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Stuart Wardle Durham Fly Fishing Bio:


Stuart Wardle A fanatical fly fisherman and licensed coach who has been lucky to have fished with some great fishermen in many fantastic places around the world. The North of England and Scottish Borders are very special places and have some beautiful and fantastic waters to fly fish. I'm still learning the craft after more than 30years and I hope the flyfishing journey will never end. Fly Fishing Bio: 1967 first perch on a worm 1999 England International; 2002 CEFF Chairman 2006 Team England Rivers Manager; 2010 Commonwealth Team Silver Medal (Wales) 2011 Started The Durham Fly Fishing Company; 2012 Commonwealth Team Silver Medal (Tasmania); 2012 Appointed Head Coach to the Angling Trust/ADB Talent Pathway Programme; 2014 Commonwealth Team Silver Medal (England); 2014 Launch of www.flyfishingvideoguide.com Commonwealth Team Member Canada 2016

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The Future - Developing Youth Fly Fishing- England Talent Pathway

October 18, 2017

Its something I'm really passionate about and something that I really enjoy, helping people but especially the Youth get into fly fishing. As a qualified Angling Coach, being able to share my International experience while working as Head Talent Coach with the Angling Trust over the past 6 years has been tremendous in so many ways. Introducing Youth to competitive fly fishing through a proper coaching programme has resulted in well over 30 International Caps through the Talent Pathway.

Last year I worked with Scott Nellins, Paul Davison & Ben Thompson to produce a core curriculum for competitive loch style fishing. It is a fantastic learning resource aimed at the Talent Pathway (Game) but also to anyone interested in improving their loch style skills. Included are downloads, PDF files, recommended knots, leader set up, rules, recommended flies, methods......  everything you might need. 
As part of the programme we also produced a series of videos that link to the curriculum and provide a real insight into some of the details involved. 
I'm proud to be part of the Game Youth Development here in England and over the moon have been able to help so many kids really get into loch-style fly fishing. The feedback from both the kids and parents has been brilliant and it really is a privilege to be part of it.
For the future it would be great to have a Rivers Talent Pathway.... now that would be fantastic and 100's of kids applying to join

Download a copy of  the Angling Trust England Talent Pathway Game Angling Information Booklet   HERE






 

Health Benefits of Fly Fishing....Nurture your mind & body when flinging flies

September 22, 2017




Thanks to Jon from Outdoor Empire for allowing me to share the following link.

Not that we need another reason to go fishing as we already have thousands however there is an important one that few anglers ever consider:  FlyFishing – is great for your health.

Anytime you spend time outdoors in the natural world, you’ll enjoy the restorative and stress-relieving benefits nature provides, but fishing provides a number of other benefits that you won’t get by just going for a picnic or bird...


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New Affiliation for The Durham Fly Fishing Company with Wilderness Now

June 1, 2017

Charles Mountier (above) the founder of Wilderness Now is fanatical about adventure in the UK and wants to help you get out there.

Wilderness Now and their team, which includes The Durham Fly Fishing Company, are working with the best UK guides offering unique, personal and authentic adventures for you to discover. 

Their community of adventure seekers include city professionals, families, sporty couples and those seeking to discover the outdoors for the first time. 

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A belter of a fly..."Stuie's Perfect Olive" a bit on fly design ...and the trouts window

May 23, 2017
As you all know "The Lifter" is a favorite of mine and many clients go to dry pattern for searching the water and covering rising fish. However there are many times when the fish get locked onto small uprights.
A key trigger is often the wing appearing in the trouts window ( Check out Vince Marinaro  "The Ring of the Rise" which has been a major influence on my dry fly fishing )


So here we have it.. ..my  "Perfect Olive" or "Stuie's Olive"   even though my good pal Charles Jardine did credit it...
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Fly Fishing the Upper Tees .... a new Partnership

May 14, 2017
The Durham Fly Fishing Company are delighted to announce a new partnership with The High Force Hotel in Upper Teesdale, County Durham to provide a comprehensive range of Fly Fishing and Tenkara packages for anyone interested in fishing the fantastic Upper Tees in County Durham.

Since Jan & Kevin took over the hotel last year they have completely renovated and refurbished the hotel .. the rooms, the bar, the kitchen... in fact everything to make this a wonderful venue for a fly fishing break o...
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A few of my Fly Fishing Advice Videos added.....

April 18, 2017
Check out three videos recently added to the Tips & Advice section of my site to help answer some common questions:

DFF Co Fly Fishing Tips & Advice Videos

They cover :
1. Fly Fishing for Grayling with Dry Fly;

2. Imitation v Representation in Fly Choice and Design;

3. Developing your Fly Fishing Approach ....Developing a Game Plan 


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Rexfly Casting System - Review by Phil P

April 4, 2017
I thought it would be useful to share a recent independent review received from Phil P of the Rexfly Casting System.

Well Stu, I managed to get out today with the Rexfly today on Elan Valley to chase some wild browns on the Claerwen Dam in Wales.


Well to be fair, this new bit of kit came into its own when I got used to it which did not take that long for me. Casting, a fly rod without a reel attached, may sound weird, but what a joy it is.

For someone that suffers from tennis elbow and a bad s...


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The Durham Fly Fishing Company at London Fly Fishing Fair 10 & 11 March 2017

February 23, 2017




I'm excited to take a stand at the forthcoming London Fly Fishing Fair so I can showcase the wonderful rivers and lakes in the North of England and some of the other guided destination fly fishing trips I host.


Please pop by and say hello...you never know I might just be able to provide that perfect fly fishing break experience you have been looking for. 
I will also be using the event to showcase The Durham Fly Fishing Company recently winning the Luxury Tourist Guide 2017 European Award for S...
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**STOP PRESS** NEWS....Rexfly Casting System at BFFI - Stafford 11 & 12 February 2017

February 5, 2017
**STOP PRESS**  
Rex Huang is flying over from the USA to join DFF Co as the UK distributor for REXFLY products at this years BFFI at Stafford  
Here's your chance to talk to the inventor and manufacturer of Rexfly himself and give the system a try.

Rex Huang demoing the Rexfly Casting System


Check out my Rexfly Casting System page to see the whole range of products as well as a video showing the system in more detail.
I will of course have plenty of stock of RM Miracle Float and Stroft to fulfill...
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NEW Exclusive Fly Fishing and Montenegro ...Exciting times for The Durham Fly Fishing Company

June 23, 2016
On Monday I had final discussions on establishing a new exclusive partner arrangement with a fantastic top 5***** Hotel in the Region which I'm really excited about. Final proposal and marketing info' has gone to their marketing department for approval for their brochures ..but obviously I can't say a lot until formally signed off :-) looking good though.... In 12 days I will be flying out to Montenegro for a little bit of video, photography and meetings with Aristokrata however I envisag...

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