Friday, October 19, 2018

Getting Hooked on Fishing Hooks

Cosimo Raia contacted us from Italy recently looking for sources of vintage salmon flies and salmon hooks of the Victorian era and early 20th...

New Season! Just In! Everything on this rail £5!

And we're off! Two days into the new fishing season and fish are already falling for a hawthorn in some of the heaviest hatches of...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 12: The Double Nymph Presentation

March Browns have appeared on almost every day I have been out lately on Eden. No matter what the farms seem to do to...

Six Go Mad in Iceland

It was just last week that six of us, Geoff Maynard (above) Pete Henton, Stuart Tod, Brian Havell, Jason Lacny and I discovered what it...

Obsession; A Novice's Tale of Florida Redfish

When Warren Crame finally succumbed to trying his hand at fly fishing for the redfish in Florida's famous Mosquito Lagoon, little did he know that he was about to become just another victim to the obsession that captures us all.
The falls at Westerdale and the Millstream on beat eight of the River Thurso

William Dunbar (1815 – 1879)

By Malcolm Dutchman-Smith In the course of the present century the name of Eddie McCarthy has become synonymous with the River Thurso so much so...

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?

Hotshot Steelhead

Join ‘Hotshot’ Geoff Maynard as he heads to the Pacific West Coast of the USA in search of steelhead.

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 4

Stealing the angle As with so much in fly fishing, it is largely a matter of finding the right angle on the fish, particularly in...

Fall Fever on the Ponoi

Frontiers report from the Ponoi as the end of the season is in sight.
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