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L’Artois

Published on June 30th, 2014 by

I enjoyed my best session of the year so far last week on l’Aa; the perfect chalk stream in the centre of l’Artois region of northern France. It was not dry fly conditions, because neither I nor Jean-François saw a single fish rise; so nymph, in the deeper, darker cuts of flow was called for –

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Beautiful desolation

Published on June 17th, 2014 by

This last six weeks have seemed long, as the countryside of northern England has slipped stealthily from spring to summer.  I have ranged about a bit, with fly rod, though I have probably spent the most time on the Eden.  I have willed this once magnificent river to again reveal its magic, but, really, it

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