The Game Fishers Diary

International Fly Tackle Dealer show opens in New Orleans

Fish&Fly Editor Paul Sharman is currently in New Orleans this week to attend AFFTA's trademark industry fly fishing show. Watch out for news from the floor appearing on our forum sites over the coming days and our social media pages...

Flextec Nomad Traveller Fly Rod 7 Piece

Having a fly rod that breaks down into 7 pieces is great for both travelling and to keep as a spare rod in the car for that unforseen fly fishing opportunity or as a back-up rod. With increasing blank technology and a wide range of pricing on fly rods, we look at a very affordable option from Flextec - their Nomad Traveller Fly Rod.

Carp on the Fly Features in US TV Show

Fly Fishing the World is a very popular fly fishing TV show that has been syndicated around the world. They are filming a brand new series right now with new host Conway Bowman, a fly fishing guide best know for his pioneering work in creating a catch and release fishery for mako sharks on fly gear out of San Diego, California.

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 38: The New Frontier

Throughout this series, I have tried to bring a glimpse of what is going on at the frontier of fly fishing for trout & grayling, though have not really explored other developments, such as fly fishing for other species and, notably, salt water. I do very little of the latter and there are far more experienced fly fishers in these areas to broadcast what is going on.

Where do Tarpon Spawn? The Mystery Continues…

Where tarpon spawn is still a mystery. Although we have a good indication that many tarpon spawn offshore in the Gulf of Mexico near the full and new moons in spring and summer, an exact location has yet to be determined.

Atlantic Salmon Trust to Share New Science at UK Seminars

Between September and the end of the year, the AST team will be updating their supporters in Northumberland, Northern Ireland and London with the results of the most exciting work in which the AST has ever been involved. New data about the lives of wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout at sea has now become available.

The Muddler Minnow and Lessons Learned in Fly Fishing

One of the greatest pleasures in my life is teaching people how to enjoy themselves. As a fly fishing and fly tying instructor I take folks out of their comfort zone.

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Can the Exe see a 64lb Salmon once more?

Netsmen who fish Devon's River Exe have agreed to a conservation deal aimed at restoring the stocks of what was one of England’s best salmon rivers. The river has long been a favourite for anglers but its most famous salmon was caught in the estuary by a netsman called Richard Voysey in 1924. It weighed 64 lb.