Andy Hood has kindly provided details of flies, their tying and fishing methods that he has found effective on the Nidd, Wharfe and the Yorkshire Anglers Reservoirs. To view his patterns please click here. You can download full details by clicking on the appropriate link. Please note, that to read the documents you will need to have AdobeReader® installed on your system. If you do not have it please download it from here
Philip Lupton (1894-1963) was a well known Harrogate Tackle Dealer and Casting Instructer. He was also a former secretary of Harrogate Fly-Flyfishers Club. He put his name to the "Luptons Fancy" a fly he used with considerable success on our waters; the dressing is available here. I have no idea what the fly is intended to represent but can vouch for its effectiveness on our waters.