Such groups did exist in the past Sean. One of them, and perhaps the most famous was the Northamptonshire Specimen Group which had some of the finest and most inventive fly fishers of their time in it. Men such as Cyril Inwood, **** and Jim Shrive, Frank Cutler, Bob Church, Bev Perkins, Keith Robinson and Fred Wagstaffe. Hovering around the environs of these guys was Steve Parton who also contributed a great deal to the techniques of targeting big reservoir rainbow and brown trout.Interesting article Ron. I like the use of Uncle Dave's tungsten putty. He's going to have to change his branding soon if we keep calling that.
Maybe we need a specimen trout group a bit like the ferox group to develop methods for big rainbows and brownies in our bigger reservoirs.
Cat did you use your whiskers in that fly and if so can I have some?