Fly Fishing Articles

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

Catch More Trout, Don’t Flog the Water!

How many times have you spent the day at a small stillwater fishery enjoying good sport during the morning, only to struggle during the second half of the day? More often than not this is due to trout shying away from an increasing bombardment of flies and more importantly fly lines, but this need not

The GH Flick Buzzer

It was during a hatch of Chironomids that I noticed the action in this buzzer which was quite amazing considering that it was just sat there in the surface film, "Static, Flick, Pause, Flick, Flick, Static". I tie by standard 'Decent' flies, tongue in cheek, but one that comes to life, surely not!! Here is

GH Sedge Emergers

Sedges can be encountered throughout the year in various stages of development so they have to be very high on any discerning angler’s list of necessary patterns to copy to deceive the quarry species, be it Grayling or Trout. In the upper reaches of my home river the Dee in North Wales, Sedges hatch at