Stocked rainbow trout are often looked down upon by ‘purists’, but as an angler who enjoys all types of fly fishing, I love to head out to local still waters and test my skills against winter trout… Upon arriving at Barnsfold Water on a cold Saturday morning, there were several fly-fishers there already… all keen anglers and great to see them out on the water even though the weather was bitterly cold and really quite windy. … Read More Catching Stocked Rainbow Trout on Buzzers
We’re extremely pleased to announce that Paul Clydesdale is now a Fulling Mill Ambassador and we have a selection of new pike flies to offer (come March 2018)! Now living in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Paul started fly fishing at the age of 11 and picked up a bobbin holder around the same time. The first flies he tied were for trout, slowly progressing into more sophisticated salmon patterns, for the spare rivers of Ayrshire. These … Read More New Pike Flies from Fulling Mill Ambassador, Paul Clydesdale.
My clients often note that my winter fly selection is small. A single box of around 100 grayling nymphs is the norm for my guiding sessions… I do this because I know that the patterns I have in my box are the right ones for where I guide. They are all proven catchers in different water types and conditions, and I know that if these flies aren’t working then very little else would. Below is … Read More A Fly Selection Fit For A Guide: 10 Must-Have Grayling Flies
The Gotcha Bonefish pattern is perhaps the most popular bonefish fly ever designed and has accounted for thousands of bonefish for anglers worldwide. This simple and very effective pattern belongs in the fly box of every bonefish angler, and tying the Gotcha in a variety of sizes, weights, and colours will help anglers match local fishing conditions. We have three different variations of the Gotcha bonefish fly, each come into their own in certain fishing scenarios. All … Read More Davie McPhail ties the Gotcha Bonefish Fly
The holiday season is definitely ‘fishing season’ for anglers, once Christmas is out of the way may fishermen head to their local still waters for some post Xmas fun, here are Simon Robinson’s top tips to catch more fish on Small waters this winter. Whilst I now devote the vast majority of my time to river fishing, I do still enjoy my time on the Still waters. as rivers are often out of sorts during … Read More Top Tips to catch more fish on Small Waters in Winter
Here’s a sneak preview of Davie McPhail’s latest video featuring our best-selling fly of 2017, the Blue Flash Damsel. We hope you enjoy it and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. Click to view the best selling Blue Flash Damsel or View our full fly range here. Last order details Our last posting dates for Christmas will fall in line with Royal Mail, please be sure to place your … Read More Davie McPhail ties the Fulling Mill 2017 best-selling Fly Pattern