For example, many tie their own variants of a few favoured salmon fly
patterns, because they have a clear picture of how a salmon fly
should look, and the common or garden shop-bought fly is seldom it.
He always did things his own way and his book The Salmon Fly
is a classic.
The Aberaeron angler, described as the natural successor to the king of fly dressing, the late Pryce Tannat, Machynlleth, made and framed a fully dressed salmon fly
named the "Welsh Lady".
There are a few places left for the Salmon and Trout Association Junior Day on the River Usk on Saturday, July 10, and there are also limited places for adults to learn salmon fly
casting with APGAI qualified coach Bryan James.
WHEN it comes to choosing what salmon fly
to put on, big is not always best and bigger flies don't necessarily catch bigger fish.
On Sunday, Jim Fearn of Rio will be at Jubilee Trout Lakes demonstrating casting methods for the new range of Rio Salmon fly
Anne and Sarah presented Gordon with The Royal - a classic Tay salmon fly
tied by renowned fly dresser Paul Little who will be holding a charity fly tying day at Game Fishing Supplies in Morpeth on Saturday, February 13.
One of his favourite flies was the intricatelytied salmon fly
called the Jock Scott which had some 27 different feathers in its make-up!
SILVER WILKIE AS WE move into what hopefully should be the warmer days of May, tactics employed by the salmon fly
angler will have to change.
On Sunday, February 2 Jim Fearn of Rio will be at Jubilee Trout Lakes demonstrating casting methods for the new range of Rio Salmon Fly
The well-known salmon fly
Jock Scott has some 28 different kinds of materials in its make up and I can honestly say that not one of the demonstrators was of the calibre of Shane Jones, Towyn, who is probably one of the best dressers of salmon flies in the world today.
It's every salmon fly
angler's dream to see his name engraved on the silver trophy.