Fly fishing tips

Fly fishing tips and tricks covering the methods and techniques you need to learn to catch trout, grayling and pike on the fly on stillwaters and rivers in the UK.

How and why to fish wind lanes for trout

Wind lanes or scum lines are one of the most productive places to catch trout on lakes...

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How to fish the diawl bach for trout

The diawl bach fly, or little devil, is a great nymph pattern for trout. Here are nine...

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15 tips for fly fishing with boobies

Boobies are one of the main fly patterns favoured by the reservoir fly fisher. Here are...

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How to fish the klink and dink method

The klink and dink method, also known as the duo or New Zealand style, lets you fish an...

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How to fish an intermediate fly line

An intermediate fly line, slime line or fast glass, lets you fish your flies in the top...

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13 top tips for fishing for trout with a strike indicator

If you're fishing for pressured trout on small stillwaters few methods can beat the...

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How to fish the Humongous fly pattern for reservoir trout

The Humongous (or humungus) fly pattern is one of the most productive patterns for big...

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11 tips to help you catch more trout on nymphs

While there are many factors that help, the main tricks to catching more trout on...

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How to fish lures for trout

Lures are some of the best flies for rainbow trout in UK stillwaters. They're effective...

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How to French nymph for grayling

One of the best new additions to Corwen and District Angling Club's excellent junior...

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How to fly fish with droppers

Learn how to fly fish with droppers and you'll be able to use several flies at once,...

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14 tips to catch more trout on dry flies

Nothing beats catching trout on a dry fly. It's as exciting as it is frustrating and...

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10 tips for fly fishing in hot weather

Hot weather and fly fishing aren't a great combination, but it is possible to catch...

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How to fish snake flies for trout

Snake flies are very versatile lures for fly fishing for larger trout, whether fished...

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How to fish the washing line technique for stillwater trout

The washing line technique uses a dry fly to suspend a couple of buzzers just below the...

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How to fish spiders for trout and grayling

North Country spiders, or soft hackles, are some of the most effective wet fly patterns...

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Still water trout flies - how and when to fish them

How and when to fish some of the most popular flies for still water trout fishing in UK...

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How to land a fish on a fly rod

Hooking, playing and landing a fish on a fly rod takes a bit of practice, but it's easy...

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How to fish the FAB or foam arsed blob fly

The foam arsed blob or FAB is one of the most versatile stillwater fly patterns for...

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Winter fly fishing tips for stillwater trout

While some people talk of a season for stillwater fly fishing for trout, most fisheries...

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How to beat tail-nipping trout

Sometimes you'll get bites from tail nipping trout which grab the end of your fly but...

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How to fish the cat's whisker fly

The cat's whisker fly may no longer use cats' whiskers, but it's remained one of the...

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21 tips to improve your stillwater fly fishing

Want to catch more fish? Here are 21 stillwater fly fishing secrets and tips to help...

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How to fly fish in windy weather

Windy weather makes fly fishing very difficult, but it's also one of the most...

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How to fly fish with a strike indicator

A strike indicator, bung or sight bob can make it easier to keep your flies at the...

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Choosing pike fly fishing kit

Pike fly fishing is rapidly growing in popularity in the UK. Here's our guide to the...

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Fishing the squirmy wormy fly

Love it or hate it, the squirmy wormy fly pattern is a proven fish catcher on...

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How to fish nymphs for stillwater trout

Nymphs are a major source of food for stillwater trout and there are loads of trout...

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Choosing a fly reel

Fly reels are relatively simple bits of fly fishing gear and it's fairly easy to choose...

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How to clean your fly line

A clean fly line will make it easier to cast and shoot your fly line - it's easy to...

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Choosing fly fishing gear for kids

Here are some tips on choosing the best fly fishing gear for kids, based on our...

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How to fish cormorant flies

Cormorant flies are one of the most popular and effective trout flies for fishing UK...

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13 fly fishing flies for beginners

It's tricky to know which flies to pick when you're a beginner to fly fishing, but with...

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Essential fly fishing tackle for beginners

We take a look at the essential bits of fly fishing tackle beginners need to get...

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How to fish a sinking fly line

Sinking fly flines can get your flies down to the depth at which the fish are feeding....

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How to fish the blob fly

The blob fly is divisive, but also very effective, which is why it's found in virtually...

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How to teach children to fly fish

Teaching children to fly fish isn't as hard as you think. Here are 15 things I've...

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How to catch trout during a mayfly hatch

Mayfly season might be known as duffer's fortnight, there's still skill involved to...

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How to catch trout during a Caenis hatch

Caenis are our smallest upwinged mayfly and aren't known as the Angler's Curse for...

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How to fish for trout in hot weather

Fishing for trout in hot weather is difficult but not impossible. Here's what you need...

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How to cast a pike fly

Want to get some expert tips on how to cast a pike fly and feel completely inadequate...

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How to catch an Arctic char

The Arctic char is one of the UK's rarest fish species, but it's still possible to...

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Leader and tippet explained

Leader and tippet can be confusing to the newcomer to fly fishing. Here are the basics...

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How to fish buzzers for trout

Learning how to fish buzzers for trout will mean you can catch fish any time, any...

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How to unhook a pike

Learning how to unhook a pike is the most important thing to do before you start pike...

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How to fish dry flies for trout on still waters

Fishing dry flies for trout on still waters is about as exciting as fly fishing gets....

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