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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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Low Water Tactics

Sorry there's been no posts for a while (nearly a year)! We are making a concerted effort to now update the blog weekly with any tips and trick, adventures and products. Here goes with the first one: On my local small stream, it's been quite hard fishing of late, especially with the low water levels we are seeing in the South West. Even with the low levels I am still finding that when the fish playing hard to get, the "go to" tactic is the Duo method using our Dry Jig flies. Using this method I've caught in mornings, afternoons and evenings. I've been following these simple rules and it really has upped my success rate: DO NOT get into the water and...

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Small Steps ...

Fly fishing on a motorbike, got to be easy, right? Well that's what I intend to find out ... Over the next year I will be trying to complete as many fishing trips as possible on my motorbike (for you bike buffs out there it's a Kawasaki KLX 250). I'm hoping that this will teach me to travel light and really think about my fishing before I set foot on the bank, so I only take what I think I will need. So. Here's the bike (all loaded up for the first trip): And here's whats in the tail pack: I eventually decided on packing: Waders Boots Small chest pack (looking back, a lanyard would have been better) Travel rod...

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