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The Importance of the right eye wear

One question I get asked a lot throughout the season when fishing from a drifting boat is how I manage to spot fish rising so well and be able to see my dry flies. There are lots of tips that help, spending time on the water and honing your peripheral vision is a big help. Once you get used to seeing any movement on the water you will be amazed how fast your fish spotting skills improve. When looking...

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Jim Crawford And Wullie Leach Have A Great Opening Day On The Lake Of Menteith

Wullie and I we were fortunate enough to get a boat on what is annually one of the hottest seats in the house for the start of the trout season in Scotland. An opening day boat on The Lake of Menteith. Great catching up with friends and the usual banter of the overwintered waist lines Lol. The Lake of Menteith at the end of each season stocks heavily, usually with large fish in the 3/5lb range and for me that’s the target...

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Gareth Dixon Picks His Top Ten Deadly Stillwater Trout Flies

Gazza Dixon is a former Brown bowl Champion multi caped Welsh international fly fisher and part of the hugely successful Welsh Hawks Fly Fishing team. He is also the head ranger at the Amazing Llyn Clywedog Trout Fishery and lives and breaths fishing. He is not only a very talented fly fisher but a great fly tyer and innovator he is always working on the next top pattern. Black and Gold Humongous If I could only fish one...

How to tie ‘The Fly Shop’s’ Candy Booby with Sunburst Straggle Throat

Description by Wayne Jones I am not sure where this come from Gareth Jones from Airflo I think. Its great addition to the candy booby and works really on the hang when fished on the top dropper. I can really see why this is so effective on the hang it just has lots going on. It is easy to see why so many competition anglers have these types of fly in their arsenal. You wont regret adding a few...

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Wayne Jones Picks His Top Ten Deadly Stillwater Trout Flies

Wayne Jones is a multi capped Welsh international fly angler and part of the very successful Welsh Hawks Fly Fishing Team. Wayne is also the founder and owner of the Fly Shop and found it very hard to pick just ten patterns, but these ten patterns have all caught lots of trout and had some great results in the competitions . Small Eyed Candy Floss Booby If I had to fish one fly on the large Reservoirs this would be...

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Alec Bowler Picks His Top Ten Deadly Small Stillwater Trout Flies

Top scottish small water competition Fly Angler Alec Bowler Picks His Top Ten Deadly Small Stillwater Trout Flies Hot head lurcher A versatile pattern which can be fished on a floating line with a slow figure of 8 or on a fast or slow glass depending on water depth. With the movement of the legs it works just as good under an indicator works best in coloured water. A versatile pattern which can be fished on a floating line with a slow...

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Jim Crawford Picks His Top Ten Deadly Stillwater Trout Flies

Jim Crawford is a top competition fly angler. He is part of the very successful Change FF fly fishing team. He has many achievements from winning the Bob Church classic to 3 team gold medals at the Anglian Water international Loch style team championship. Jim Crawford Picks His Top Ten Deadly Stillwater Trout Flies.

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Arden Pollock Picks His Top Ten Deadly Stillwater Trout Flies

2 time brown bowl winner and top fly fishing competition angler Arden pollock Picks His Top Ten Deadly Stillwater Trout Flies Yellowhead db - A great fly for the middle of the cast fished at all depths, but particularly good as part of a washing line set up on a midge tip either fished static or very slowly. This is one of the flies that helped clinch the brown bowl on Menteith.

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Russell Owen Picks His Top Ten Deadly Stillwater Trout Flies

Former World Champion Russell Owen and top Uk competition angler has picked his Top Ten Deadly Stillwater Trout Flies. Black Quill shuttlecock : This has to be my number one dry fly plain and simple if the fish are up in the water feeding on emerging insects of even the odd terrestrial fish love the way this pattern presents itself half in half out. I caught over 40 fish in one comp on Clywedog on this pattern last season

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OES Clywedog League R5 Report by Russ Owen

Having not been able to get out on the water since our Airflo Anglian qualifier a couple of weeks ago I was rather excited at the thought of 2 days on In form Clywedog with reports of big bags of fish being caught on dries over the last few weeks. Only for the weather to throw its usual spanner into the works a blustery wet weekend was forecast. Saturday I partnered up with fellow Flybox Welsh Hawks Gareth (Gus...

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