Category Archives: Fly Boxes

A Fly Selection Fit For A Guide: 10 Must-Have Grayling Flies

Guides Fly Selection

My clients often note that my winter fly selection is small. A single box of around 100 grayling nymphs is the norm for my guiding sessions… I do this because I know that the patterns I have in my box are the right ones for where I guide. They are all proven catchers in different water types and conditions, and I know that if these flies aren’t working then very little else would. Below is … Read More A Fly Selection Fit For A Guide: 10 Must-Have Grayling Flies

8 Fly Fishing Gift Ideas for the Fanatic Fly Angler

fly fishing gift ideas fulling mill

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

Fly Fishing for European Sea Bass in Northern Brittany

Fly fishing for Sea Bass

Estuaries, where briny and fresh waters meet, are among the richest ecosystems found along the coastline this side of the English Channel. In northern Brittany, many estuaries, rias and tideways cut inland where sea bass roam in numbers from spring well into autumn. From the end of the ebb and into the rising tide, those fish are on the prowl, hunting down bait and offer great sport to the discerning fly angler. From my flat … Read More Fly Fishing for European Sea Bass in Northern Brittany

Fulling Mill Clear Silicone Foam Fly Boxes

Silicone Fly Boxes

I’ve been using the clear silicone fly boxes for quite some time now and have found them to be by far, the best I’ve used to date. They are available in two sizes; Small 110 x 85 x 19 mm holds 77 Flies (RRP £7.50) Large 190 x 110 x 19mm holds 168 Flies (RRP £8.50) One of the major problems for most anglers particular when out on water is storage, you are wanting to … Read More Fulling Mill Clear Silicone Foam Fly Boxes

Fishing deep on Farmoor Reservoir

Farmoor is a man-made reservoir split into two lakes. It covers a total of 400 acres and sits in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. Split into two by a long causeway, F1 is the ‘catch and release’ water, most noted for its specimen-sized rainbow and brown trout.  The majority of fishing here is from the bank, but there are now three boats available which opens the lake up considerably. F2 is the ‘kill’ water, which produces some extremely good overwintered … Read More Fishing deep on Farmoor Reservoir