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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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The best fishing gloves – your ultimate guide

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The best fishing gloves – your ultimate guide

15.01.2024

Introduction to fishing gloves: A must-have comfort accessory for every angler Fishing is an adventure that combines skill, patience and having the right equipment. Among the essential list of gear for any angler enjoying the sport on colder days are fishing gloves. These gloves are not just about comfort; they…
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Essential Accessories for Your Fly Line: Enhancing Performance and Longevity

Essential Accessories for Your Fly Line: Enhancing Performance and Longevity

12.01.2024

As an integral part of your fly fishing gear, your fly lines deserves proper care and complementary accessories to enhance its performance and longevity. This article explores essential accessories that every angler should consider to maintain and maximise your fly line’s potential. Line Cleaners Regular cleaning of your fly line…
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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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Fly fishing rod materials – through the years

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Fly fishing rod materials – through the years

12.01.2024

The evolution of fishing rod materials is a fascinating journey through history, reflecting advancements in technology and changing angler preferences. Here’s an exploration of this evolution, from the early days of greenheart wood to the modern era of carbon fiber blanks. The Dawn of Angling: Greenheart Wood Rods (19th Century)…
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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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Sea Fishing Tripods – Your Ultimate Buying Guide

Sea Fishing Tripods – Your Ultimate Buying Guide

15.11.2023

A Sea Fishing Tripod or beach rest is an an essential piece of kit for any sea angler looking to go bait fishing from the shore. When sea fishing with bait an angler will need to have his beachcaster rod tip elevated so bite detection can be registered on 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 The Perfect Fly Reel – A Buyers Guide

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Choosing The Perfect Fly Reel – A Buyers Guide

19.06.2023

When it comes to fly fishing, the right fly reel can make all the difference in your angling experience. Fly reels not only store your fly line but also provide the necessary drag system to control the fight with the fish. In this comprehensive buying guide, we will explore the…
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