The warmer months of April, May, and June presents us anglers with the best and most consistent buzzer fishing of the season. Nature flicks a switch to indicate the end of the cold winter weather and that spring has now arrived. With it comes huge hatches of buzzer, and as always the trout are always quick to feed on this plentiful food source. It gives us the best opportunity of the year to catch grown … Read More Buzzer Fishing; The ins and outs of fishing buzzers
Fulling Mill Ambassador Rob Edmunds has been at the forefront of fly development and angling methods for quite some time, throughout the winter he likes to tinker with already successful patterns, such as the Snake flies, to make them better and more effective. Snake flies Snake flies are not new by any means, they have taken the still-water fly-fishing scene by storm over the last 2 or 3 years – just as I imagined they … Read More Snake Flies – The development and success…
The Washing Line Method is a generic term used to describe a floating point fly (usually a Booby, Fab or Popper Hopper) with nymphs on the droppers; it allows the angler to fish multiple flies in the killing zone. It’s essential that you understand your tackle and flies and how slight changes in both can affect the depth you are fishing at, as it will allow you to increase your catch rate. Typically, this method … Read More Washing Line Method – Are you being strung out?
There is very little truly revolutionary in Still Water Fly Fishing yet every generation seems to provide at least one new idea or at the very least a distinct improvement on a current thinking. To me, this is not a case of stealing someone’s original idea but refining and developing it for a specific purpose. If things didn’t progress and we didn’t accept change then we would all still be using landlines rather than mobile … Read More The Evolution of new Still Water fly patterns – Rob Edmunds
For those of you that have picked up a fly rod, or bought a fishing magazine in the last 30 years, you would certainly have heard of Reservoir expert and Fulling Mill Ambassador Rob Edmunds. Here he gives us an insight into fly fishing on Grafham water, its history and an acumen on targeting trout feeding on Killer Shrimp. Grafham’s History When Grafham Water opened in 1966 few could imagine the effect it would have … Read More Targeting Trout feeding on Killer Shrimp at Grafham Water
Every generation seems to produce a classic pattern that devastates fish stocks from small still waters to reservoirs, In the 1980’s it was the Booby, the 1990’s The Humungous, 2000’s The Blob etc… I’ve seen the future and boldly make a prediction that “The Snake Fly” will be the next modern classic. I will go so far and say that every angler should own at least 6 snake patterns (2 x booby versions and 2 … Read More The Snake Fly Generation?