I have been utterly, comprehensively and unequivocally… corrupted. To be fair, I was easy prey. If you fish around young people enough, sooner or later, some of their natural exuberance and total lack of fear or prejudice, will, I assure you, rub off. So, with the season “waxing” into the start of the peaks of imitative fly fishing is there any reason to actually embrace the world of colour, prejudice, attraction and fly fishing perceived … Read More Teaching an old dog, new tricks…
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
Large Brook Duns are a big meal and one that any self-respecting trout would reluctantly refuse, as each morsel provides substantial sustenance, here I show you a favourite emerger pattern which will work in all seasons. As a rule, they do not hatch in the middle of the river and you are more likely to find them in greater numbers closer to the bank or in back eddys. Should you have a current deflection from … Read More An Emerger pattern for all Seasons – Steffan Jones
It’s early spring and the trout are now starting to look up, this time of year can see some of the best surface sport of the season and we need to be prepared. The business end of the dry fly set up needs just as much attention, this is why Fulling Mill have developed a number of products in their Lotions and Potions range. First up from the Lotions and Potions range is the Fulling … Read More Fulling Mill Lotions and Potions Product Review
The producers of a new fly fishing film “CHALK” have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their project. The feature-length documentary will be a hymn to the chalk streams of southern England, examining how an accident of geography helped to shape not only the landscape but the sport of fly fishing. The team behind the project have a strong pedigree, consisting as it does of www.fishingbreaks.co.uk owner and author of The Life of a Chalkstream, … Read More CHALK – Be part of a New Fly Fishing Film!
When it comes to catching trout in reservoirs throughout April, buzzers will almost certainly be part of their diet. Us anglers will need to replicate these as closely as possible in terms of movement, shape, and colour. Here are Kieron’s Top 7 Buzzer Patterns to try this April. For us reservoir anglers April is the month when things start to change, the temperatures rise and insect life increases. Buzzers are usually the first to appear, … Read More Top 7 Buzzer Patterns to try for Trout this April