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Fly Fishing Static Flies On Small Winter Still Waters

Fly Fishing Static Flies On Small Winter Still Waters

As the weather cools many larger reservoirs close their doors to concentrate on maintenance work. This leaves the still water angler with the option of fishing smaller venues through the Winter months. Luckily, these smaller shallow lakes can produce their best fishing in cooler climates. Their shallow waters which, during summer, can be depleted in oxygen and provide less than ideal temperatures for Trout, often flourish. You will need to consider a different approach however. Most of the time in…

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Midges And Small Still Water Fly Fishing In Winter

Midges And Small Still Water Fly Fishing In Winter

As many of the larger reservoirs close their doors to trout anglers over the winter, small still waters, which largely remain open become the focus for the still water fly angler. These small still waters can provide some fantastic fishing over the winter months but you may need to change your approach to maximise success. Fly choice – My own personal preference is to fish buzzers, midges, and bloodworm patterns through winter as this is about the only reliable hatch…

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Fly Fishing Midge Imitations On Rivers

Fly Fishing Midge Imitations On Rivers

Midges are a huge part of the trout diet simply because they are present in nearly all rivers and lakes throughout the year. Moreover they are the only aquatic fly that will hatch pretty much every day of the year. Midges are frequently used in in still water fly fishing, in the UK we often refer to the midge pupa fly as a buzzer. In rivers however, they are used less frequently but they can be deadly when fished in…

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