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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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A Cold Start....a naughty niggle ...a touch of Philosophy and its always my Choice

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Sunday, April 3, 2016, In : Ad hoc 
Last Friday was as cold a spring day as I can remember on the River Eden.
I was sharing my day out with Freddie who just started fly fishing this spring and is always eager to get on the river. He was set up with spiders and nymphs  and already fishing within minutes of arriving....and as he says its just great to be out on the river.
An easterly gusty wind with a bit of Northern wetness thrown in  blowing over the snow capped Pennines accentuated the already nithered feel. I had  previously d...

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Great start ... now ready for March Browns and LDO's and a buffet in Ashington !!

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, In : Ad hoc 
The 2015 Trout season got off to a great start on 15 March with this stunning beauty on the dry ...check out those orange fins


Managed another 5 on the wet nymph set up.. Next visit different river brought another 6 to hand but not a trout caught...all grayling!!. Hatches were "slight" but better than non existent and I had the feeling that the hatches are better some days than others but at least the fish were looking up. A few days Guiding,Coaching, Casting and CPD training last week and tom...
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....a good day

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : Ad hoc 
Some days are just better than others,they may not start that way but end up being better than anticipated.
yesterday was just one of those days. The rivers and the fishing have been typically spring like... not quite on form?
So with the weather taking a turn for the better, the dreadful sea fret/fog and easterlies deciding to bugger off for a change.
I was out and about early on the river trying a few bits I have not fished for a good few years.
Yes a bit of a higher risk strategy however if y...
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A comfortable troutbum lifestyle....

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, In : Ad hoc 
Fishing is all about learning and now that I'm out and about travelling and fishing  here and there I continue to learn.
One of the biggest  issues for me this year was sleeping over in the Jeep.

My mate JT tells a good story of kipping in the car which may ring a few bells with those that have tried !!**!!!.

I'm a bit more up market (probably age related neccessity really) and my Jeep is kitted out as a great overnighter however a few things have been improved to achieve a comfortable overnigh...
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Getting Older.....Nice People ........ Best wishes

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Saturday, December 31, 2011, In : Ad hoc 
Well I've managed this week to hit the half century  ;-(   or the BIG 50 as they call it.
Also managed a few days out with clients, all of whom have been really nice people. Is it a fact  that most fisherfolk are generally nice people?

May I wish all friends and customers, present and future, a very happy 2012 and hopefully see you on the water sometime.
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