The Durham Fly Fishing Company NEWS BLOG


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 Commonwealth Team Member Canada 2016

Don't forget to check out and friend my Facebook Page for even more news, stories and regular updates 

Showing category "Tuition" (Show all posts)

A few of my Fly Fishing Advice Videos added.....

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, In : Tuition 
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 

Hope you enjoy ....
Continue reading ...

The Core Components of Fishing Success

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Saturday, October 11, 2014, In : Tuition 
A presentation I gave this week to the Members of Halifax Fly Fishers was on this very subject.

So what is success?  
What makes you happy?
Do you know what success looks and feels like for you?

Sometimes we anglers are continually in search fro the Holy Grail ...the best fly , the best leader,the best rod and reel and maybe perhaps the answer is already right there in front of you.

OK I know I'm being a bit philosophical but hey why not if it makes me happy? 

The presentation also includes some...
Continue reading ...

Presentation – Success in low and clear rivers

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, In : Tuition 

This week I have been guiding Kelvin. He has been out with me a good few times and I have to say his fly fishing has improved so much in a year that he is now a very decent fly fisher and able to catch a good few trout & grayling on the rivers.
With the river levels being so low and clear and very little hatching during the day I suggested he may wish to re-arrange however all credit to him, he wanted to use this as an opportunity to really develop his skills and tactics to handle such situat...

Continue reading ...

Grayling Fishing North East - River Tees & Grayling Society "Taster Days

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Thursday, November 15, 2012, In : Tuition 

Currently finalising arrangements for another Grayling 'taster day' late November/early December on the River Tees courtesy of local angling clubs and in association with the Grayling Society (Area 11).
Already over 15 people have signed up to the event which will provide advice and tuition for those wanting to start or improve their skills when chasing the "ladies of the stream".
Last weekend we had a similar session with Durham Fly Fishers which was really succesful and brought about the ide...

Continue reading ...

3 crackers for a first timer in North Yorkshire

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, In : Tuition 
Kim is new to fly fishing and booked a day to go somewhere nice, learn how to cast a fly and hoefully catch a trout. 
Not a problem I breakfast in Bedale followed by a day on the Lake at West Tanfield on the sunniest day we have had for over 6 weeks.
Kim was really keen, great company and took to it like a duck to water.
A few fish were moving to emerging midge so we opted for dries/emergers ( DFFCo CDC emerger) and not long after had the first of Kims 3 trout coming to the net.

The ...
Continue reading ...
Stuart Wardle Fly Fishing Guide


2018 river fishing a strategy for fly fishing success adventure angling angling biosecurity aqua design ashington kingfishers b bedchair beginner best fly best fly fishing best fly fishing guide uk best uk fly fishing guide bffi bio security biosecurity bogie british fly fair brochure brown brownie c & r camo camouflage camouflage fishing clothing camping casting catch & release chalkstream grayling chart christmas christmas fly fishing clyde co. comfort commonwealth componenets core county cumbria customer service darley dale derbyshire derwent design" developing a fly fishing approach developing a fly fishing game plan deveron don dry fly durham durham fly fishing company east eden england fair fish welfare fishing fishing guide fishing lessons fishing" flies float" fly fly casting aid fly choice fly fishing fly fishing award fly fishing county durham fly fishing gift fly fishing grayling fly fishing guide fly fishing guide qualities fly fishing hooks fly fishing in low clear rivers fly fishing leader fly fishing lessons fly fishing north east fly fishing presentation fly fishing river eden fly fishing river swale fly fishing river tees fly fishing rivers fly fishing special offers fly fishing strategy fly fishing success fly fishing teesdale fly fishing tippet fly fishing top tips fly fishing tuition fly fishing tuition river tees fly fishing uk fly fishing upper river tees fly fishing voucher fly fishing yorkshire fly hooks fly trigger fly tying flyfishing flyfishing accessory flyfishingvideo flyfishingvideoguide flytying force french gift grayling grayling advice grayling fishing grayling flies grayling nymphing grayling nymphs grayling society grayling society river tees great fly fishing guide guide guide packages guiding guiding uk hatch health high hooks hotel" imitative flies indicator international interview jeep jig jig hooks jingler john norris of penrith large dark olive ldo leader leader" lifter lim location lochstyle flyfishing lochstyle video lessons london low low water fishing techniques lujic march brown miracle miracle float montenegro new fly fishing products north northern novice nymphing nymphs" olive olive upright online online guide overnighter peak district perfect olive peux flyreel presentation raby estate rexfly rexfly casting system rexfly review rexflyuk river river eden river fishing guide uk river guide river guiding river tees rochure rod holder rowsley service show simms spey spring spring fly fishing spring trout stroft stroft abr stroft gtm stroft leader stroft tippet success summer summer fly fishing tackle tactics talent pathway tara techniques" tees tees grayling tees" tenkara tenkara centre uk tenkara equipment tenkara fishing river tees tenkara guiding tenkara line tenkara news tenkara tuition tenkara uk the durham fly fishing company the lifter thinkfish tiemco tippet tips" top fishing tips top tips flies trout trout length trout weight trout's window troutbum troutklength weight trust tuition two cracking brownies..... tying uk uk fishing guide uk fly fishing uk fly fishing guides uk guide uowing dry fly pattern ure video vince marinaro virtual virtual flyfishing guide walbran water widdybank wild wilderness fly fishing wilderness now winter fly fishing uk wye x tippet youth youth fly fishing 2014