Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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…

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...

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...
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…

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.
'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…
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…
Teaching Fly Fishing

Teaching Fly Fishing

Published in: Members ArticlesTeaching Fly Fishing  Find an Instuctor Author Chris Hauge Teaching! I like to call it  "Loading the clients tool box up with casts that catch fish."  I teach a wide variety of client's in single and double handed fly casting. Clients vary from total beginners, intermediate casters, advanced casters, clients training to…
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…
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