Fly Fishing Articles


The following article was submitted by Andrew Fielder I am going fishing today with my son. In my mind, this day has been planned for, dreamed of, worried about, and most of all, looked forward to, since he took his first faltering steps. Dad and his boy – going fly fishing together! I learned to

Where Anglers Are King

Article Kindly Submitted By John Morris A wise and erudite farmer once explained the art of weather forecasting in the area of northern England I’d just moved to. He pointed to Ingleborough, the highest of the peaks in the surrounding area, visible for miles and said: “If tha can see Ingleborough, it’s gonna rain; if

Competition Angling

Competitive angling seems to receive a fair amount of negative comment, as one acquaintance said ‘nothing but cheats and w*nkers, but competition anglers have revolutionised angling over the last decades. The serious competitive anglers in their search for an edge very often have devised techniques and tackle we now take for granted. The same competitors

Corrib On The Opening Day

Traditionally my trout season has always started in the middle of February, somewhere out West, originally I was taken over to Lough Conn, I drifted south, fishing Mask, and recently giving Corrib the benefit of my madness, for fly-fishing the Loughs in February’s chill does take a certain amount of something other than sane common

What About The Little Guy?

When out for a day on the Loughs, I am often surprised by the number of anglers that insist on fishing flies of size 8 or larger. These are usually bushy Bumbles, Dabblers, or winged wets, often heavily dressed. There are times when these flies work, other times they work very well, but if conditions