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5 Unique Stillwater Flies & How To Fish Them

5 Unique Stillwater Flies & How To Fish Them

In a way, a lake offers a little more scope for experimenting with fly presentation. Here are 5 unique ways you can fish a still water & the flies to use. Popper Hopper The popper hopper is one of our most successful fly patterns. Designed for reservoirs where the wind whips up a ripple, the bright yellow foam post is visible in even the filthiest conditions. The foam post also keeps the fly afloat on even the most choppy days….

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Key Hatches For April – Infographic

Key Hatches For April – Infographic

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Fly Fishing The Peak District – Infographic For Visitors

Fly Fishing The Peak District – Infographic For Visitors

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Best Trout Flies For March – The Large Dark Olive

Best Trout Flies For March – The Large Dark Olive

With the blizzard I can see out of my windows who knows what the start of the fly fishing season will hold! In this series I am going to run down some of the best trout flies for March. Fly fishing in March can be more akin to Winter than Spring but we always brave the weather and get out there! Here’s my best trout flies for March and some of the most common hatches starting with the Large Dark…

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Fly Fishing For Early Season Trout – How To Catch Them

Fly Fishing For Early Season Trout – How To Catch Them

  Article notes: Applies to fly fishing in rain-fed rivers in the UK. Introduction River trout anglers rejoice that February is a short month. Once March arrives it means only a few weeks until the river trout season is open for most of the country (unless you are lucky enough to be fishing in Wales and get an earlier start date). It can feel like a long wait since October and as the season gets nearer, anglers will be itching…

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Midges And Small Still Water Fly Fishing In Winter

Midges And Small Still Water Fly Fishing In Winter

As many of the larger reservoirs close their doors to trout anglers over the winter, small still waters, which largely remain open become the focus for the still water fly angler. These small still waters can provide some fantastic fishing over the winter months but you may need to change your approach to maximise success. Fly choice – My own personal preference is to fish buzzers, midges, and bloodworm patterns through winter as this is about the only reliable hatch…

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