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6 Essential dry flies for the entire River Season

6 essential dry flies

With the start of the new season fastly approaching now is a good time to dig out and dust off the dry fly box, here, Fred Bainbridge – England National Rivers Champion – reveals his 6 essential dry flies for the whole river season. Plenty of anglers spend the winter evenings retying their favourite dries but for many, myself included, we find ourselves busy doing other things and often deferring it until it’s too late… … Read More 6 Essential dry flies for the entire River Season

3 top tips on catching specimen trout from a river…

specimen trout

As we’re nearing the end of the trout season here in the UK, there is no better time to get out on the river bank in search of some late season gold… Here are 3 tips on catching specimen trout. With little over a month of the trout season left, many anglers focus their efforts towards our Grayling, preparing flies and tactics in readiness for the lady of the stream… but I for one prefer … Read More 3 top tips on catching specimen trout from a river…

Dry flies, how big should I use them to induce a take?

Dry Flies

When it comes to fishing a particular method I opt for what I think is appropriate at the time I am standing in the river. That having been said, if you held my arm behind my back and told me to choose, it would have to be to fish a dry fly to rising fish. See how I fish big dry flies below… There is something that brings out the hunter in me when I … Read More Dry flies, how big should I use them to induce a take?

Trout Feeding Habits; Watch for the signs…

Trout Feeding Habits

Trout Feeding Habits Fish like an easy meal. The harder they have to work for a meal the more energy they expend, which, in turn, can negate the energy they receive from the food source they are intercepting. As such, they are looking for a guaranteed food source, not something that’s likely to flutter away as they begin to intercept. As a result, emergers and flies stuck in the surface film are often taken more … Read More Trout Feeding Habits; Watch for the signs…