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A Guides Day Off (What did you expect?)

A Guides Day Off (What did you expect?)

For most of the fly fishing season, I am busy delivering fly fishing lessons in the Peak District. Most of my fishing these days is for the Grayling during the winter as that’s when I finally get a bit of time off. Last week however I had a rare day off and went fishing of course! I fished on the lovely Derbyshire Wye, a limestone stream which is most famous for it’s wild population of rainbow trout.

Early Season River Fly Fishing Tips

Early Season River Fly Fishing Tips

As the season kicks off, we are all full of enthusiasm and pent up energy from a long Winter hibernation. Unfortunately, for those venturing out on the rivers, it’s more than likely conditions will be akin to Winter than Spring! That said there are some key hatches to watch out for and some old faithful patterns that will catch fish no matter what the weather! If you are wanting to brush up on your fly fishing this season then we are…

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5 Ideas To Improve Your Fly Fishing In 2013

5 Ideas To Improve Your Fly Fishing In 2013

Happy new year all! I have put together five ideas below of how we could think about improving our fly fishing skills in 2013. Experiment with leaders. Leaders can have a big impact on your casting and fly presentation. Trying different leader diameters, lengths and tippets will give you an idea of what suits you best. Video yourself. How do you know what your rod is actually doing? The only way you will know for sure is to have a…

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Fly Fishing Lessons & Tuition In The Derbyshire Peak District

Fly Fishing Lessons & Tuition In The Derbyshire Peak District

Peaks Fly Fishing are one of the largest and busiest full time fly fishing schools in the UK. We teach hundreds of people fly fishing skills each year! Fly fishing lessons are available on venues in and around the Derbyshire Peak District and we are lucky enough to own the fishing rights on our own private piece of river Derwent where you can learn and have the river all to yourself! Our Peak District locations are close to many major…

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Fly Fishing In The 3rd Dimension

Fly Fishing In The 3rd Dimension

It’s tempting when fly fishing to consider the river or lake as a flat plane, in other words to to concern yourself with aiming your fly at objects and areas of water you can see. This is fine for dry fly fishing but for sub-surface fishing is it equally important is to try and visualise what your fly is doing under the water and how deep in the water column it is fishing. Much of the food that trout consume…

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Fly Fishing Lessons In The Peak Dsitrict

Fly Fishing Lessons In The Peak Dsitrict

As well as our usual Peak District locations, we are now able to provide fly fishing lessons at the wonderful Ladybower reservoir in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Ladybower is one of the most stunning reservoirs in the UK.Your fly fishing lesson will learn more specific reservoir techniques to target the hard fighting rainbow and brown trout that are resident in these deep clear waters. Ladybower provides excellent dry fly fishing as well as more traditional techniques…

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Knots In Your Leader When Casting

Knots In Your Leader When Casting

Do you sometimes get lots of little knots in your leader when casting? We if you do, it’s often because you are casting with what is known as a tailing loop. With out going in to physics, tailing loops and the knots in your leader can often be formed because you are putting too much power into your cast or your application of power is jerky, uneven or you are using a throwing action.