Category Archives: Trout Flies

Teaching an old dog, new tricks…

Charles Jardine Trout Fishing

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…

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

Top 7 Buzzer Patterns to try for Trout this April

Top 7 Buzzer Patterns

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

Early Season Reservoir Trout Fishing

Early Season Reservoir Trout Fishing

The new season is always an exciting time, we are filled with enthusiasm and expectations that this year we will be our year, we hope that more and bigger fish are just the next cast away… But early season reservoir trout fishing can be prone to changes. The problem is the reality rarely lives up to our expectations, we arrive at our chosen water; Ravensthorpe Reservoir in Northamptonshire with the aim of targeting resident overwintered … Read More Early Season Reservoir Trout Fishing

Are these the best 6 Stillwater Fly Patterns for Winter Success?

fly patterns

Whilst some flies are famous for catching fish all year round, the vast majority of fly patterns have certain times of the year when they just work better than others, and this is certainly true of winter fly patterns. Whilst these flies can, and do work, throughout the main body of the season, for various reasons they certainly excel in cold winter. The selection below is my top 6 winter fly patterns and I would … Read More Are these the best 6 Stillwater Fly Patterns for Winter Success?

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