Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Spider Fishing

Spider Fishing

Published in: Members ArticlesSpider fishing Spider fishing's tradition goes back century's.  The origins of the simple north country spider wet fly pattern – often referred to as the ‘soft hackle’ fly – can be traced back to early 19th Century Yorkshire, when descriptions appeared in an 1807 manuscript by Ilkley farmer John Swarbrick.  But it…
Fishing the Blackwater

Fishing the Blackwater

Published in: Members ArticlesFishing the Blackwater When I finally convinced my wife to move to the country it was incredibly difficult to keep myself from jumping for joy, not at the prospect of peace and quiet nor the thought of building a new house, but because I was about to pull off the masterplan!  We…
The Davy Knot

The Davy Knot

Published in: Members ArticlesHow to tie the Davy knot The Davy knot was created by Davy Wotton and boast an extreamly high breaking strength. It is used for tying the fly onto the leader and it is much smaller than most other knots so it does not impede the action of the fly as it…
The Roll-Cast Pick-Up

The Roll-Cast Pick-Up

Published in: Members ArticlesThe Roll-Cast Pick-UP When visiting stillwaters, I quite often see beginners retrieving far too much fly line through the rod tip. This invariably results in far too many false casts to try and get a sufficient amount of fly line back out through the rod tip rod to load and deliver the…
Traumatised By Tailing Loops?

Traumatised By Tailing Loops?

Published in: Members ArticlesTraumatised By Tailing Loops? Often wrongly referred to as wind knots in the leader, tailing loops are a common problem that affect many anglers as they progress from beginner to intermediate.  A tailing loop is where the top of the fly line crosses the bottom of it twice when casting, resulting in…

River Roach Obsession

I am totally crazy, gaga, mad for river roach and I’m not alone. Recent surveys have shown that a two-pound river roach...

Circle Hooks Reconsidered

The use of circle hooks for pike fishing.

It’s Pike Red Alert Time Again

My very first cast into Ireland’s massive lough Erne landed me a twenty-five-pound pike. That was two decades ago and despite endless...
King Salmon

Getting it Down, Sinking The Fly

What I am going to propose to the readers here may or may not be a new concept to you. You may have read...
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