Thursday, September 20, 2018
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…
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…
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…
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…
'Pon my soul

Pon my soul: Fly fishing for whopping tarpon in the Florida Keys

Published in: Members Articles‘Pon my soul Initially fly fishing in Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago (my homeland) and other islands, introduced me to the splendor of Tarpon.  Tarpon are just so exhilarating, they’re extremely acrobatic and test your tackle, line and knots to the very limit. To coin a phrase “I was hooked” and after many…

How to Tie a Palomar Knot

The Palomar knot is very simple and perfect for tying on flies and hooks. It ranks alongside the Trilene knot as the strongest knot for attaching a fly to a tippet.
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