The Fieldsports Channel visits the Arundell Arms in Devon and has a go at catching what they dub the "Clotted Cream MacNab" of a salmon, sea trout, brown trout and a bass on the fly.
Damsel flies usually appear between May to August when the nymphs can often provoke a rise as they swim towards any bank side vegetation to emerge as an adult. During the early part of the season the immature nymphs will be deeper in the water amongst the weed, well camouflaged from their predators. This is where the addition of a gold bead helps to get the fly a bit deeper and the glint of the gold head can act as an attractor.
Mark Richens just bought legendary rodmaker Thomas & Thomas, rescuing it from what has been a fairly public decline. But with a background in successfully managing start-ups, an appreciation for the importance of keeping the racks full, and a hearty sense of the company's history, the future is obviously bright.
Check out this very nice-looking trailer for a fly fishing video shot in Patagonian Chile by a local fly fishing guide named Martin Aylwin and cameraman Christian Copaja. He only planned to make a promo video originally for his guiding service but I think this shows promise for bigger things to come.
Allen Fly Co are currently running a pre-Summer sale on their original Alpha series fly reels with nearly 50% off current prices. Well worth a look! With sizes from 3/4 to 9/10 there is sure to be one or more to suit your needs.
The largest ever initiative to remove breeding American mink from north Scotland is now underway reports the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
Ranger Andrew Scott was top rod at a national competition last weekend, helping his Northumbrian Water team to another top three finish.
The Hardy Sintrix ranges of fly rods for freshwater (Zenith) and saltwater (Proaxis) are now fully available from Sportfish. There are also several other exciting new products worth checking out.
The Fish&Fly team recently had the chance to travel down to Timsbury in Hampshire to enjoy a days fishing on the River Test and carriers. Spring had sprung and the fish were on the Hawthorn Flies!
Gye nets are perfect for anglers on the move. Slip them over your shoulder and they are always at hand when you need them. Scottish manufacturer Fastnets are offering members some exclusive deals on both trout and salmon gye nets.