Fishing the Blackwater
Published in: Members ArticlesFishing the Blackwater When I finally convinced my wife to move to the country it was incredibly difficult to keep myself from jumping for joy, not at the prospect of peace and quiet nor the thought of building a new house, but because I was about to pull off the masterplan!  We… Read More
Spider Fishing
Published in: Members ArticlesSpider fishing Spider fishing's tradition goes back century's.  The origins of the simple north country spider wet fly pattern – often referred to as the ‘soft hackle’ fly – can be traced back to early 19th Century Yorkshire, when descriptions appeared in an 1807 manuscript by Ilkley farmer John Swarbrick.  But it… Read More