All posts by Simon Robinson

Changing Tactics to catch more fish

changing tactics

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

Small Water Dry Fly Fishing Tips

Small Water Dry Fly Fishing Tips

Simon Robinson is what we class a Still Water expert. He’s proved his ability on both bank and boat over and over again, and who better to give us mere mortals small water dry fly fishing tips? At this time of year anglers can have great sport with dry flies on small stillwaters particularly on cloudy days or during evening sessions. On catch and release fisheries there are often large numbers of fish which have … Read More Small Water Dry Fly Fishing Tips

A Slow Start to River Fishing?

Fulling Mill Simon Robinson River Fishing

It’s been a very slow start on the rivers this year, the recent cold weather has certainly delayed the fly hatches, and as we move into May I certainly get the feeling we are still fishing in April conditions. River fishing at this time of year is often difficult, here are some top tips to hopefully guide you into some trout. Living in the north of England things are often slow to start on my local … Read More A Slow Start to River Fishing?

Co-polymer or Fluorocarbon Leaders?

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Many anglers will know that there are two main types of tippet for fly fishing; Co-polymer nylon and Fluorocarbon leaders. Fulling Mill ambassador Simon Robinson tells us the difference between the both, and when you should use them depending on what tactic you’re fishing. “What type of leader material should I fish?” is a regular question these days, with many anglers preferring a certain type of leader over another. In my eyes there isn’t a … Read More Co-polymer or Fluorocarbon Leaders?

Fulling Mill Short Shank Barbless Hook Review

Fulling Mill Short Shank Barbless Hook

The Fulling Mill Short Shank Barbless Hook For the past few years I have been working as fulling Mill ambassador and I’m lucky to often test new products before they are released to the public. This was the case with the new Fulling Mill Short Shank Barbless hook and I was certainly very excited to give them an outing. Almost all of my still water fishing is now done on a catch and release basis, I … Read More Fulling Mill Short Shank Barbless Hook Review

How to catch Grayling on Chalkstreams

With the grayling season soon coming to an end we now only have a few weeks to get out and enjoy some excellent winter river fishing. This season has been one of the worst in years in terms of high water levels, with many competitions and pleasure trips being cancelled due to unfishable and coloured rivers. As a result of this many of us still need to look for our ‘fix’ and so will be … Read More How to catch Grayling on Chalkstreams