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?
Stocked rainbow trout are often looked down upon by ‘purists’, but as an angler who enjoys all types of fly fishing, I love to head out to local still waters and test my skills against winter trout… Upon arriving at Barnsfold Water on a cold Saturday morning, there were several fly-fishers there already… all keen anglers and great to see them out on the water even though the weather was bitterly cold and really quite windy. … Read More Catching Stocked Rainbow Trout on Buzzers
The holiday season is definitely ‘fishing season’ for anglers, once Christmas is out of the way may fishermen head to their local still waters for some post Xmas fun, here are Simon Robinson’s top tips to catch more fish on Small waters this winter. Whilst I now devote the vast majority of my time to river fishing, I do still enjoy my time on the Still waters. as rivers are often out of sorts during … Read More Top Tips to catch more fish on Small Waters in Winter
Stuck for ideas on a Christmas gift for a loved one? Do they have all the gear and no idea? (Don’t tell them we said that!) Our Fly Fishing Gift Ideas host a selection of must-have fly fishing accessories, fly tying materials and fly patterns for the discerning angler… Fly Fishing Gift Ideas Fulling Mill Hooks – Prices start from £5.95 For those who tie flies running out of hooks is not fun or convenient. We live … Read More 8 Fly Fishing Gift Ideas for the Fanatic Fly Angler
The trout season has gone, blown to a spectacular closure by hurricane Ophelia – it’s early December and most major still waters are now closed. November sees plenty of quality rainbow trout hitting fry; fry bashing on reservoirs offer an exciting end to the season for the fisherman chasing a specimen. But for the traditional fly fisherman, it’s time to reflect and think about spending a few hours at the vice preparing for next season. … Read More How to best dress wet flies – George Barron
Ever fancied a crack at fly fishing for Pike but don’t have a clue where to start? Here’s Dougie’s Beginners Guide to Pike fly fishing, covering everything from the rod to the fly box. So you’re thinking about buying a Pike fly rod? In this blog entry I’m going to touch on some of the questions we get asked most from newcomers when they visit the shop. “Can I use my reservoir Trout gear as I’m … Read More Dougie’s Beginners guide to Pike fly fishing