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Mini Streamers - Bigger Fish?

Mini Streamers A streamer is a lure which usually represents a minnow/fry, which are present in both rivers and stillwaters from July/August onward. They particularly come into their own for rivers in September, and for stillwaters from September to December. To a trout, these patterns seem very much alive when any action is imparted to them - therefore these are fished quite actively (try twitching them down and across through any deep holes!). These Streamers are tied to represent small fry. They are tied sparsely and measure only 3.5 cm in length, so accurately mimic the size and form of minnows/fry. Another advantage to these streamers (with their small profile and light weight) is that they can be fished on lighter rods (2# to 4#)...

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Updated Scuds - Grayling Colours

Updated Scuds Due to the success of the scud selection, we re-ordered them and now have them back in stock and in updated colours (we thought the other were all too similar colours, so now we have updated the selection to include some sweets for the Grayling in your life - Get ready for Grayling early this year. These flies are tied with either an olive or grey hare dubbing and segmented bead bodies, then a clear UV shell is applied, making them virtually indestructible! These scuds are specifically designed for UK rivers and are uncanny imitations of the natural invertebrates found throughout the UK. We present to you this selection of 8 Scuds, four different patterns, two of each, in size 14....

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Psycho Rhyaco's

Psycho Rhyaco's Rhyacophila are Caddis larvae - found in virtually all flowing water in the UK. It’s a "Caseless Caddis" - meaning it doesn’t build itself a case from the river bed. Very similar in style, size and form to a shrimp/scud these Caddis prefer shallow riffles and often get caught up in currents, making them easy pickings for Trout & Grayling. With the help of Stan (of Ceramic Flies) we have created this selection of Barbless Rhyacophila Larvae which should be one of your first patterns to use when searching a river. These flies have segmented bead bodies and tied with black dubbing heads (just like the real thing), then a coloured UV shell is applied, making them virtually indestructible! These rhyacophila...

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Daddies & Hoppers

September Special Offer Daddies & Hoppers Be it Rivers or Stillwaters - This time of year (September) is the prime month for these larger terrestrials. Daddy Long Legs: Generally seen from August through to October, they hatch in the ground on cool humid mornings. It pay to fish these when the wind is blowing, the daddy long legs is not good at flying and are always blown onto the water. The legs on these flies seem to act as a trigger to the fish (especially when twitched).  Hoppers: Really productive flies throughout the UK and equally effective in both rivers & stillwaters. Hoppers are generally fished as you would a dry fly, or as a point fly in a team of buzzers.  Don't forget to use a slightly heavier...

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August Tactics

August Tactics Midges & Sedges Fly fishing in August can be very challenging on both Rivers and Stillwaters. In order to get the best out of your session, it pays to be prepared. Often fishing in the early morning will be more productive than during the day when the sun is at its peak. TOP TIP: Check the cobwebs on your walk to the water, that will usually show you what is hatching and give you a good size guide. With the weather so far this month being quite variable (have we had any sun yet?), the one consolation for us here in the south-west, is that the rivers are being topped up and at least we have some flow on them. The downside...

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