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A Memory Of A Salmon

A Memory Of A Salmon

I caught my first sea fish at Whitby Harbour. I was a wee Sprat myself around ten years of age. I perched on an old camping chair at the edge of the harbour wielding an old fibreglass float rod which had been obtained for a very reasonable sum at my school car boot sale. The secret to my success lay in securing the kind advice of a learned local, who had taken to tutoring me in the art of angling…

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Day Ticket Fly Fishing In The Peak District

Day Ticket Fly Fishing In The Peak District

We provide fly fishing lessons in the Derbyshire Peak District. If you are already up and running and don’t need a lesson then here are some day ticket options for fly fishing in the Peak District. Much of the river fly fishing in the Peak District is run on a club membership basis however there are still some options available to suit all budgets for the visiting angler. River Day Ticket Fly Fishing In The Peak District Peak Passport The…

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Simple Guide To Fly Fishing Leaders

Simple Guide To Fly Fishing Leaders

Leaders are an area of confusion for many beginners. There are essentially two types of leader: Tapered leaders Tapered leaders are bought in a packet. They are a fixed length usually somewhere between seven and twelve feet in length. The most popular length is nine feet. As the name suggests, a tapered leader has a tapered diameter along the length of the leader. The end that connects to the line is thick and the leader gradually becomes thinner as it…

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Dry Fly Fishing On Rivers – A Beginners Guide

Dry Fly Fishing On Rivers – A Beginners Guide

For the purpose of this article, we will be discussing dry fly fishing for Trout on UK rivers. WHAT IS DRY FLY FISHING It seems like a simple question! In simple terms, a dry fly is a floating fly. When a fish takes the fly it rises to the surface,  the angler strikes to hook the fish upon observing the rise. A dry fly is a fly in which the dressing is designed to float truly on the surface of…

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Podcast Update / Announcement

Podcast Update / Announcement

Just a quick update to let you know I’ve just had some routine hernia surgery so I will be out of action until the new year. The podcast will be back on the river bank in January 2019. I wish you a very happy Christmas & New Year. Check out the podcast here