Fly Fishing the Mayfly Lifecycle

I got an E-mail recently from a Lady called Natalie at Barblessflies.co.uk - it contained the following infographic, a very detailed, informative piece on the lifecycle and stages of the Mayfly hatch. I thoroughly enjoyed the article, Natalie asked would I post it...

Braid or Mono

So, do I put braid or mono on my new spinning or multiplier reel?   It’s a constant topic of conversation I have with people, at the time of writing, im halfway through a switch on my penn surfblasters, One is 70lb spiderwire straight through, the other is 15lb suffix...

Solunar Theory! Yup, We’re going there!

Solunar Theory! Yup, We’re going there!

Fishing By Moon Phase: Can you Increase Your Catch? Please Note - this articles will be updated and will probably run into a very long, evolving post. The information on the subject is vast. Every fisherman dreams of a bigger catch! Is it possible to know beforehand...

Choosing A Fly Rod

Choosing A Fly Rod

  A Fly Rod is very much a personal thing. I have been trying to select a rod for myself for nymphing over the last few weeks and I have truly melted my head. The first and most obvious consideration is budget, how much you want to spend on a rod, this is often...

Reading the Water

Stream reading is a vital skill for prospecting, but you should approach a day of fishing with the philosophy that not all places in a stream hold trout, and others that may hold trout cannot be blind-fished easily. SOME WATER that is easily fished during a hatch is...

Switch Line Guide.

So a lot of people are asking me about Scandi, Skagit, Spey & Switch Lines, I thought i'd put together this page with tips, info, reviews and content blatantly stolen from other websites to help us all understand a little more about what exactly all this is about. The...

Do Fish Learn to avoid Flies & Lures

  Neil Wagener wrote an article in NZ Fisher #50. The basic premise of this article is that fish become conditioned to lures the more they see them and if they are hooked, landed and released during this process then the negative association is reinforced. The...

Hideaway Lakes

Please note, fishing at these lakes has ceased   2001 was an important year, we confirmed our first case of foot and mouth, we rejected the Niece treaty, and I left home for the first time to spread the wings. I didnt go far mind you, 30 odd miles south, to Co...

Barometric Pressure – A fishy myth or a an untapped resource?

I have heard and wondered about this subject for quite some time, some people pass it off as folly, some observe and study, and at the right times scurry to water based on their findings. Whatever your opinion, here's an article which believes that BP has a...