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...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 13

Western European Leaders You will notice that I have persisted with the related subjects of presentation and take detection, and this piece pursues these further....

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 12: The Double Nymph Presentation

March Browns have appeared on almost every day I have been out lately on Eden. No matter what the farms seem to do to...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 11: Take Detection

I said that I would write a piece about the complicated subject of take detection when nymph fishing, particularly on rivers. This is also...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 10

Dead-drifting in the Spring After the floods that have characterised this winter, on every river I have fished, and the recent intensely cold nights, the...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 9

In several of the practice sessions for last year's European Championships in Norway, I spent quite a lot of time observing Iain Barr's presentation...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 8: The Switch Cast!

I said that I would go further into presentation, learning from times out there in Europe, particularly on the great rivers. This is the...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 7: Presentation Again!

There are so many angles to consider: so much to work out in order to put the fly where the fish is. This is what...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 6: Reading Waters

When I'm out there, assessing a section of water on river or lake, I'm always looking for signs, indicators, nuances of flow, features; anything...