Category Archives: Trout Flies

A new trout fishery in Northern France

The La Cascade is a new trout fishery in the north of France, and at the moment, it’s the only trout fly fishing lake in the north… Recently, Fulling Mill Ambassador Guido Vinck tested the new fishery with excellent results.  Testing a new fishery is always a big challenge. La Cascade in the North of France, a spring-fed former watercress farm, has now been transformed into a gin clear small reservoir stocked with rainbow (90%) … Read More A new trout fishery in Northern France

Simon Robinson’s 6 essential river flies for 2018

essential river flies

As we move into the early summer months our rivers across the UK really start to come alive and there are a number of essential river flies to have in your fly box. After the short feeding spells of early season fish will now feed all day. This gives the river angler some great opportunities to not only fish at different times of day but to also fish a variety of methods including dries and … Read More Simon Robinson’s 6 essential river flies for 2018

Snake Flies – The development and success…

Fulling Mill Ambassador Rob Edmunds has been at the forefront of fly development and angling methods for quite some time, throughout the winter he likes to tinker with already successful patterns, such as the Snake flies, to make them better and more effective. Snake flies Snake flies are not new by any means, they have taken the still-water fly-fishing scene by storm over the last 2 or 3 years – just as I imagined they … Read More Snake Flies – The development and success…

Guido Vinck’s Favourite Reservoir Winter Fly Patterns

In Belgium and Holland we rarely get such a long prolonged spell of blast freezer weather, small reservoirs usually get it the hardest and the waters often freeze – Here’s a quick overview of my favourite winter fly patterns and techniques. Early morning lures… It is a commonly held view that the winter months is the time for pulling lures, but angling pressure is very high on our reservoirs and lures are only effective during … Read More Guido Vinck’s Favourite Reservoir Winter Fly Patterns

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