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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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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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Fly Fishing the Upper Tees .... a new Partnership

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Sunday, May 14, 2017, In : News 
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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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? 

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Commonwealth 2014 Video & Brochure Launch

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Sunday, July 13, 2014, In : News 
If you get a chance check out the video complied by Wilderness TV and Snowbee UK of the 2014 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships in Devon England.
You can check me out at 8.44 and 43.50 via my front page or at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-VICwVEoBQ

Why not download a copy of my new brochure which includes a free Handy River Hatch Chart ...DFF CO Brochure

Testing out my new outdoor Banner


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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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Tiemco Hooks .......when only the best is good enough

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, In : Product news 
With the grayling season upon us it's time to get stocked up with the hooks you need.
New stock just arrived and you know it's not worth cutting corners when it comes to hooks only the best will do.....
New stock of Tiemco hooks just in:
       Dries - TMC 103BL #13, 15, 17, 19, 21;
       Micros - TMC 2488/2487 # 20/22;
       Emergers/Parachutes - TMC 212Y #15, 17, 19;
       Jigs - TMC 403BLJ #12, 14, 16

get in touch for best price....because remember ...... "we aim to exceed your expectations" ...
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Nice one John...on a tough day too

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Friday, July 6, 2012, In : Guiding 

A beauty wild brown trout just over the pound caught by John on the dries on what was a tough day this week. 
15 minutes after this picture was taken the water came up brown and muddy...and we definitely weren't on the Mississippi !!
Hopefully this rain will ease soon and we can get back on the rivers.
In the meantime, fly & tackle orders and ventures to lakes and stillwaters are keeping us busy.


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Nice one Alex

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Thursday, June 14, 2012, In : Guiding 
On Tuesday, Alex & David came to the Durham Fly Fishing Company to learn how to cast and try fly fishing for the first time.
 Well it didn't take long before she was casting a decent line roll casting like an expert and then presenting a dry fly on the edge of the ripple.
Well 3 fish on and two landed ......pretty good for a first time with a fly rod.

That smile says it all....


Nice one David...its in the net....                                        



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