A look at what’s hatching on the rivers this April & and some tips and tricks of how to catch those early season trout.
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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Some information for fly fishing beginners on terrestrial fly patterns and when to fish them.
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…
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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In this episode David experiments with a brand new fly pattern and fishes a static fly to midge sipping rainbows. It’s a cold winters day fly fishing at Barlow Trout Fishery in North Derbyshire but the fish still seem to be feeding! Check out the podcast here
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…