About Andrew Petherick

Andrew Petherick has had various professional roles in the fly fishing industry. He has been European Sales Manager for Cortland Line Company, was the founding editor, and later a writer for, Today's Fly Fisher. He is a traveled and experienced fly-fisher and photographer.

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Sizzling Sedge

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Uses: The Sizzling Sedge is a waking pattern used to cover the caddis hatches. This is primarily a trout pattern, but will work for sea trout, steelhead, and chub (european). How to fish: Fished using a waking presentation, either up … Continue reading

The Caddis Hatch

The Caddis Hatch

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The Sedge, or caddis as it is known to many, is of interest to the river angler through all of its lifecycle, from larva, through pupa, to adult. Now, I like nothing more than taking fish on an upstream dry … Continue reading

The Drake Hatch

The Drake Hatch

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“I love Mayfly time.” I’ll say it again “, I love Mayfly time.” Its funny, lots of anglers will scoff, and say ‘even muppets can catch during duffers fortnight,’ and to an extent I agree. That said, this time of … Continue reading

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Poly Ball Mayfly

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Uses: The Poly Ball Mayfly is a ‘match the hatch’ pattern used to cover the Mayfly, Hex, or Drake emergences. This is primarily a trout and grayling pattern. How to fish: Fished using traditional dry fly presentations. This large fly … Continue reading

Undercover Olive Hatch

Undercover Olives

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First I’d like to explain that olives are not a single species, or even a single family of insects. They are in fact a collection of species from a number of genera of insects from the order Ephemeroptera or the upwinged flies. … Continue reading