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4 Reasons You Should Start Tying Your Own Flies

4 Reasons You Should Start Tying Your Own Flies

Fly tying is great fun and the feeling of catching a fish on flies you have tied yourself is truly rewarding. There are some other benefits of tying your own flies too. Fly tying is great fun and the feeling of catching a fish on flies you have tied yourself is truly rewarding. There are some other benefits of tying your own flies too. You Will Learn So Much About Fishing When I was younger I thought I knew quite…

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Fly Tying Kits – Which One Is Right For You?

Fly Tying Kits – Which One Is Right For You?

If you are thinking of starting fly tying then there is a high chance you are thinking of starting with a kit. Fly tying kits are great because they normally have everything you need to get started. When you are a fly tying beginner,  you don’t know what you need until you need it! Within fly tying kits there is still a little bit of choice so I’ve run through the 3 most popular fly tying kits below. 1 –…

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5 Deadly Daddies & Hoppers For Autumn Still Waters

5 Deadly Daddies & Hoppers For Autumn Still Waters

As the leaves begin to turn and the temperature cools, rainbows will start to venture closer to the shore to pick of the Daddies & Hoppers blown on from the surrounding vegetation. Few rainbows can resist the temptation of a Daddy drifting in the surface film. Fly fishing on the surface through Autumn is very effective and is a worthwhile tactic even if there are no obvious rises.  Here are some deadly patterns to pull your string this Autumn  …

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Fly Tying For Beginners – Where To Start

Fly Tying For Beginners – Where To Start

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of catching a fish on a fly you have tied yourself. For a fly tying beginner, looking at all the vices, materials and tools on offer, it can be hard to decide where to start. This simple guide for fly tying for beginners, outlines some simple tips and help on where to start. Most people who are fly tying beginners will start with some sort of fly tying kit. There’s a good reason for…

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5 Superb Grayling Flies That Catch Fish

5 Superb Grayling Flies That Catch Fish

The end of the Trout season is now fast approaching but for those that enjoy fly fishing for Grayling, the best is yet to come! Autumn and Winter Grayling fishing is tremendous fun, wrapped up in the cold with a flask of hot soup and getting in to a few beautiful Grayling really is hard to beat. Grayling flies can cover dries, wets & nymphs but probably the best Grayling flies are those that get down deep. Whilst Grayling will…

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5 Essential Reservoir Dry Flies For Late Summer & Autumn Fishing

5 Essential Reservoir Dry Flies For Late Summer & Autumn Fishing

Dry fly fishing can be deadly through late Summer & Autumn as fish move out of their deep Summer lies to feed.  Too many reservoir anglers pull the same lures all year round and while lures will catch, late Summer & Autumn lends itself particularly well to dry fly fishing. Here are some killer patterns for fly fishing off the top in late Summer & Autumn. Daddy Pillar As summer just starts to cool Daddies will become superb patterns for fishing…

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Guide To Traditional Upstream Nymphing – In Particular Prospecting With A Nymph

Guide To Traditional Upstream Nymphing – In Particular Prospecting With A Nymph

I learned my craft on fast flowing sections of rainfed Peak District rivers. Traditional upstream nymphing is in my blood and is probably my favorite method of fly fishing my home rivers. Being able to read the river, understand where the fish will be, cast your nymph in the right spot, detect the take and strike into the fish is exciting and skillful. I enjoy all forms of fly fishing but upstream nymphing, in particular, will always be slightly more…

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