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Best fishing bags for fly fishing

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Best fishing bags for fly fishing

16.01.2024

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to bags used by fly anglers the world over. There is a bag for every occasion and you may well need one or all of these on different fly fishing excursions. Read on to find out what each style of bag is used for and…
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What are the UK’s best competition fly fishing venues?

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What are the UK’s best competition fly fishing venues?

15.01.2024

Competition fly fishing in the UK is a vibrant and diverse scene for fiercely competitive and skilled fly fishermen, attracting anglers of advanced skill-level from across the United Kingdom. These competitions often take place in renowned fly fishing destinations, featuring events like the Airflo Open Championship and they encompass both…
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Best fly fishing destinations in the world

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Best fly fishing destinations in the world

15.01.2024

Fly fishing enthusiasts can seek out global destinations that offer abundant fish, breathtaking natural beauty, and unique cultural experiences. Here are some of the world’s top destinations for fly fishing, each offering its own unique appeal. South Island, New Zealand Image credit – Ronan Creane ( Fulling Mill ) Pristine…
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What is fly fishing?

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What is fly fishing?

15.01.2024

Unlike traditional fishing that relies on the weight or weight of the fishing lure to cast and pull the line from the reel, fly fishing uses a specialised, lightweight ‘fly’ as bait. The weight of the casting line itself is used to flex the rod and carries the fly to…
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The Evolution of Fly Line Materials: From Silk to Modern Synthetics

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The Evolution of Fly Line Materials: From Silk to Modern Synthetics

12.01.2024

Silk fly line Modern synthetic fly lines For those passionate about fly fishing, understanding the evolution of fly lines materials is not just a nod to history, but a way to appreciate the advancements that have shaped modern fly fishing. Fly lines have come a long way from their silk…
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Get to know the best fly line manufacturers in the world

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Get to know the best fly line manufacturers in the world

12.01.2024

Overview of Rio Products Fly Lines Rio Products, specialising in fly lines, is a prominent name in the world of fly fishing. Known for their innovative designs and high-quality materials, Rio has established itself as a go-to brand for both amateur and professional anglers. Here’s an overview of what sets…
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Best Spinning Lures for Trout? – 2024

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Best Spinning Lures for Trout? – 2024

05.01.2024

  If there was just one style of lure for Trout spinning, it would be a lot easier for us all “the anglers” to shop for. In the UK especially, we seem to have a huge selection of lures in many different styles that spin, wobble, sink, float and even hum…
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Fly Line Sink Rate Guide (includes table)

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Fly Line Sink Rate Guide (includes table)

06.12.2023

Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the correct fly line density. Fly density rates – comparison table Type Rating Use Case Floating Sits on the water surface Best allround line, beginners or specifically dry fly fishing Hover 0.5 inches per second Wary fish! can be used close to…
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Best Fly Line Buying Guide

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Best Fly Line Buying Guide

06.12.2023

There’s 3 main components that make up a fly fishing outfit – a rod, reel and fly line. In our opinion the fly line is the main consideration after the rod, matching the correct fly line to your rod will make casting a pleasure. But beware! You can have the…
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Are Fly Fishing Reel Drags Reversible? (examples below)

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Are Fly Fishing Reel Drags Reversible? (examples below)

02.10.2023

Yes, many modern fly fishing reels are designed to be ambidextrous with reversible drag systems. This means that you can change the drag direction to accommodate either left-hand or right-hand retrieve, depending on your preference. While the exact method can vary slightly depending on the manufacturer and model of the…
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Choosing A Trout Fly Rod – The Ultimate Guide

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Choosing A Trout Fly Rod – The Ultimate Guide

15.06.2023

When it comes to trout fly fishing, choosing the right rod is crucial for your success and enjoyment on the water. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect trout fly rod that suits your needs. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll dive into the…
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Streamer Fishing For Trout

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Streamer Fishing For Trout

22.07.2022

What is streamer fishing? Here in the UK people think of streamer fishing as either a last chance method or a lazy cast out and let the fly swing around in the current style using still water flies – which is very far from the truth! In fact, using streamers…
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