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Matching the Hatch Techniques – How to save a blank

What is matching the hatch? If you are new to fly fishing you may be unaware of the insects that fish eat along the rivers and lakes. Each season of the year produces new species of insect that the trout have become used to and will feed upon when they are in season....

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Dos and Donts of Fly Fishing – How to Catch More Trout!

Over the past number of years I have done just about everything you can do to improve a day’s fly fishing. So I have compiled this list of do's and don'ts of fly fishing that should make for a better trout fishing trip. Do not try to cast too far. A common mistake by...

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12 Best Flies for Winter Stillwater Fly Fishing

As mentioned in a previous article stillwater winter fly fishing can prove to be challenging. To help assist us in getting more takes from trout that are feeding we need to incorporate some flies that are better suited to winter fly fishing. In this post we find out...

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Installing a Fish Finder on a Kayak

Fishing from a kayak brings many advantages over traditional boats. Kayaks are small, very maneuverable, and can float in even the shallowest waters. Additionally, collapsing kayaks can be separated and carried by hand or even in a backpack, enabling fishermen to...

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Stillwater Trout Fly Fishing in Winter – a Few Tips

Stillwater trout fly fishing in winter can prove to be difficult. Not only is the air and water cold and you will need to wear appropriate clothing to protect you from the elements. As the water is colder fish mainly trout are moving a lot slower and tend to keep to a...

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Fly Fishing Emergency Kit Items to Save the Day

    So what would save the day I have to ask? I'm not talking about a special selection of flies although I do think there are some you should always carry. I'm more concerned with items that will help fix broken or damaged tackle or items to keep you...

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How to Fix Damaged Neoprene Wellington Boots

You are probably well aware that neoprene wellington boots are not cheap. In fact you can pay in excess of £200 for some of the top brands. With a price ticket like that you want to get the most wear out of them as you can.  In the top brands wearing them out can take...

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River Fly Fishing Tips

Can Stock Photo River fly fishing is completely different to lake, lough or other stillwater fly fishing. The main difference is the fact that in river fishing you have to deal with the flow of the river as stillwater as its name dictates is pretty motionless. There...

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Polyleaders for fly fishing turnover and depth control

Polyleaders were developed originally by Airflo UK to help with casting turnover. Before they were developed hand made tapered leaders was probably the best way to get the energy from the cast to slow down to present the fly gently on the water. However homemade tied...

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Barbless hooks, are they good for fly fishing?

When I first started fly fishing all those years ago there was no such thing as barbless hooks for trout fishing, well not that I noticed anyway. Most of your catches were kept back then however as time has progressed things have changed. It is now more the norm to...

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Fishing the Poodle – Stop and Go

​I came across a fly pattern a while back that I hadn't seen for some time and it got me wondering. How many fly patterns have dipped below the radar because of new arrivals and new materials? I mean those patterns used to work and would be instrumental for many a...

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Fishing Knots Illustrated

How good of a fishing angler are you? You have the gear, the rod, the reel, the flies the lures, and the rest of the tackle to complete your setup. You are able to setup your fly line and attach the leader or can you? This is where so many anglers fail. The process of...

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How to Cook Trout Fillets

Well you have bought the fly fishing gear you have the rod, reel, line and flies. You have gone out fishing and now have caught your trout, well done to you. Now you bring it home and wonder how do I cook this trout. Well search no further I have compiled a few...

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There is more to fishing than catching fish!

Fly fishing anglers around the world will be getting ready today to go out onto the water. It may be that they are going to their favorite river, lake or lough, or some may be going to the sea to fish for salt water species. Regardless of venue they all have one thing...

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Rainbow Trout Fly Fishing Tips

I have had loads of fun days chasing rainbows at my local still water fisheries.  Rainbow trout are mostly stocked fish from local fish farms and are feed on pellets etcetera, to bring them up to a decent fighting trout weight. Average weight would be a 1.5 pounds at...

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New Trout Fishing Season

Well winter is almost over and its time to get the tackle out from its winter hibernation for a good cleaning in preparation for the new trout fishing season. There are a few things that should be done each spring to ensure you tackle is on tip top condition before...

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Rods on Rivers Review

Have you ever thought about fishing a different river than your local fishery? I know I have and in fact I did and have fished a few rivers in the UK, Ireland and was lucky enough to get to fish the Yokanga river in Russia and maybe I will write another post on that...

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