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?
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
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
The new season is always an exciting time, we are filled with enthusiasm and expectations that this year we will be our year, we hope that more and bigger fish are just the next cast away… But early season reservoir trout fishing can be prone to changes. The problem is the reality rarely lives up to our expectations, we arrive at our chosen water; Ravensthorpe Reservoir in Northamptonshire with the aim of targeting resident overwintered … Read More Early Season Reservoir Trout Fishing
Fulling Mill Ambassador Rob Edmunds, is largely renown for his ability to catch plentiful numbers of fish, but he is also a dab hand at targeting the larger more resident trout the Midlands reservoirs hold… Here he has put together a selection of Top Tips for catching large brown trout that are quite often elusive to many… The lure of large grown on fish, especially catching large brown trout at the peak of their physical … Read More Catching large brown trout – Top Tips from Rob Edmunds
For me the winter months are a time of reflection, thinking about the season that has passed, evaluating my successes and failures and trying to develop patterns and methods that will be even better for the following season. A number of times during the season I’ve wanted something just a little different, something large with a great deal of movement even at low speeds, and a pattern that creates disturbance and excites the fish. … Read More Fabulous Farmoor