Saltwater Fly

Saltwater Flies for Bass Fishing


Help !! This crazy lady with a crazy idea just wont leave me alone !! Let me explain.   September is prime season for Fly fishing for Bass in the UK and as result I am on the water day after day. The ansaphone machine bleeps and flashes at me in an attempt to get my attention   , the emails start to pile up . I should take a day off but I don’t. I have a terrible fishing addiction and equally terrible bank balance  so I...

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Something old , Something new

Something old , Something new


Posted By on Mar 11, 2015

This time every year I find myself sitting at the vice tying flies . The vast majority of which will be used on the boat over the season , after years of pontification I finally got my act together , clamped my vice onto the table , tied my arse in the chair and tied up dozens of new patterns, many of which have been trapped in my head for years . Something old something , new , something borrowed and yes there are a few Blue ones...

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Cornish Bass Flies

Cornish Bass Flies


Posted By on Mar 21, 2013

Well at last they are here and they are amazingly well tied. . The guys at Fulling Mill asked me 18 months ago to  provide  a selection of my favourite Bass Fly Patterns.I have fine tuned my flies over the years .  Too many options leads to more time spent gazing into  a fly box or hoping that a change of fly will make fish appear out of nowhere. I like a simple life and a fly that I have confidence in based on my experiences  on the...

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Fly fishing mojo is back

Fly fishing mojo is back


Posted By on Mar 11, 2013

The last couple of years I have been somewhat obsessed with lure fishing for Bass.  My fly rods have seen far less action.  Obsessing over lure for a couple of seasons was a very positive thing. I have gained so much new knowledge and understanding of my fishing area . I took the knowledge of shallow ground saltwater fly fishing in Cornwall and applied it to weedless soft plasics. I think its now time to transpose that knowledge...

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Mangrove Munchkins

Mangrove Munchkins


Posted By on May 5, 2011

I thought I would share a fly I have been tweeking and fine tuning recently. I will be providing the dressings  for Total Fly Fisher magazine as part of an on going series of articles. The Orange Munchkin has been designed with Belize and Mexico and Cornish Bass Fishing in mind. When I have fished Belize and Mexico the guides have made a B line for anything with Orange in it . I’m off to Cuba next week .so I have tied up half a dozen...

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Livebait Fly

Livebait Fly


Posted By on Nov 21, 2010

This fly has landed thousands of bass for me over the years. After the tidal wave of orders this Summer.  I recieved so many emails and phone calls that I decided to get the tying down on video. It must be the most simple fly ever. I fish this version on the flats for Stripers or I give it to clients that struggle with weighted flies. It is a great fly in clear water or when the sun is high. It has landed Bass . Pollack, Coalfish,...

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