Hugh started fly fishing while an undergraduate student in South Africa. As a graduate student in Oxford, he struggled to afford an evening ticket at Farmoor. Having always wanted to improve his skills and in 1994, Hugh’s wife gave a series of tying lessons with Matt Grobert, a famous US tyer of Catskill flies, and the wonderful obsession began.
Hugh says “I love stream fishing for trout, and the rivers I regularly fish require small nymphs, emergers and dries. I love tying hoppers and terrestrials, and have used the South African variant pattern the Red-Arsed Bastard with great effect world-wide.”
Hooks and patterns for summer stream fishing in the Colorado Rockies. The early summer of 2021 allowed a return to Vail and almost 3 weeks of proper fishing exploring the free-stone Eagle River and its tributaries. The weather was warm and rivers low and clear, and...