If you wish any of your orders to get to you or your loved ones
before Christmas, You will be best to make any orders asap.
Stu's fly shop has really cool! Gift vouchers available!
I caught this shoplifter with a magnet up his sleeve
! at the fly display all the way from Scotland!
A few weeks
ago i had the pleasure of guiding two lovely Scottish guys,the day
was fun ,the patter was good,trout were lost and caught ! A
week later the guys arrived back at the shop with tales of sexy
trout! But when Marcus lifted his glasses up , and showed me the
pretty bad cut above his eye and his swollen black eye i was a little
shocked! OK- well as soon as i realized he was not dying - i pissed
myself laughing and asked him to model for me!!
happen on that fate full day!! - The two of them were having fun
fishing and spotting trout, While focused on a big trout
feeding midstream Marcus quite simply slipped off the rock he was
standing on and head butted another rock! Lucky he stayed conscious
and Derek was there to help him get to hospital for his 16 stitches.
This may be a warning to others anything can happen when your out
there, so its always best to fish with another or if your on your own
take a locator beacon and tell others where you will be going!
Clear water in every river and the fish are on the
chew! for December! This nice brown was hooked on my 4wgt on my
brown beetle on Sunday morning.
just finished a hectic two weeks of guiding and teaching and it was
awesome to be able to assist others in there quest to become more
efficient anglers. The fist chance i had i was out for a quick
fishvery very early on sunday morning before opening the shop.
on a mission to a spot, i thought some nice trout would be in
residence and sure enough they were.
I caught a
couple on brown beetles and then i switched to
my water beetle in a backwater.
In the evening and early morning the trout are
gorging on brown beetles!
it in-front of cruising fish and watching them inhale the offering so
fast, to hook them i had to be on my game.
laugh though, was i had taken my santa props with me and was
stalking fish with my tinsel decorations round my neck and santa hat
other camouflaged fishermen appeared out the bushes and thought they
were seeing things!!
Probably the best trout fishing book thats been
published in a long time!
Diaries- the book!
Grzelewski has been popping into my shop for years on his quest to
catch fish or not! A few years ago he told me he had a plan to write
a book on a year of fly fishing in new Zealand. I don't think
he ever actually realized what he would accomplish! From
many people i have talked to that have read the book and reviews in
Magazines , he has unknowingly tapped into the heart of every fly
fisher. What more can i say ! Buy it,read it and enjoy!
Be warned the publisher now wants more of his work!
the Deadly Nz blowfly new pattern as seen
above on my web site.
These Sky rats,have great wing feathers for wee wet
and may fly dries
STARLINGS IN THE
WADER AN BOOT SHED!
we also know as sky rats, They are real pests when they are nesting
ad if there is a place they can squeeze into they will make there
to get my client some waders and boots from my not so well made wader
shed and i could not believe the amount of straw that was in there,
basically about enough to fill a black bin bag! and there was bird
poo all over the waders and boots .
was needed, So i went round to my neighbors home who had borrowed
my air gun for their own starling problem and soon i put an end
to my problems.
wings of these pests are great for wee dries and wet flies and as i did not need any
more fly tying materials , so i gave them to a new ,young budding fly
tier i know, which made his day.
Summer is coming and the ground works are starting
to come together !
NZ brown!! Gordy Watson,one of the regular guides who
stops at my shop and buys his flies from me knows how important good
hooks are when his client catches the fish of a life time on a size.
small gin clear river system .Gordy said it was amazing to watch such
a big fish tail walking in the pool.To be honest it has to be
the largest brown trout i have seen caught in recent years and not on
a full blown mouse year.
HOOKS! As you all know i use only the best Tiemco
fly hooks on my designs, each design has had a specific hook
allocated to each design. Some are on very fine wire hooks to help
them float better, and others are on heavier wire hooks .
Some people do
not realize that it you are using heavy tippet 5lb and above and are
in fast water and hook heavy strong fish.
even the best hooks in the world may not take that pressure ,
so what you have to do is if you are in different situation ,choose
the fly and think about the gauge(thickness of the hook)for light
work and delicate presentations use light wire strong hooks and for heavier work use heavier
this when selecting flies or buying fly tying hooks and you will have
Have a fun Christmas with all your loved ones Cheers
forget !!- If you want to read a very vulgar and offensive joke- that
i do not recommend reading if you are easily offended- Please read
this weeks Blog. It was sent to me by one
of my clients !!! - Ho! Ho ! Ho!
YOU ALL FOR SUPPORT,YOUR AWESOME FEED BACK AND PHOTOS.
KEEP IT COMING.
HAVE A GREAT MONTH !
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