Every generation seems to produce a classic pattern that devastates fish stocks from small still waters to reservoirs, In the 1980’s it was the Booby, the 1990’s The Humungous, 2000’s The Blob etc… I’ve seen the future and boldly make a prediction that “The Snake Fly” will be the next modern classic. I will go so far and say that every angler should own at least 6 snake patterns (2 x booby versions and 2 … Read More The Snake Fly Generation?
Escape to the hills, 7 top tips on wet fly fishing for Wild brown trout on upland lakes. Whilst stocked lowland trout fisheries struggle during the warm summer months, our upland lakes, lochs, tarns, llyns and reservoirs are usually on song due to their cooler elevated setting. In this blog post Fishtec’s Online Marketing Manager Ceri Thomas gives us 7 tips on how to fish his favourite venues – wild brown trout stillwaters in the … Read More 7 Top Tips on Wet Fly Fishing for Wild Brown Trout
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