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Prospecting On The Seam

Prospecting On The Seam

Whilst many anglers enjoy dry fly fishing, my favourite style of fly fishing is prospecting with a nymph. When dry fly fishing to rising fish, you already know where the fish are – you can see them. When you are prospecting with a nymph, you have no indicators as to where the fish are. This is rewarding as you have to try and read the river to work out likely lies and present the nymph or wet fly at the appropriate depth. It is incredibly satisfying…

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5 Fly Fishing Tips For The New Season

5 Fly Fishing Tips For The New Season

So with just a few weeks to go until the river season begins we have a look at 5 ideas to get your season off to a flying start! 1> Be aware of the water temperature. Early season fishing can mean fishing with snow melt and cold air temperatures. Statistically we are more likely to have snow at Easter than Christmas. Trout are cold blooded and their body temperature is dependant on their environment. In cold water, their metabolism slows…

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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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5 River Nymph Fishing Tips

5 River Nymph Fishing Tips

5 River Nymphing Tips Nymph fishing on the river is a very productive method that requires skill and thought. Here’s a few tips to help improve your technique. 1> The end of your fly line must be floating as this is your bite indication. Apply some floatant such as Harkers Loop & Line to ensure your line is floating high in the water. 2> Strike at every unnatural movement in the fly line. Takes can be very subtle indeed so…

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