Firstly apologies for the lack of posts of late. I have been concentrating on fishing and havent had the time to write about it. As you may know this year has seen me fishing the Ure, a river that has required me to try spider fishing for the first time in earnest. Although I have fly fished Northern rivers for 40 years the rivers and becks I have fished require dry fly and the upstream nymph. The tumbling runs that make the soft hackled flies come to life barely exist in the becks and rivers of the vale of York.