Category Archives: River Flies

Drag free drifts – Dry fly fishing on the River San

Dry fly fishing on the river San

Fulling Mill ambassador Lisa Isles is no stranger to the river San, Poland. Her annual trip has recently passed and she’s has given us a great enlightenment in how to make drag free drifts when dry fly fishing on this excellent river. Also, don’t forget to check out her most recent blog post on how to prepare for a fly fishing trip abroad.  The River San Normally, the River San can produce some spectacular hatches, … Read More Drag free drifts – Dry fly fishing on the River San

Fly Fishing in New Zealand, Essential Fly Patterns.

New Zealand is one of the most incredible trout fishing destinations in the world. It consistently provides giant brown trout along with rainbows that are more akin to steelhead on the West Coast of North America. The crystal clear waters and spectacular dry fly opportunities make the long journey to the other side of the world more than worthwhile. The stunning landscape and plethora of non-fishing activities that can be done in New Zealand make … Read More Fly Fishing in New Zealand, Essential Fly Patterns.

6 Tips on Preparing for Fly Fishing Trips Abroad

fly fishing trips abroad

Autumn is the time many anglers here in the United Kingdom pack their bags and head off to destinations abroad in the search of fine weather and good fishing. Here are a few of my tips on preparing for fly fishing trips abroad. When I come to getting prepared for fly fishing trips abroad, there is no better feeling than being organised. It takes all the stress and worries from the ‘what if’ and ‘have I’ … Read More 6 Tips on Preparing for Fly Fishing Trips Abroad

3 top tips on catching specimen trout from a river…

specimen trout

As we’re nearing the end of the trout season here in the UK, there is no better time to get out on the river bank in search of some late season gold… Here are 3 tips on catching specimen trout. With little over a month of the trout season left, many anglers focus their efforts towards our Grayling, preparing flies and tactics in readiness for the lady of the stream… but I for one prefer … Read More 3 top tips on catching specimen trout from a river…

Top 10 Barbless River flies for this Summer

Barbless River Flies

Once the Mayfly extravaganza is over, it does seem that some days the fishing is ‘hard’ on the rivers, here are my go to barbless river flies for summer fishing.  You will hear that the brown trout or grayling stop feeding, but this is something of a myth. Like us, fish have to feed, the difference is that they become selective, picky and suspicious. For a while, this can be frustrating but you have to … Read More Top 10 Barbless River flies for this Summer

5 River Fly Fishing Tips For Low Water Conditions

Fly Fishing Tips

Although us anglers always curse when it rains heavily, we do need precipitation to maintain the flow of our rivers. Without water, fishing becomes increasingly hard on freestone rivers, particularly if the sun is also shining! Here are Ceri Thomas’s river fly fishing tips for low water conditions. At the time of writing, we are stricken by the driest April for many a year, the rivers are gin clear and rock hard. With that said, … Read More 5 River Fly Fishing Tips For Low Water Conditions