One on my bucket list was fishing for the large Grayling and Trout in Europe, I’d heard many a story about Poland, Czech Republic, Iceland and several other venues but when I was asked if I wanted a trip to Bosnia then I jumped at the chance. For those that haven’t taken a trip abroad then it’s worthwhile booking through one of the “destination” fly companies. Ours was organised through Aardvark Mcleod hosted by Funky … Read More Fly Fishing Bosnia, the Aardvark Mcleod Experience.
Grayling are far from difficult to catch, in fact, when you get it ‘right’, they can be pretty aggressive in their feeding habits and large numbers are often recorded. But, do you feel as if you put a lot of effort into catching grayling for very little reward? Here’s a quick guide on how to catch more grayling this winter. 1. Presentation; dead drift your flies. Grayling prefer a fly to be presented as natural as … Read More A quick guide to help you Catch more Grayling this Winter
Autumn is our favourite time of the year, the Stillwater trout become aggressive and start to hit the fry, packing on weight in anticipation of winter and here are our 5 top tips on fishing fry patterns. About Stillwater ‘Fry’ Our Stillwaters and reservoirs are home to an abundance of food, from insects like buzzers, olives, and sedge to sticklebacks, perch and roach fry. These coarse fish provide our trout with a protein-packed food source. … Read More 5 Top tips for Fishing Fry Patterns on Stillwaters
The Zelda salmon fly has been one of our most popular of 2017, with many Salmon falling victim to these flies all over the world. We have spoken to its designer, Kjartan Antonsson, and have the full history of the range below. The History of the Zelda Salmon Fly I initially tried the Zelda in 1999. The first time I fished Zelda, got 10 takes and landed 6 salmon. At this moment I knew I … Read More The History of the Zelda Salmon Fly
When it comes to UV resin for fly tying, there are three things most fly tiers look for; durability, the speed of setting and tackiness, and we believe that the Fulling Mill UV Glass Resin is the best out there. Whether you tie trout flies or predator flies, more than likely you have used a UV resin of some sort to finish your fly patterns, but most UV resins for fly tying come with the … Read More Fulling Mill UV Resin for Fly Tying
The Atlantic Salmon Trust is hoping to reverse a century of decline in wild salmon numbers by announcing a major new study into their movements. Often called the ‘aquatic canary’, Atlantic salmon are regarded as key indicators of the health of our waters as they are sensitive to changes within the environment. In recent years numbers have been dropping at an alarming rate and one major area of concern is the mortality of juvenile salmon … Read More Hardy’s reel sells for £55,000 during fundraising auction – Atlantic Salmon Trust