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Guide To Traditional Upstream Nymphing – In Particular Prospecting With A Nymph

Guide To Traditional Upstream Nymphing – In Particular Prospecting With A Nymph

I learned my craft on fast flowing sections of rainfed Peak District rivers. Traditional upstream nymphing is in my blood and is probably my favorite method of fly fishing my home rivers. Being able to read the river, understand where the fish will be, cast your nymph in the right spot, detect the take and strike into the fish is exciting and skillful. I enjoy all forms of fly fishing but upstream nymphing, in particular, will always be slightly more…

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River Fly Fishing For Trout & Grayling – A Quick Beginners Guide

River Fly Fishing For Trout & Grayling – A Quick Beginners Guide

  If you are thinking of venturing out on to the rivers with your fly rod for the first time then this short primer should help answer some river fly fishing basics! When & Where Not all rivers contain trout and grayling so your first challenge is to find a river. You should have permission to fly fish and you need to make sure it contains a good head of trout and/or grayling. You may want to join a club…

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The Month Of Rising Fish & Garlic Whiffs

The Month Of Rising Fish & Garlic Whiffs

March often seems like a rehearsal for the months to come. A chance to have a few casts and meet up with old friends last seen at the close of the previous season. Now we are ready for the real deal! April should bring warmer weather and the fly life and fish will start to respond. The trout, who’s head has been down for months, will start to look up and tentatively rise at surface food however rises may still…

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5 Top River Fly Fishing Tips

5 Top River Fly Fishing Tips

1> Small & Dark If you are unsure what fly to use, try the small and dark rule. Most of the food that trout eat is small and dark so use small dark flies! Below are a couple of cracking small dark flies.     2> Make sure your leader is sinking When dry fly fishing, It’s vital your last bit of leader and tippet is sinking to disguise it, a leader floating on the surface film will definitely result…

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