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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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Streamers on rivers. Why still the taboo?

Streamers on rivers. Why still the taboo?

Fly fishing streamer patterns on rivers catches fish. In fact, it catches lots of fish. Big ones. In the states, streamer fishing is just fly fishing. There’s nothing deemed strange or naughty about it. In the UK things are different and fly fishing streamers on rivers still carries a taboo. Streamers are for reservoirs, it’s cheating, it’s not fly fishing, it’s too easy are some of the common retorts. Well, I love it. I love the aggression of the takes,…

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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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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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