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Devon School of Fly Fishing Team blog

Fining down and thinning down

No great exciting news on the weather front other than the Taw shooting up and looking more angry than I have seen it in a while for this time of year.

It has meant I haven’t been able to work which has sucked a little but I have been sitting at the vice tying flies mainly for myself and once again trying to reignite my love affair with CDC flies. I’ve tied a bunch of them from F flies to just about everything inbetween. I have also for a while now been using CDC on nymphs with some pretty good success.

The plan to fish more than usual, although scuppered in the short term, has had me getting my lanyard out as I plan not to use the gear I use when working but have my flies ready on the back seat of the truck poised for action. 2012 I will be travelling light once more!

The bad weather has also meant that Issue 5 of Eat, Sleep, Fish is ahead of schedule and will be ready to go on May 1st. Being so far ahead has also given me a chance to get  Issue 6 under way as May is a manic one for guiding so it has been the one I have worried about little bit but articles are coming in and it is full steam ahead.

Pete with a Taw trout


A sublime way to spend a morning, immensely relaxing, totally absorbing, completely  enthralling and in the company of a great host. Your guidance, knowledge, continued feedback and encouragement was 1st rate. The results speak for themselves, six fish, plenty that got away (homework for me) and a great photo of my first fly cast, wild trout to remind me.

Thank you.



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