Fishing on the Frontier – Part 23

Dry Fly It strikes me that in all the trips to the river (almost daily for an hour or two) since some time in May;...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 22

Contrasts - Competition and Conservation In a rough and tumble, helter skelter spring with a fly rod; from deep cold to deep drought, to storms...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 21

Tactical While never happier than wading my river hunting for wild trout and grayling, I have to admit that much of this stems from my...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 20

Tactical Wading Part 3 River fly fishing, indeed all fly fishing, is mostly about presentation.  I know that flies are important - specific patterns; but...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 19

Tactical Wading continued....... At talks and presentations, or guided fishing, throughout last summer and this autumn, I have been asked more and more about this...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 18

Tactical Wading Having just given a CPPD presentation to the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) on nymph fishing, with particular regard to wading technique, I...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 17

The Washing Line Rig I promised to write up about the National Final on Bewl this weekend  with specific reference to the method and tactics...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 16

Micro Dry Fly - Presentation As with any approach, it is the presentation that counts. We are focused here on micro dry fly, partly because...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 15

Micro Dry Fly It is a somewhat surprising fact that few British anglers actually fish to the size of the flies they are imitating. Consider...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 14

Improved Take Detection I wrote before about sensitive take detection and its importance in hard fished waters where we have to present small, imitative nymphs...