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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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Upper Tees 17 May 2013

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : Guiding 
Guiding with Derick on the Upper Tees
Derick said: "What a great day, everything was perfect from the Bacon Sarnies to the pint of Rivet Catcher at the Langdon Hotel at the end of the day. Knowledge and expertise second to none, banter brilliant, companionship superb not much more to say really other than Cheers Mate"



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Horrendeous weather however...........

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : Fishing 
Guiding on Monday, a re-arranged day due to the very cold & slow early April we had. A month later and the forecast was not much better apart from a tad warmer but still snow, hail, wind, gale force gusts and rain interspersed with sunny spells ...so the forecast was not great.
Skippy once told me (Stuart Crofts) that some of the days we think are not going to be great actually end up being some of the best days !!....it must be good old fashioned Yorkshire common sense.
Anyway arrived at the r...
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Need some Fly Fishing Tackle or Gear ???

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, In : Flies and Tackle 
As the new 2013 season kicks off remember If you require any tackle, equipment or fly tying materials or just simply want some impartial advice, please get in touch and let DFF Co help by sourcing the best available and at extremely competitive prices.

Because we are not ...tied to any supplier, we have access to a huge range of fly fishing & fly tying gear, let the DFF Co take the hassle out of searching for what you need. Just get in touch and see what we can do to help.
Remember advice is ...

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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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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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Stealth Top Tips, Fishing Mantra, Camouflage & AQUA Pro Staff

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, In : Fishing 
I've recently  been appointed as a Pro Staff member of the USA  AQUA Design Team.
For those who have seen me in my camouflage shirts and wondered where you can get them follow the above link. The quality of the AQUA range of gear is superb and I'm positive that anything you can do to help disguise yourself and not spook fish has to be a definite advantage.

Spot me with this years Commonwealth Fly Fishing Team in Tasmania (with Dave Grove, John Tyzack, Andy Gooding, Phil Lebski & Bernie Maher)




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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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Double D?? of course it's the Derbyshire Derwent

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, In : Fishing 
Last Friday I was fortuntate enough to be invited to coach and fish on the beautiful Derbyshire Derwent below Rowsley.
Despite high & slightly coloured water, hardly a fish showing and very little hatching we managed a respectable number of fish to the nymph and blind dries.
Both Gordon & John are now busy developing their newly learned nymphing methods and I'm looking forward to our future fishing exploits and search for local pasties !!.
At least one photo came out OK....

A derbyshire derwent...
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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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