Category Archives: Reservoir Flies

Washing Line Method – Are you being strung out?

Washing line method

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?

Catching Stocked Rainbow Trout on Buzzers

stocked rainbow trout

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

Top Tips to catch more fish on Small Waters in Winter

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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

The Evolution of new Still Water fly patterns – Rob Edmunds

New stillwater fly patterns

There is very little truly revolutionary in Still Water Fly Fishing yet every generation seems to provide at least one new idea or at the very least a distinct improvement on a current thinking. To me, this is not a case of stealing someone’s original idea but refining and developing it for a specific purpose. If things didn’t progress and we didn’t accept change then we would all still be using landlines rather than mobile … Read More The Evolution of new Still Water fly patterns – Rob Edmunds

Top 6 Reservoir Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners

Fly fishing tips for beginners

Top 6 Reservoir Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners Anglers from Belgium who are looking to start fly fishing on large reservoirs from a drifting boat often ask me for Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners. Starting out on reservoirs can be slightly confusing but the good news for anyone who wants to give it a go is that it’s a friendly and accessible sport. 1) Pick an easy venue to begin; The UK is renown for … Read More Top 6 Reservoir Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners

Targeting Trout feeding on Killer Shrimp at Grafham Water

For those of you that have picked up a fly rod, or bought a fishing magazine in the last 30 years, you would certainly have heard of Reservoir expert and Fulling Mill Ambassador Rob Edmunds. Here he gives us an insight into fly fishing on Grafham water, its history and an acumen on targeting trout feeding on Killer Shrimp. Grafham’s History When Grafham Water opened in 1966 few could imagine the effect it would have … Read More Targeting Trout feeding on Killer Shrimp at Grafham Water