River flies

A farewell to Frog’s Fanny

A few posts ago Luke asked if I could provide instructions for tying the foam-headed emerger that I use a lot so today that’s what I’m doing. I should say that I am not the world’s greatest fly-tier and purists would find a lot to criticise, justifiably, about my efforts. Nonetheless, over the past ten […]

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River flies

A bug’s life

My fly fishing club in North Yorkshire belongs to something called the Riverfly Partnership, whose main aim is to protect the UK’s rivers. Part of this involves monitoring invertebrates in the rivers. This provides information about the ecology of the water and is also an important way to detect if the water quality is improving […]

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