All posts by Steffan Jones

Serious Sea Trout Flies from Steffan Jones – New for 2017

Sea Trout Flies

I was extremely honoured to be approached by Fulling Mill to enhance and add to what is already an excellent portfolio of sea trout flies. I did so with pleasure, but stressed one caveat; there were no shortcuts when it came to quality control. I have seen too many sea trout flies dressed poorly; if patterns I introduced to Fulling Mill were to be copied and get my stamp of approval then they were to … Read More Serious Sea Trout Flies from Steffan Jones – New for 2017

An Emerger pattern for all Seasons – Steffan Jones

Emerger Pattern Brook Dun

Large Brook Duns are a big meal and one that any self-respecting trout would reluctantly refuse, as each morsel provides substantial sustenance, here I show you a favourite emerger pattern which will work in all seasons. As a rule, they do not hatch in the middle of the river and you are more likely to find them in greater numbers closer to the bank or in back eddys. Should you have a current deflection from … Read More An Emerger pattern for all Seasons – Steffan Jones

The Spanish Nymph tied by Steffan Jones

Spanish nymph

I love dressing flies as much as the next person. However, it is very much a means to and end for me and I would much rather be putting the creations to good use rather than amassing a huge armoury for no particular end game. Here’s a new favourite in my box, the Spanish nymph. Most of the river flies I tie and fish with tend to be extremely simplistic. I’m sure this has something to … Read More The Spanish Nymph tied by Steffan Jones

Top 5 Sea Trout Fishing Tips

Top 5 Sea Trout Fishing Tips

Although not impossible to catch through the day, Sea trout are mainly fished for at night time. The cover of darkness provides them with security and can often temp them out from lairs, giving the angler a great opportunity to catch. Steffan Jones is a local guide on the famous River Teifi, here he has put together his top 5 sea trout fishing tips that will hopefully get you into more, or indeed your first … Read More Top 5 Sea Trout Fishing Tips

Trout Feeding Habits; Watch for the signs…

Trout Feeding Habits

Trout Feeding Habits Fish like an easy meal. The harder they have to work for a meal the more energy they expend, which, in turn, can negate the energy they receive from the food source they are intercepting. As such, they are looking for a guaranteed food source, not something that’s likely to flutter away as they begin to intercept. As a result, emergers and flies stuck in the surface film are often taken more … Read More Trout Feeding Habits; Watch for the signs…