I have a passion for tempting trout and grayling from small streams, the bigger the challenge the better.
I sit in London tying March Browns taking me to the rivers of Wales in my mind; a Cornuta for The Beaverkill where I had my first brookie or a Greenwell's to transport me back to my youth.
Friday, 14 January 2011
Another favourite fly
the Snipe and Purple
Purple Pearsall's silk and an under covert feather.
This is a fly which I have used to great effect
on cold and stormy days, it certainly lives up to its reputation.
However, my fish prefer this one
Pritt's Dark Snipe
This is the same fly built from
Purple Pearsall's silk and an outer covert feather.