Category Archives: Fly Tying

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

The History of Fulling Mill and the Kenyan Fly Tying Industry

Fulling Mill Factory

As you stand by the water’s edge carefully knotting your Royal Wulff to the end of your line I suspect you will ponder only briefly the provenance of your fly. Your mind will be on matters closer to hand: tying the knot tight and true, the best spot for your next cast, or even, dare I say it, will I ever catch anything at all? Only fleetingly might you admire the tiny, perfectly formed work … Read More The History of Fulling Mill and the Kenyan Fly Tying Industry

Top 5 Reservoir Trout Flies from Belgian angler, Guido Vinck.

Reservoir trout flies

Fly fishing on the big reservoirs in the UK has become more and more popular among Belgian and other continental fly fishers, with most of the boat tactics and reservoir trout flies coming from Great-Britain. A nation with more than 100 years of experience in fly fishing. My boat angling roots came from fishing at Grafham in the beginning of 1990’s. Since then, nearly every month I am coming to the UK to ‘tackle’ the … Read More Top 5 Reservoir Trout Flies from Belgian angler, Guido Vinck.

How to tie The Snake Booby : Fly Tying Video

Snake Booby

One of the most asked questions we get here at Fulling Mill is how to securely fix the connections between snake flies. So we asked our Technical Manager Steve Carew, to show us how to tie the famous Snake booby. When it comes to tying trout flies, there’s nothing more infuriating when a freshly tied fly falls to pieces after just a few casts, and snake flies can be notorious for falling apart if not tied … Read More How to tie The Snake Booby : Fly Tying Video

Fish Skull Chocklett’s Body Tubing

Fish Skull Chocklett's Body Tubing

When I first saw this stuff a year or so ago on YouTube being used to tie Musky flies such as Blane Chocklett’s “T-Bone”, my first impression was that it’s just another type of Mylar tubing re-bagged and cleverly marketed as the next best thing, but little did I know Fish Skull Chocklett’s Body Tubing was something special… I must admit to kind of ignoring it but it kept cropping up in social media from guys … Read More Fish Skull Chocklett’s Body Tubing