August 4, 2015

Probably my most useful and deadly dry/emerger on both still and running water. The Bare Hare has been doing the business for me for the best part of 25 years. So simple, it's laughable!


 The Bare is available to buy now in the Fly Shop.


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July 14, 2015

For what it's worth, here's the fly that got my best fish on Malham the other day (see previous blog post).


One of those 'night before' flies (we al do it, don't we?) and for a change, it caught!


If the forecast held good, I was hoping to be fishing a team of dabblers...

July 12, 2015

Ventured on to Malham Tarn with Matt Eastham yesterday. The prospect of a day on the tarn, a great forecast, and the all too infrequent company of one of my best pals meant that I hardly slept a wink on Friday. Sad, but true. I don't get many sleepless nights prior to...

June 5, 2015



Had a super day on Malham Tarn yesterday with Stuart Llewellyn. Light winds and bright sunshine early on,  and no fish showing gave us something to think about with fly and line choices, so I put up two rods: wets on a fast glass, and nymphs (crunchers, diawls) on a...

June 1, 2015

A new colour to the seal's fur range - 'Russet'


Another lovely deep, rich and warm colour - It's kind of fiery browny, clarety, brick reddish - perfect for those summer dries, emergers and wets. Available now in the shop.


May 16, 2015



Malham Tarn again yesterday with Simon Ware. Tough going, as usual. 'Twas bitter cold, with bright sunshine and a stiff SW wind which built steadily through the day from 12 mph to an invigorating 18 or so. Five mins into the first drift and a fine fish of around 4lb...