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Fly Fishing For Early Season Trout – How To Catch Them

Fly Fishing For Early Season Trout – How To Catch Them

  Article notes: Applies to fly fishing in rain-fed rivers in the UK. Introduction River trout anglers rejoice that February is a short month. Once March arrives it means only a few weeks until the river trout season is open for most of the country (unless you are lucky enough to be fishing in Wales and get an earlier start date). It can feel like a long wait since October and as the season gets nearer, anglers will be itching…

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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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River Water Craft – Fly Fishing Coloured Water

River Water Craft – Fly Fishing Coloured Water

A big mistake made by fly fishing beginners on rivers is not fishing coloured water. After a spell of heavy rain, a rain-fed river will colour up (normally brown) as silt is washed through by the extra water. In these conditions, it’s easy to be put off – how an earth will any fish see my fly and feed in those conditions you may be thinking? Well, stop right there! Coloured water can produce some of the best days fishing…

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Get The Gift Of Fly Fishing This Christmas!

Get The Gift Of Fly Fishing This Christmas!

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River Water Craft – Slow Water

River Water Craft – Slow Water

Rivers, of course, are moving water. You may, however, come across sections with almost canal like quality. These slow moving sections can often have a silt bottom as the slow water allows waterborne silt to fall to the stream bed. You will often see fish rising in these sections as the slow current means easy pickings for the fish. Many beginners get drawn to these parts of the river, attracted by the rising fish only to be frustrated at the…

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River Water Craft – The Back Eddy

River Water Craft – The Back Eddy

An eddy is a reverse piece of current in a river. It will look like a whirlpool compared to the main flow of water. it can often occur downstream of an object such as a rock or towards the edges of rivers. An eddy can also be formed when a large volume of fast water is injected into a river such as when a sluice gate has been opened or a fast stream enters the river. In all my years…

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River Water Craft – Riffles

River Water Craft – Riffles

The riffle is one of the easiest places to catch a fish in a river. A riffle (see photo) can be best described as a fast-moving piece of turbulent water that is normally found at the head of a pool or glide. Riffles often increase in depth, gradually getting deeper until the water turns in to the pool or glide. There are a few reasons why rifles are great places to fish. Firstly, they are turbulent meaning the fish cannot…

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Give The Gift Of Fly Fishing – Up To 30% Off

Give The Gift Of Fly Fishing – Up To 30% Off

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