The trout season has gone, blown to a spectacular closure by hurricane Ophelia – it’s early December and most major still waters are now closed. November sees plenty of quality rainbow trout hitting fry; fry bashing on reservoirs offer an exciting end to the season for the fisherman chasing a specimen. But for the traditional fly fisherman, it’s time to reflect and think about spending a few hours at the vice preparing for next season. … Read More How to best dress wet flies – George Barron
There is very little truly revolutionary in Still Water Fly Fishing yet every generation seems to provide at least one new idea or at the very least a distinct improvement on a current thinking. To me, this is not a case of stealing someone’s original idea but refining and developing it for a specific purpose. If things didn’t progress and we didn’t accept change then we would all still be using landlines rather than mobile … Read More The Evolution of new Still Water fly patterns – Rob Edmunds
Top 6 Reservoir Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners Anglers from Belgium who are looking to start fly fishing on large reservoirs from a drifting boat often ask me for Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners. Starting out on reservoirs can be slightly confusing but the good news for anyone who wants to give it a go is that it’s a friendly and accessible sport. 1) Pick an easy venue to begin; The UK is renown for … Read More Top 6 Reservoir Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners
One on my bucket list was fishing for the large Grayling and Trout in Europe, I’d heard many a story about Poland, Czech Republic, Iceland and several other venues but when I was asked if I wanted a trip to Bosnia then I jumped at the chance. For those that haven’t taken a trip abroad then it’s worthwhile booking through one of the “destination” fly companies. Ours was organised through Aardvark Mcleod hosted by Funky … Read More Fly Fishing Bosnia, the Aardvark Mcleod Experience.
I returned last month from my annual trip to the Seychelles in my quest for GTs. Last year I was on Providence with a group when Tropical Storm Fantala rolled across the Indian Ocean and threw the rest of our weeks fishing out the window. I had been itching to get back to Providence as our last evening had me surrounded by some 150 tailing permit and left somewhat of a lasting impression. Fly Fishing … Read More Providence & Farquhar Atoll update from Peter McLeod
For those of you that have picked up a fly rod, or bought a fishing magazine in the last 30 years, you would certainly have heard of Reservoir expert and Fulling Mill Ambassador Rob Edmunds. Here he gives us an insight into fly fishing on Grafham water, its history and an acumen on targeting trout feeding on Killer Shrimp. Grafham’s History When Grafham Water opened in 1966 few could imagine the effect it would have … Read More Targeting Trout feeding on Killer Shrimp at Grafham Water