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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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Merry Christmas

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, In : Ad hoc 
Seasons Greetings to all DFF Co. Fly Fishing Friends




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What makes a Great Fly Fishing Guide? ....it' s all about the Client

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Sunday, December 10, 2017, In : Ad hoc 
Yeah,.... I've won some awards over the years.... 
Yeah Yeah.....  I'm experienced and have fly fished  in many places around the world ....
and Yeah  Yeah Yeah  I'm a qualified Coach, insured etc etc BUT what makes a Great Fly Fishing Guide ???

Well its not for me to say so I'll just leave it to my Clients and what they say makes a "Great Guide"... I think the smiles says it all



 
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It's more about you than me....

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, In : News 
Thank you so much for the nomination which resulted in The Durham Fly Fishing Company winning the LTG 2018 European Award for Service Excellence for the second year running. To make things even better I also found out this month that DFFCo. has won the 2018 Travel & Hospitality Award for Service Excellence.
As a client, you will always be my principal focus when arranging lessons, coaching, guided days or trips in the UK & other destinations. Seeking feedback is really important so I can revie...
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Rexfly Casting System - Review by Phil P

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, In : Product news 
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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**STOP PRESS** NEWS....Rexfly Casting System at BFFI - Stafford 11 & 12 February 2017

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Sunday, February 5, 2017, In : Product news 
**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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Busy... Busy... Busy.... Thankyou and a new brochure launch

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, In : News 
First of all sorry for the lack of news and updates, the heading tells the story and since April I have been busy Guiding and providing tuition to lots of clients and the feedback from everyone is fantastic. Thank you so much I must be doing something right. 
If you are interested in regular updates, please check out my Facebook page and even better send me a request and lets be friends. 
As a member of the Coaching Team for the Angling Trust Talent Pathway another 5 young talented anglers secu...
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Cold, Clear & Challenging but there's still reasons to be cheerful...

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Friday, April 5, 2013, In : Fishing 
These Easterly winds have been with us for over 3 weeks now and with temperatures just getting above zero and daily snow squalls it is a completely different season to our glorious 21 degree start last year!. We're now into April and there's still snow around !!



Large Dark Olives and Midge are coming off at lunchtime and a few out of season grayling are moving on our rivers East of the Pennines however the trout definitely have their heads down and the odd ones coming to the nymph are in need ...
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Weather meets British Columbia !!

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, In : Guiding 

Last Saturday I was guiding Calvin on the Swale and to say it was a bit cold was an understatement.
Calvin was over from British Columbia visiting family in the area and got in touch at short notice as he fancied a few hours on a Northern spate river chasing grayling. Job sorted....wished I could have sorted the weather though !!....well I guess it was almost home from home!!! and even a nice big smile too.

 

 


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The futures looking bright....the future is The Durham Fly Fishing Company....Roll on the 2013 Season...looks like it will be a good one

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, In : News 


If January and the first week of February is an indication of orders and bookings for the 2013 season...things are looking very bright here at The Durham Fly Fishing Company especially when you can feel that spring is just around the corner.
All guiding and tuition rates have once again been held at 2011 prices which means even better value for all my clients...past present & future.
A taster of new services for 2013...
  • Wilderness Fly Fishing adventure weekends on river/lake/loch in wild and...

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UK Grayling Fishing...some pics from the recent Tees Taster Day

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Sunday, December 9, 2012, In : Fishing 

A few pictures from last Saturday's Grayling taster day on the Tees.
Have a look at my Facebook page for the update and comments:
http://www.facebook.com/DFFCo
Feedback has been tremendous and already have plans for some more taster days


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Tenkara...it's definitely not new !!

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : Product news 
In a new partnership with Esoteric Tackle, the Durham Fly Fishing Company now provides Tenkara tuition, guiding and can supply all the gear required as part of the whole range of services on offer.
A good fishing friend and possibly the best exponent of tenkara in the UK, Dave Southall,  introduced me to it a couple of years ago. This year we had a great day out giving it a go on one of our upper northern rivers, and I have to say Tenkara beat the traditional fly rod and line by aproximately ...
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