In recent years I have been experimenting with increasing the visibility of my dry flies, whilst I am still fortunate to have good eye-sight, there are certain light and water conditions where it is difficult to see dry flies on the surface. Using highly visible dry flies is the answer. The best way to do this is to include a ‘sighter’ in the form of a bright post. Conditions where this can help the angler … Read More Using Highly Visible Dry Flies
As you stand by the water’s edge carefully knotting your Royal Wulff to the end of your line I suspect you will ponder only briefly the provenance of your fly. Your mind will be on matters closer to hand: tying the knot tight and true, the best spot for your next cast, or even, dare I say it, will I ever catch anything at all? Only fleetingly might you admire the tiny, perfectly formed work … Read More The History of Fulling Mill and the Kenyan Fly Tying Industry
There are two ways of going fly fishing. The first involves perfectly manicured river banks, deferential fishing guides and luxurious lodges. You book, you pay, you catch fish, and go home happy. The other is rather more rough and ready, often involving months of careful research; long distance travel in vehicles of little comfort and doubtful reliability; hiking; leaky and/or non-existent accommodation and food that makes army rations look like a gastronome’s dream. While there’s … Read More 5 Amazing Fly Fishing Adventure Films
Fly fishing on the big reservoirs in the UK has become more and more popular among Belgian and other continental fly fishers, with most of the boat tactics and reservoir trout flies coming from Great-Britain. A nation with more than 100 years of experience in fly fishing. My boat angling roots came from fishing at Grafham in the beginning of 1990’s. Since then, nearly every month I am coming to the UK to ‘tackle’ the … Read More Top 5 Reservoir Trout Flies from Belgian angler, Guido Vinck.
My first wild brown trout trip of the year usually sees me crossing the Irish Sea, late March or early April, in pursuit of the great trout in Lough Corrib – “It’s Duckfly time“. Albeit it is still early season, the wild brown trout in Lough Corrib are already in prime condition, partly because of the abundance of natural food in the Lough and also because the trout population have evolved in such a way … Read More Buzzer Fishing on Lough Corrib – George Barron
I’ve been lucky to travel to many places throughout the world with a fly rod in my hand. When I get home though it isn’t long until I have unpacked, strung up my rod and headed to my home water, the Taw in Devon – home to some of my most favourite brownies on the planet… As trout streams go this is a nice one. It might not be one of the big name rivers … Read More There’s no place like home…