Olives rule the start of the season

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Dry fly at this time of year ! ? ! Why not, the hardy Olive is the star of this time of year, even on those cold wet days it will be hatching off. The trout know it and are looking up, so the right fly in the right place can bring them up from know where. Tie and try my Hivis Olive : Thread I now use white nano thread all the time, very strong and thin it came be colo...
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Girl On Girl Action

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Girl On Girl Action is a new Killing articulated fly out of Tim Leech's Stable. This killing fly was developed out of Kelly Galloup's Stacked Blond. Tim added a Redhead in front and articulated the fly to proved plenty of movement and the Girl on Girl Action was born. A proven big fish killer, a go to fly when you need to provide a little bit of shock and awe to get a react...
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Tim’s TV Fly flyfishingpodcast.com

TV Jig
Tim's TV Fly flyfishingpodcast.com A Variant of John Barr's Tung Teaser what a fly! The Jig hook tying of this killing fly Also. Tim passes on his tip on a cheep UV glue. Jigs are killing flies for getting down to the river bead and inducing a tack with the vertical rise or bounce techniques,grayling love them as well as trout. Again life is to short to give you non produc...
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New split-cane Bob Nunley blank from R. Chapman & Co

The big news from me is that I’ve picked up my new split-cane Bob Nunley blank from R. Chapman & Co, and used it to put together a brand new six-foot rod, which can handle my quick flies and very long tippets. Since so many fishing tackle shops have ceased to exist, it’s very difficult to find rod wings or a real seat, never mind a handle, so I was glad to track down the ...
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What a fly ! YES WHAT A FLY!

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  What a fly ! YES WHAT A FLY! We chase the panacea all our lives, and sometimes we come near. Fishing is about consistency: we go fishing to catch fish. Don't believe people who say they just go to cast a line, be out in the open air, and seek solace in fishing; getting skunked is getting skunked, and fishing is about catching fish. And to hook-up regularly, one ne...
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Coping with coloured high water

  It is possible to catch fish in very coloured water. Think fish, and you’ll catch fish. Don’t be a one-trick pony - learn to fish with different tactics. Where to fish: Look for ares of slack water, colour change, places where you know the bed of the river dips, deep pools and undercut banks. How to fish: Slow things down as much as possible. Keep in touch or use ...
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Rain Rain Rain

The current rain has long been needed. However, its late arrival does make one wonder whether winter is still the best time to allow river extraction. The past winter was so mild that weed growth and filamentous algae have remained present well into this season. The development of such high algae levels is very worrying for the aqueous environment. The algae covers the river be...
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What a start to a new season! Micro dries have reigned supreme.

    What a start to a new season! Micro dries have reigned supreme. My Paintbrush Dun size 18 - 20, Koch hurl midge, grey CDC midges and Ed Engle’s Olive Biot Dun have all pulled fish. TMC 101 and 518 hooks - the latter is the world’s smalllest-eyed hook - have been hard to track down, but are worth the effort. The straight eye dramatically improves the num...
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