Tag Archives: Fishing Flies

Serious Sea Trout Flies from Steffan Jones – New for 2017

Sea Trout Flies

I was extremely honoured to be approached by Fulling Mill to enhance and add to what is already an excellent portfolio of sea trout flies. I did so with pleasure, but stressed one caveat; there were no shortcuts when it came to quality control. I have seen too many sea trout flies dressed poorly; if patterns I introduced to Fulling Mill were to be copied and get my stamp of approval then they were to … Read More Serious Sea Trout Flies from Steffan Jones – New for 2017

The History of Fulling Mill and the Kenyan Fly Tying Industry

Fulling Mill Factory

As you stand by the water’s edge carefully knotting your Royal Wulff to the end of your line I suspect you will ponder only briefly the provenance of your fly. Your mind will be on matters closer to hand: tying the knot tight and true, the best spot for your next cast, or even, dare I say it, will I ever catch anything at all? Only fleetingly might you admire the tiny, perfectly formed work … Read More The History of Fulling Mill and the Kenyan Fly Tying Industry

Czech Nymphing for Grayling

Czech nymphing

Winter fly-fishing for Grayling can prove to be extremely challenging, but using the correct methods and styles can increase your chances no end, here we look into Czech Nymphing. Some days you’ll seem to just be in the right place at the right time and others, it will seem like the river is void of fish… I always find once that cold weather really starts to kick in, the Grayling shoal up even more and … Read More Czech Nymphing for Grayling

Fishing Dry Flies for Grayling on the River San

Grayling Dry Flies

October has to be one of my favourite times to fly-fish for Grayling, it just so happens that it’s also one of the best months of the year to fly-fish for them on the River San in Poland. The first time I fished the mighty River San was around 5 years ago now, over the years the San has taught me things that no local river has.. or even could in many ways. Catching Grayling on … Read More Fishing Dry Flies for Grayling on the River San

Developing new fly patterns – The thought process and testing…

Developing new fly patterns

Fish become accustomed to the same lures, and there is no doubt that all patterns lose their effectiveness especially if everyone is using exactly the same fly. You need something to set your fly patterns apart, to induce the fish to take. This is one of the reasons why as a Fulling Mill Ambassador, I’m constantly developing new fly patterns in order to provide anglers with the best flies to catch that memorable fish. 12 … Read More Developing new fly patterns – The thought process and testing…