Category Archives: Fishing Flies

An Emerger pattern for all Seasons – Steffan Jones

Emerger Pattern Brook Dun

Large Brook Duns are a big meal and one that any self-respecting trout would reluctantly refuse, as each morsel provides substantial sustenance, here I show you a favourite emerger pattern which will work in all seasons. As a rule, they do not hatch in the middle of the river and you are more likely to find them in greater numbers closer to the bank or in back eddys. Should you have a current deflection from … Read More An Emerger pattern for all Seasons – Steffan Jones

The Cream of the Salmon Season is almost upon us

Salmon Season Flies

The cream of the salmon season is almost upon us, many may feel the season is just out of the blocks but the short days of January openings are long gone. In May/June many UK rivers will be hosting their biggest runs of MSW salmon, and yes, many of these power packed missiles will indeed be big! Run trends are evolving and shifting as we speak. Late spring/early summer is the new summer/autumn as grilse … Read More The Cream of the Salmon Season is almost upon us

Fulling Mill Lotions and Potions Product Review

Fulling Mill Lotions and Poitions

It’s early spring and the trout are now starting to look up, this time of year can see some of the best surface sport of the season and we need to be prepared. The business end of the dry fly set up needs just as much attention, this is why Fulling Mill have developed a number of products in their Lotions and Potions range. First up from the Lotions and Potions range is the Fulling … Read More Fulling Mill Lotions and Potions Product Review

Top 7 Buzzer Patterns to try for Trout this April

Top 7 Buzzer Patterns

When it comes to catching trout in reservoirs throughout April, buzzers will almost certainly be part of their diet. Us anglers will need to replicate these as closely as possible in terms of movement, shape, and colour. Here are Kieron’s Top 7 Buzzer Patterns to try this April. For us reservoir anglers April is the month when things start to change, the temperatures rise and insect life increases. Buzzers are usually the first to appear, … Read More Top 7 Buzzer Patterns to try for Trout this April

Disco Shrimp – Fly Tying Video

Disco Shrimp

All serious fly tiers experiment with patterns and different materials with the aim of inventing that magical fly that would never fail them. I hate to tell you this, this fly doesn’t exist. However, we can sometimes get close to it. This is my holy grail of flies, I think. The Disco Shrimp. It came about, around seven years ago, when I was frustrated with shrimp patterns. I had so many variations in my boxes, … Read More Disco Shrimp – Fly Tying Video

Fly Fishing for Pike on the Streets of the Netherlands

Fly fishing for pike

The Netherlands is frequently associated with polders; these are thousands of shallow canals that run through streets and around the houses. This is illustrated by the English saying: “God created the world but the Dutch created Holland”… especially for anglers! During the winter, fly fishing for pike is famous in the Dutch polders, and numerous big pike are caught literally off the streets! Unlike late-autumn where the pike often ambush roach, perch, and rudd in the … Read More Fly Fishing for Pike on the Streets of the Netherlands