At Last! The first river trip of the season

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

Total Flyfisher / Egg flies

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

The French Leader – Everyone and their dog?

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?

6lb of Farmoor Muscle

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