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Devon School of Fly Fishing Team blog

Fly Fishing Guide

I love being a fly fishing guide on my beloved Taw but it is always good to spread your wings from time to time and seek out some new and exciting fishing.Not only for yourself but also for your guests, so that you can always offer them a new fly fishing adventure. I call the trips I make fact finding missions just to make sure everything is as I hope it will be if I take my guests there!

I was lucky enough to have Alan and Pam back with me for 3 days of guided fishing and they were keen to take another look at some chalkstream fishing . We had met up in June to do something similar and I decided to show them some other venues. I think they worked out pretty well and we were lucky enough to hit some really, really good fishing. There were even a few Mayfly making a late appearance that the fish took advantage of along with some Blue Winged Olives and more Caddis than you could shake a stick at. With low water levels we were able to bring fish up to have a look at dries and depending on tempratures and the amount of bugs hatching we varied sizes of flies from 24 up to 12.

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The thing I really like about guiding on the chalkstreams is that you can spot the fish and we had great fun stalking our targeting fish and landing a fly in just the right spot to see if we got the desired response. Pam is an amazing spotter of fish and it was great seeing her spot a pod of grayling and expertly pick them off one by one!

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We had a great 3 days with lots of laughs (usually at my expense!) and caught a few fish along the way. Alan has a great target in that he likes to try and learn something new each day he is on the water and I think we managed to make that happen.

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We have had plenty of visitors of late and we are always touched when we recieve a mail back from guests telling us that they have had a good time with us. It is things like this that spur us on even more to provide the best fly fishing experience we can . On that front keep an eye out for what we have planned for the 2010 season as we have some really exciting things already arranged, but never wanting to rest on our laurels we are just tying up the last few extra things to ensure you have great, new and interesting options available to you for fly fishing tuition and guiding in Devon. We will unveil everything in due course but needless to say we are hugely excited!

A few comments from our guests

Pete,
wanted to say thank you for the time that you spent with us on Tuesday and for your
continued help thru the rest of this week. Whilst we tried our best to prize a salmon
out of the Taw without any success, I know that everyone had a cracking time.
Thanks again for everything.
All the best
Mike
Pete
A note to thank you for Sunday. I had an excellent day and look forward to
our next meeting.
Nick

Pete,

Just to thank you again for all you did for me and Roger in introducing us to both the Taw and to night fishing for sea trout.
You could not have been more helpful, informative or enthusiastic and it was all most enjoyable and greatly appreciated.

Very best wishes,

Guy

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