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BEST STILLWATER FISHING FLIES FOR JANUARY

BEST STILLWATER FISHING FLIES FOR JANUARY

For many, January still water fly fishing will be small still waters. These tend to fish really well during the winter months. In terms of hatches, midges will come into their own during the Winter as a stable food source for cruising fish. During milder periods of the day, sporadic hatches of midges may bring fish up to the surface to feed or the fish may feed on the bloodworm larvae closer to the bottom. If the fish are up…

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BEST FISHING FLIES FOR JANUARY GRAYLING ON THE RIVER

BEST FISHING FLIES FOR JANUARY GRAYLING ON THE RIVER

On the river, through January the large dark olive will still be hatching sporadically providing some dry fly action. The ever-present shrimp and louse will also be available near the stream bed. Apart from sporadic rises on milder days, much of your fishing will be concentrated around the stream bed. A hard frost overnight can mean the Grayling will shoal in the pools, allowing for some cracking fishing! My key tip is to make sure you are fishing deep enough….

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5 Great Winter Flies For Small Stillwaters

5 Great Winter Flies For Small Stillwaters

Small still water often fish brilliantly during winter. Fish can be taken on a variety of flies from small imitations to big bright lures. The key to success during the winter months is often about finding the correct depth. Depth can be varied using combinations of leader length, weighted flies, retrieve speed and using sinking lines. Here are 5 great ideas for flies for using on small still waters this winter: Ressie Dink The Ressie Dink is a unique fly…

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Czech Nymphing – A Quick Beginners Guide

Czech Nymphing – A Quick Beginners Guide

What Is Czech Nymphing A Czech Nymph refers to two things, firstly it refers to the type of fly – A heavy fly, normally imitating caddis larvae or shrimp, tied on a curved hook (usually 8’s, 10’s or 12’s). And secondly, the term refers to the method of fishing. Czech nymphing utilises a very different technique from most other forms of fly fishing with a different casting technique and also a very different mindset. Czech nymphing is ALL about getting…

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Fly Fishing Podcast – Summer Nymphing

Fly Fishing Podcast – Summer Nymphing

In this episode, it’s the hottest day of the year and David retreats to the cool shade of the river to fish for Trout & Grayling. An unexpected overnight thunderstorm has coloured the river but will a trusty killer bug do the business? Check out the podcast here

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