Wednesday, November 22, 2017

James Chetham Black Gnat

Stephen Cheetham searches for his roots this month and comes up with a fly fishing ancestor that dates back to the late 16th century with a literary background and plenty of fishing tips and fly dressings!

Balmoral '50-pounder': the verdict

A fisherman catches a huge salmon, but there is no witness and no photograph and only a rough measurement taken of the fish's length against a rod. Coverage of the capture of 'the Balmoral 50-pounder' caught this June has since appeared in magazines from the Field to Trout and Salmon and the capture has been well documented and discussed on our own Fly Forums. But how does such a catch go down in the history books? And what was the final verdict of a man who lives and breathes the River Dee, Ken Reid, Fisheries Development Officer of The Dee District Salmon Fisheries Board?

Wonky Willows and Magnificent Mahogany Reredos

This next chunk of guff is being chucked up by a withered husk that has returned to chainsaw duties. Some of my meagre muscles...
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Hank Patterson & The Bait Fishers

"In this episode of The Reel Adventures, Hank teaches three bait fishers the difference betwixt flies, bait and lures. Snap It!"

The Arctic Experience

Some stunning fly fishing for Arctic brown trout and salmon in these films, via Arctic Silver Innovation.

5 Ways to Lose a Steelhead

The guys at Deneki Outdoors have "seen all sorts of creative approaches to losing fish" from their clients over the years apparently. In their blog they have come up with the "Top 5 Ways to Lose a Steelhead" in case you weren't sure!

What has happened to Norway's summer run?

As July merges into August, high summer into late-summer, a pattern has become established on Norway's sportfishing rivers. When a 2012 salmon is hooked it tends to be an older, bigger, river fish. Now, with the season ending two weeks tomorrow, from the Lakselva to the Orkla, the question is repeated: what has happened to Norway's summer run of medium sized salmon and grilse? And the newer, big fish, for that matter?

Secrets of the international fishing agent

Charlie White, director of fishing at Roxtons Fieldsports, talks to Fish and Fly about the 2012 prospects for Iceland, while giving a fascinating insight into the wider role and responsibilities of one of the UK's top destination sporting agencies. But first, with the Russian season already under way on the Varzuga and the other Kola rivers and Norway set to open on June 1st, we asked him about another great destination salmon country, Iceland:

The Sweet William Fly and Norman Greenwood

We anglers are some of the nicest, most helpful and cheeriest people you could ever wish to meet by the waterside. Well most of us anyway! Once in a while one person stands head and shoulders above us all. Sadly, a few years ago we lost that character.

Elements by Celestron – portable light, heat and power!

What they say With Celestron Elements by your side, you’ll never get caught without light, heat, or power again. These tough, rechargeable, multi-function tools provide...
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