All posts by Simon Robinson

Simon Robinson’s Top Tips for Winter Grayling

winter grayling

Winter grayling fishing is fast becoming the ‘in’ thing among fly anglers with more and more anglers seemingly taking up the winter pastime. As we move into the depths of winter, the trout fishing season almost seems a distant memory. This, however, does not mean that you need to put your rods away until the spring and more of us are beginning to take advantage of the excellent grayling fishing available across the UK. Below are … Read More Simon Robinson’s Top Tips for Winter Grayling

Simon Robinson’s 5 Reasons to use Fulling Mill Fluorocarbon

Fulling Mill Fluorocarbon

For many seasons now I have been using Fulling Mill fluorocarbon for almost all of my Stillwater and reservoir fishing, be it pleasure or competition. I have used many brands and long before becoming a Fulling Mill ambassador I had settled on this material as my first choice. It is also the first choice of a number of top international small Stillwater anglers who also use it in preference to other, often more expensive brands. … Read More Simon Robinson’s 5 Reasons to use Fulling Mill Fluorocarbon

FM Competition Heavyweight Barbless Hooks Review

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

Using Highly Visible Dry Flies

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

Are these the best 6 Stillwater Fly Patterns for Winter Success?

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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?

Simon’s Top 7 Autumn Grayling Flies

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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