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Which Fly Rod Should I Choose?

Which Fly Rod Should I Choose?

The fly rod is likely to be an angler’s biggest investment in terms of tackle. A fly rod is a tool which needs to do a specific job. Which fly rod you choose will come down to a number of factors. Feel, cost and looks will all factor in your decision. As a fly fishing coach I have lots of fly rods surrounding me here in my office. In the wicker basket next to me there is one that cost…

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Which Fly Fishing Line Should You Choose?

Which Fly Fishing Line Should You Choose?

Line weights and matching the rods. The main difference between fly fishing tackle and any other type of fishing is the line. The fly line is a thick plastic line with a strong braid core. The purpose of the fly line is to give the angler casting weight. In other types of fishing, the casting weight is provided by a weight on the end of the line such as a piece of lead. In fly fishing there is no weight…

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Fly Fishing Lessons – Up To 30% Off In Our Big Summer Sale

Fly Fishing Lessons – Up To 30% Off In Our Big Summer Sale

If you are looking for fly fishing lessons then now’s a great time to get it booked. We have up to 30% off our fly fishing lessons in our huge summer sale. This discount is available to those looking to book fly fishing lessons for themselves or for those who wish to gift the gift of fly fishing to someone else with one of our fly fishing gift vouchers. FIND OUT MORE >> When buying a gift voucher for a…

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UK Saltwater Fly Fishing At Filey Brigg

UK Saltwater Fly Fishing At Filey Brigg

I’m on a mission to explore the East Coast of the UK with a fly rod this year. The last time I went to Filey Brigg was on holiday when I was about 6. This time I was back with my 9 weight outfit and some saltwater flies to try and see what fish were lurking around this rocky outcrop. I arrived at low tide, planning to fish the incoming tide, I started off on the South side of the…

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Saltwater Fly Fishing In The UK – A Quick Beginners Guide

Saltwater Fly Fishing In The UK – A Quick Beginners Guide

About Me: I’m a Field Cup winning saltwater fly angler & pro fly fishing guide. Ive also written some books, made some films and caught some fish! Introduction Saltwater fly fishing is a niche but growing area for fly fishing in the UK. For many people who’ve spent a lifetime chasing species such as Trout, it provides a natural progression and the excuse to absorb yourself in the beautiful coastline of the UK. Best of all it’s free fishing too!…

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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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