The winning flies

Having just completed a very good fishing season, I thought it appropriate to look back at the flies that stood out and review Red Tag’s Dangerous Dozen. Dries: First choice is still the dark brown para-emerger – especially through the October to mid-December mayfly period, and first up through summer and autumn. See tying instructions … Continue reading The winning flies

Success on last trip of the season

Day 1 saw some good fish to hand on a #14 brass bead-head nymph. Although we release the vast majority of fish, this one of Ben’s supplied a nice entree that night. Day 2 belonged to Peter, with the only single day trifecta of the season – one on the wet, one on the nymph … Continue reading Success on last trip of the season

When very wet … go wet!

After heavy downpours on the lowland rivers, visiting German fly fisher Daniel had to go wet! They wouldn’t look at a dry (not a rise all day), ignored the nymph but took the Woolly Bugger with relish. Best results in conditions like these were casting out and across into the fast water, then retrieving with … Continue reading When very wet … go wet!