Category Archives: Predator Flies

Dougie’s Beginners guide to Pike fly fishing

Pike fly fishing

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

Pike Fishing on Chew Valley Reservoir with Ben Bangham

Pike Fishing

I have been fishing for pike on the fly since I was a child. I have really found a passion for pike fishing over the last few years though and have been fortunate enough to have some great results. It is a large part of my winter guiding as well, it’s evident that it’s a very fast growing area of our sport. What makes it even more exciting is that tackle companies have recognised this … Read More Pike Fishing on Chew Valley Reservoir with Ben Bangham

How to securely attach the Wiggle Tail Links

how to tie wiggle tail links

One of the most frequent questions we get here at Fulling Mill is ‘How do I attach the Wiggle Tail links securely‘ – So we’ve put together this quick video on how to attach the links correctly. (Don’t forget to toggle the quality to 1080p in the video settings) Why should you use Pacchiarini Wiggle Tails on predator and large trout flies? Wiggle Tails from Paolo Pacchiarini will give your flies an irresistible movement in … Read More How to securely attach the Wiggle Tail Links

Feels like a long way from home – Charles Jardine

Feels like a long way from home - Charles Jardine

River angst. I give you streamers and the British river fly fisher. We do seem to be in denial. No other country has the “hang-up” of fly size that we seem to be mired in. It’s just a fly, for goodness sake…fish feed on food items the size we are imitating, life just does not cosily fit into fly sizes below say, a standard 10 or 12 . Shock and horror, they might just stray … Read More Feels like a long way from home – Charles Jardine

6 Top Pike Fly Fishing Tips from Dougie Loughridge

6 Top Pike Fly Fishing Tips

When it comes to fly fishing for pike, we hear from many anglers who struggle with the key elements of catching pike. So we asked Fulling Mill Ambassador and piking expert, Dougie Loughridge to put together his 6 Top Pike Fly Fishing Tips to help you put more fish on the bank this Winter. Safety First OK, so this is a general tip and not specifically Pike fishing related so to speak, but it should … Read More 6 Top Pike Fly Fishing Tips from Dougie Loughridge

Fly Fishing for Specimen Perch at Chew Valley Lake

Fly Fishing for Perch

Bristol Water fishery ranger, Jake Belgium talks us through the in’s and out’s of fly fishing for perch at Chew Valley Reservoir. Jake has caught many perch over the magical 4lb mark on the fly, a brilliant achievement indeed!  As the fly fishing season on Chew Valley progresses into its final few months the one species that I love catching the most start to show up in huge numbers. That is the perch. These wonderful … Read More Fly Fishing for Specimen Perch at Chew Valley Lake