Sunday, 26 June 2011
This is a design I have been using since I refined it in 2003
It is the EasyPeasyUSD, so named as it is simple to build.
The wing is soft enough to fold down and hook fish effectively
... well most of the time anyway
The footprint on the surface is excellent and it is an extremely versatile floater for upstream or down.
Saturday, 25 June 2011
I have prepared a box of specials which will be auctioned in benefit of the Dibney River Conservation Trust
who run the Irish International Fly Fair at Killyleagh, Co. Down, Northern Ireland next weekend.
All in aid of an excellent cause - the restoration of the local Dibney River.
The box contains Reversed Parachute emergers from #22 Caenis to #8 Mayflies
and some Partridge and Orange, Black Spiders and Clear Cure Goo Caddis;
a couple of French Partridge Mays and some Olive nymphs.
For further details of the show, see
There are some serious talents coming from across the planet
to help our restoration efforts for which I thank you all;
see you there, Roy.
Friday, 24 June 2011
Monday, 13 June 2011
Sunday, 12 June 2011
It is again smutting time as the days grow longer and warmer toward midsummer.
The fish have had time to fatten up and are now taking advantage of nature's generosity.
As they sit sipping flies from the surface trout become engrossed with minutiae.
Here is a design which gives the all-important presentation,
sinks the tippet on impact for clean presentation of a struggling bug stuck in the surface.
I fish this on 5x tippet and am confident of takes - if I can get the fly on target.
Here is the deadly smut on a size #22 larva hook.
This one will be a reliable tool for the next two months.