Over the last few weeks my fly boxes have been looking sad to say the least. Gaps have been appearing where I never thought, fly patterns have been dwindling, no, literally falling from my box. So it’s about time I done something about it. A nice little order of Hanak hooks, and some tungsten beads thrown in for good measure. This arrived at work this … Continue reading Let the tying commence
Saturday morning saw me rise bright and early in great anticipation of the first day of the trout season. Waking up to the pitter patter of rain on the kitchen roof put some doubts in my mind to whether the river would be fishable or not, sometimes these small freestone rivers can colour up pretty quickly, but a short strole across the road to check the … Continue reading At Last! The first river trip of the season
Enjoyed reading the March issue of total flyfisher this morning. Especially Terry Phillips article on the river Dee. Some great points on bugging in high water and some cracking fly patterns. Anglers and egg flies sometimes don’t get along, its a love ’em or hate ’em sort of marmite scenario. Recently, i’ve used egg flies on both rivers and small waters, and was pleasantly surprised … Continue reading Total Flyfisher / Egg flies
With the Lake season just around the corner, 26 days, 4 weekends and 3 and a half work weeks away, but who’s counting? I thought I’d treat myself to a few new fly lines. And what’s better to go with fly lines? Backing. I purchased the standard Sixth Sense Di 7 and the new Di 8 Sixth Sense fly lines for early season boobying. Sensitivity and … Continue reading Pre-Season treats..
Well, over the last few years the French leader has become a revolution in our river angling, enhancing our nymphing distance and sensitivity. Allowing our flies to sink to their desired fishing depth before getting into the area you want them. The indicator simply indicates takes receive to the flies by either stopping, gently sliding away, shooting off or lifting.. striking at anything which occurs that’s unnatural to the norm. Everyone seems to be … Continue reading The French Leader – Everyone and their dog?
We all enjoy a chuckle every now and again watching our mates slip down that grassy banking, on a slimy weeded rock in the middle of a river, heck, I laugh when it happens to me! It all makes the day more enjoyable, but not on a cold winters day, when there is plenty of daylight to still be out on the river in. I … Continue reading Kieron – 1 | Grassy bank – 0
The trout season is just only around the corner at just 6 full weeks away… tying has commenced with booby eyes being perfectly rounded, lashed onto hooks and awaiting the arrival of its fluffy tail, slim bodies and pronounced wings. To get us back into the swing of things we take a few needed trips to Farmoor reservoir, where the casting cobwebs can be blow … Continue reading 6lb of Farmoor Muscle