Giant Trevally of Astove Atoll with Fulling Mill’s NYAP

Giant Trevally Nyap

Fly fishing for Giant Trevally should be on everyone’s bucket list, this bird-eating machine (we’ve all seen BBC’s Planet Earth II Footage) is a total powerhouse, and the Seychelles is certainly the place to do so… Rasmus Oversen and Martin Olsen of Fin Chasers Magazine have recently returned from a trip to Madagascar chasing these magnificent fish, where the Fulling Mill NYAP (Designed by Fulling Mill Consultant James Christmas, a guide on Alponse Island in the Seychelles) … Read More Giant Trevally of Astove Atoll with Fulling Mill’s NYAP

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

New Pike Flies from Fulling Mill Ambassador, Paul Clydesdale.

new pike flies paul clydesdale

We’re extremely pleased to announce that Paul Clydesdale is now a Fulling Mill Ambassador and we have a selection of new pike flies to offer (come March 2018)! Now living in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Paul started fly fishing at the age of 11 and picked up a bobbin holder around the same time. The first flies he tied were for trout, slowly progressing into more sophisticated salmon patterns, for the spare rivers of Ayrshire. These … Read More New Pike Flies from Fulling Mill Ambassador, Paul Clydesdale.

A Fly Selection Fit For A Guide: 10 Must-Have Grayling Flies

Guides Fly Selection

My clients often note that my winter fly selection is small. A single box of around 100 grayling nymphs is the norm for my guiding sessions… I do this because I know that the patterns I have in my box are the right ones for where I guide. They are all proven catchers in different water types and conditions, and I know that if these flies aren’t working then very little else would. Below is … Read More A Fly Selection Fit For A Guide: 10 Must-Have Grayling Flies

Davie McPhail ties the Gotcha Bonefish Fly

Gotcha Bonefish

The Gotcha Bonefish pattern is perhaps the most popular bonefish fly ever designed and has accounted for thousands of bonefish for anglers worldwide. This simple and very effective pattern belongs in the fly box of every bonefish angler, and tying the Gotcha in a variety of sizes, weights, and colours will help anglers match local fishing conditions. We have three different variations of the Gotcha bonefish fly, each come into their own in certain fishing scenarios. All … Read More Davie McPhail ties the Gotcha Bonefish Fly