Fishing on the Frontier – Part 28

Spring Thoughts Having spent the weekend at the Spring show at Newark, meeting up with so many friends in this special introduction to the new...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 27

A Year to Remember 2009 might even be regarded as a vintage year, in my view. The bulk of my own fishing was on the...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 25

I have just returned from my best ever trip to the San, which is saying something, because I had thought some of my previous...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 26

San River Report 2009 I thought it best to update the Frontier series, appropriately, with the year’s San River report. It is very difficult to...

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 24

August’s Sleeping River Someone I bumped into in Appleby was asking me about where and how best to fish the Eden. My immediate reply was:...

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...