I remember well the excitement of waiting for the book to arrive. ‘BARR FLIES’ How To Tie and Fish the Copper John. The Barr Emerger and dozens of other patterns, variations and rigs. The year was 2007. I have been tying flies for something like 31 years. Yet every single…

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At long last our delivery of Regal Vices has landed after a near 18 week wait. Regal had unfortunately ran out of Stainless Jaws which in turn caused the delay. No matter, we have them now. What Regal Vices do you have instock? Well my fellow fisher-person’s, we have them…

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Eden Flora

Its been a good few weeks, maybe even a couple of months since I have been out and cast a line. The beginning of the year has been filled with winter colds and shows – a great combination if i do not say so myself. I ventured up to the Eden this…

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2016 Irish Fly Fair November is ultimately a busy month for us, with preparations for the Irish Fly Fair taking weeks to complete. For the general visitor, you are treated with a weekend programme that aims to please. With retailers selling vast quantities of great fly tying materials,  fly dressers from around the…

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We’re extremely proud to now be stocking Marryat Fly Rods. The Marryat Tactical Pro has evolved over many years of work which has invariably produced a rod of ultimate perfection. The reputation of the Marryats Tactical Pro rods speaks for itself – They have become the rod-of-choice for many competition fishermen on…

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Having fished North Country Spiders for a number of years, I have always been fundamentally aware of one of the greats, T E Pritt and his book on North County Spiders. It wasn’t until recently(literally 2016) that I decided to read the book and although dated in some respects, the book is an absolute…

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Having joined Leek and District Fly Fishing Association earlier this year. I had been patiently waiting for the Derbyshire Peaks to show their early signs of spring so I could head onto the club waters for the first time. Knowing Dovedale from my childhood, I was keen to rekindle some of my pre-teen footsteps…

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