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What Features Do You Look For In A Trout Fishing Reel?

For Trout fly fishing there are a few things to look for in a good fly reel, there are different types of fly reels, from traditional arbour type with a click pawl or spring drag which is a simple cog mechanism which alters the amount of pressure on  the line. Often there is little …

A History of Trout Fly Fishing

Trout Fly Fishing – Part Of An Ancient & Historic Sport
Since A Treatise of Fysshynge with an Angle in 1496 by Dame Juliana Berners we have been writing about the hunting fish through fly fishing techniques. Trout fly fishing particularly grew dramatically with the Victorians and through the 1800’s when Trout were transferred as …

Selecting Brown Trout Flies

Brown Trout are generally looking for flies that are imitative of the natural food found in their environment, it may be a Blue Winged Olive, Caddis, shrimp or Rhyacophila nymph that look similar i.e. they are imitative or exact imitative of the natural bugs in the water. With imitative flies they look similar to …

Upstream Nymphing – Improve Your Technique!

What Is Upstream Nymphing?
Simply put, Upstream Nymphing is casting against the current, so that your fly drifts back towards you, in to the waiting mouths of your esteemed quarry.
Why?
There are a few reasons, to be honest:

Approaching from downstream, with the current taking some of the noise (or vibration) and sediment that you kick …