Fulling Mill Ambassador Simon Robinson has put the lighter breaking strains of the new Masterclass Fluorocarbon to the test on spooky stillwater trout as well as wild river browns… For many years I have been a big fan of the standard Worldclass Fulling Mill fluorocarbon and use it for all my subsurface fishing on reservoirs and small stillwaters. To be totally honest I have been happy with the material for many years and really had … Read More New Masterclass Fluorocarbon Review by Simon Robinson
The Stokoe Shrimps have been extremely popular among northern salmon anglers over the last year, designed and developed by Fulling Mill Ambassador James Stokoe. James gives us the lowdown on the both the Original, and Red Stokoe Shrimps… Sometimes in fly fishing, we come across a fly pattern or lure which totally changes our season and the way we fish or even think… It may be by accident, or even by our own hard work, but either way, when … Read More Stokoe Shrimps; The Design and Development.
The new Fulling Mill Masterclass fluorocarbon has recently landed at the FM H.Q, Kieron Jenkins took the opportunity to test this premium fluoro on the magnificent trout of Chew Valley reservoir. Chew Valley is one of my favourite U.K trout fishing venues and I always take the opportunity to book a boat (or two!) for opening weekend in anticipation of exceptional fishing, and so far, Chew hasn’t let me down. Don’t get me wrong, it’s often … Read More Testing the New Masterclass Fluorocarbon at Chew Valley
The Western Loughs opened their doors for us on Thursday, February 15th and let’s get this straight; it is not fishing for the faint-hearted! I am looking at the long-range forecast as I write and with a few sessions booked in for the boats, the weather is looking Baltic! Because of conditions like this, February and early March is not every fly angler’s cup of tea and most prefer to wait until after Paddy’s Day … Read More Early Season trout fishing on the Loughs of Ireland
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
I really enjoy organising my lake fly boxes, sorting through the rubbish and filing flies away carefully in ordered groups, making for easy identification and allowing quick changes when required. While grouping my flies I point out the difference between the various categories, breaking them down into Attractors, Nymphs, Dries, and Buzzers. These are the most important flies for any beginner, as I mention in my previous blog article. All my flies are organised neatly in … Read More Lake fly boxes – What to have and how to keep them organised