When it comes to a new range of hook like the Competition Heavyweight Barbless Hooks – I am fortunate to be in a position where I can take them on board and give feedback where neccessary. Of late, I have been reviewing these new hooks from Fulling Mill, and boy are they good… I have used many of the other Fulling Mill barbless hooks with great success, particularly the heavyweight champ hooks for lures and … Read More FM Competition Heavyweight Barbless Hooks Review
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
Whilst some flies are famous for catching fish all year round, the vast majority of fly patterns have certain times of the year when they just work better than others, and this is certainly true of winter fly patterns. Whilst these flies can, and do work, throughout the main body of the season, for various reasons they certainly excel in cold winter. The selection below is my top 6 winter fly patterns and I would … Read More Are these the best 6 Stillwater Fly Patterns for Winter Success?
River expert Simon Robinson talks us through his top 7 Grayling Flies for autumn fishing… The autumn months are among the best to fish for grayling in the UK, the days are still reasonably long and conditions usually mild enough to fish comfortably in breathable waders. Also, as winter has not yet arrived the fish are usually active in the upper layers as there is still plenty of fly life around. In many ways, the … Read More Simon’s Top 7 Autumn Grayling Flies
As river anglers we’re lucky, fishing can take place all year round in many rivers due to grayling season being stepped with the trout season – Simon Robinson likes to think that the later part of the traditional trout season as simply the start of his favourite fishing phase of all – Autumn grayling fishing. Here are Simon’s late season river fishing tips. As we move into September I find myself fishing more on rivers than … Read More Late Season River Fishing Tips – Simon Robinson
I have been fishing a few sessions on small waters in recent weeks, mostly in preparation for some local matches but also as a welcome change to the intense programme of river matches I have been fishing, but catching on small waters at this time of year can be challenging, and often means you need to keep changing tactics when the takes dry up. This is a challenging time of year on many fisheries, however great … Read More Changing Tactics to catch more fish