialised patterns that have evolved on the back of an almost bewildering abundance of advanced fly pattern designs. Today's dry fly trends lean to parachute, emerger, CDC and ultra-micro patterns and the addition of…

Second hand tackle

Friday, 07 October 2016 14:59
Regarding the post below for used tackle please use the address  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to contact the seller. Tom Sutcliffe


Friday, 07 October 2016 07:30
A very collectable and fine assortment of good condition fly tackle is offered for sale as the owner is no longer able to fish. He has indicated that the tackle is in excellent condition and would prefer to sell all as a single lot, but this is negotiable with the…
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