Sunday, 7 June 2009

Blue Flash Damsel

I fished the lakes at Albury a few weeks ago with a friend. The lakes are well kept and stocked with plenty of fish. Many fish are taken on the Blue Flash Damsel, a fly I have not come across before. I have tied a few flies for him as a thank you and created a few variations,with varying amounts of blue in the body.

River Windrush

I fished the River Windrush yesterday morning and took two nice Brownies. The first to a Sawyer Pheasant Tail and second on a Black Klinkhammer. The Sawyer really is a great fly, so simply yet so effective. It was a very wet morning and I saw nobody else on the river. Although there is still a good flow on the river, this rain is much needed and will freshen everything up.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Sawyer Pheasant Tail and Stuie's Olive

I have been tying a few more flies this week for Keith Passant's Fly Tying Marathon in August. The first is Stuie's Olive, featured by Charles Jardine in the April 2009 Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Magazine and the second is the Sawyer Pheasant Tail. The Sawyer really is a very underated fly, so simple but so effective, often overlooked in favour of more complex patterns.