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Change Take Silver at The Fly Shop Invitational

This morning I woke up and realised it wasn’t 5 am and Wullie & Scotty weren’t churning out flies at their vices. There was no laughing or practical jokes and Kevin’s coffee machine wasn’t churning out Latte’s. Our annual trip to Llyn Clywedog was well and truly over . We all arrived last Tuesday night, buzzing with excitement. All reports and info had been gathered and we couldn’t wait to hit the lake first thing Wednesday morning. The lake itself...

The Fly Shop Invitational Competition – Islanders Collect Bronze

Our annual trip across the pond to Wales could not come quick enough as many of our competitions had been cancelled or postponed. We were waiting in eager anticipation to get all the gear packed up and the road trip started! After the excellent fishing on Clywedog last year we were all excited to get back out on the water. When we reached our accommodation at Hafren Forest Bunkhouse we were greeted by Sarah and Darren who were excellent hosts...

Airflo Invitational Rutland Water Report by Russ Owen

So the dust is starting to settle on another big final down on the big pond! After each match I fish on Rutland I appreciate the enormity of the place, traveling back to the dock at the end of day 2 you could see boats coming back from the top of the mighty south arm boats rounding the corner of the peninsula from the north arm and boats converging from the 2 corners of the dam. Our event started early Tuesday...

Welsh Hawks

The Fly Shop Welsh Hawks Take Silver at the Airflo International on Rutland – by David Hoppe

It is fair to say the team was just a little bit excited about the prospects of 3 days practice and 2 days competing at the Airflo Spring Invitational International Competition which was held at the mighty Rutland Water. The last time the Welsh Hawks competed as a Team on Rutland at was back in October 2019! The first day of practice was hard. It was 28 degrees and bright sun. We split the team into three areas; North Arm,...

Man holding up brown trout

Erne Trout on the Rocks

As it has been a long winter with everything that has been going on it is always great to see the month of March and the beginning of the brown trout season for most of us. With more flies tied during these lockdown months than I could fish in a lifetime, the itch to get on the water needed to be scratched! Having reviewed the weather forecasts for the forthcoming days a trip to Lower Lough Erne was set. The weather...

Man holding Pike Catch

Fishing Season Opening Weekend on Llyn Trawsfynydd

On March 12th I get a phone call: "Drakeford's lifted restrictions on local outdoor activities, Traws will be open next weekend!", it's my good mate Llion Jones; a new angler who I've been teaching to Fly Fish for little over a year and someone who has quickly exceeded my addiction to the craft!  Llyn Trawsfynydd ('Traws' as many of us refer to it), is a 1,180 acre lake in Gwynedd, North Wales. Normally its banks would have welcomed trout and...

Fly Fishing Line Choice – Thoughts from a World Champion

As a request by many, after our last video where former Fly Fishing World Champion shared his best teams of flies and thoughts behind using them, Rusell Owen is back to discuss more in-depth behind his choosing of fly fishing lines and how he uses them. Feel free to let us know in the comments what topics you would like us to explore and discuss in future videos. These lines are available at www.airflofishing.com

Jim Crawford with a cracking small still water rainbow trout

Jim Crawford Picks His Top Patterns From 2020 Season

One of the huge benefits of being involved with The Fly Shop is not just being able to help give fellow fly fishermen new ammo to target fish, I also get to fish with the patterns of the other guys in the design team. Russ and Gazza, Arden, Alec and Wayne all have contributed some totally awesome flies that are always developing with new materials and ideas. You have the benefit of all these patterns being tried and tested before being...

Head ranger Gazza Dixon at Llyn Clywedog

Llyn Clywedog Top Ten flies By Gazza Dixon

Head ranger and top competition fly fisher Gazza Dixon picks his top ten must have flies for Llyn Clywedog The first two flies on Gazza list are the black and gold humongous and the green eyed black and gold humongous. For anybody that has fished with Gazza on Llyn Clywedog you will have seen how deadly these two flies are for him. Both flies fished ten feet apart on lines from Di 3 down to the booby basher. Best fished...

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