This year was the first year of The Scottish Fly Fair and here at Barbless Flies, we got the chance to take part as one of the Exhibitors at the event. The fly fishing fair had a fantastic atmosphere and it boasted some of the best tackle producers, fly tying brands, and fishing outfitters out there. There were some great casting demonstrations as well, all that and all under one roof. Did you have chance to catch us and have a chat about our barbless fishing flies?
How to fish Spiders Spiders (or Soft Hackle) flies are one of the most popular flies in rivers today, and for good reason. They are very easy to fish and a really effective method at the beginning of the trout season! Usually fished in a team of either 2 or 3, and sometimes even 4. They are a great searching technique, especially in the early season when the rivers can be higher than normal and there are no obvious hatches.
Did you attend this year’s BFFI (British Fly Fair International) exhibition? Thinking about attending next year’s show already? Whether you’re a business within the fly fishing and fly tying industry or you’re passionate about fly fishing in your spare time, you’re probably already aware of the BFFI fly fair. Barbless Flies were at this year’s show and we absolutely loved it! So we thought we’d create a roundup of what all the other exhibitors thought of the show as well.
Did you know that the grayling is called the ‘Lady of the Stream’? With those distinct markings on the dorsal fin and a blush of golds, blues and pinks on their heads, it’s no wonder why grayling fish were coined this term. We’ve got the perfect infographic to guide you through the grayling fishing season and everything you need to know.
The Grayling - the most wonderful of game fish, well that's my thoughts on them. I love fishing for Grayling and really look forward to the close season for Brown Trout and the anticipation of hunting for Grayling in the colder weather. So where do we start with this?