My fly fishing journey began 12 years ago. Since then I've been blessed with an abundance of fishing right on my doorstep. Being based in mid-Wales, I'm surrounded by rivers which make up the Wye catchment area. This has allowed me to hone my skills on the large and powerful river Wye as well as smaller and more intimate rivers such as the Edw. The variety of fishing I have experienced over the years has really developed my fishing knowledge and skill set. I started FLYRUN with the goal sharing this knowledge and helping others experience this fantastic pastime. Tight Lines James.

Upstream nymphing

Upstream nymphing transformed my fishing. When I first started out, I was so overwhelmed by all the different fly-fishing techniques out there. I spent hours using the wrong methods, messing around with dry flies in dead water or trying similar tactics that worked on stillwaters, such as stipping lures back through slow water. This resulted […]

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March Brown Trout fly

Match the hatch

Matching the hatch is the process of matching an imitation fly to the natural flies the fish are feeding on. And frankly, insect identification and fly selection can be confusing to both new and experienced anglers alike. This is why I have created a hatch calendar to guide you through this process and give you

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