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Now You’ve Got It, Make The Most Of It!

Now You’ve Got It, Make The Most Of It!

As you sit down to read this fisheries, rivers and streams are now open and fishing is well and truly underway.

Across the country ( not every country, granted, all the big and small waters will have opened their doors to the fly fishing public, the flora along the riverbanks are in bloom and there are flies coming off the water, it’s enough to make an angler burst into song!

We are very, very lucky in this country and yet we really don’t realise it. There are so many fly fishing opportunities out there we just need to be willing to go out there and find them, now more than ever you should realise that!

There’s a near limitless supply of hill lochs and tarns that hardly see an angler from one season to the next, all of which are literally teaming with little, and sometimes not so little, brown trout.

Rivers abound, and before anyone says anything, not all of them are private syndicate waters. If you want good river fishing it’s usually available, just do little bit of homework, all manner of fishing can be found on the web. 

 

Nothing more satisfying than seeing a fish safely netted!

It’s all too easy to become stuck in rut as an angler but now, after being cooped up for nearly two months, you may realise just what you have out there and feel the need to expand your horizons!

Fishing at the same still water every weekend will give you the chance to learn it’s moods and how it fishes throughout the year. This is all very well if you want to be the best angler on the water, and some do, but could you enjoy the same success on another water?

Realistically, if you want to grow and increase your knowledge, you need to spread your wings a bit.

I urge you to make the most of what we’ve got in this country and while you’re at it, why not take a youngster along with you. Hopefully, they’ll appreciate what it has to offer too, the sport ceratinly needs newcomers, any new comers will do!

 

Much love people!

How To Tie A Peeping Caddis (in 5 easy steps)

How To Tie A Peeping Caddis (in 5 easy steps)

The Peeping Caddis is a fly that works the world over, here I show you how to tie it in just a few easy steps.

You’ll need:

Hook: Longshank barbless

Bead: 3.5mm black tungsten

Thread: Chartreuse and black

Legs: Dark partridge feather

Body: Natural dubbing, ( this is a dark home-made mix)

 

Step 1.

Place a the bead, 3.5mm tungsten on this one, onto a long shank hook.

Run on tying thread, this is chartreuse, other good colours are white, red and peach, create a pronounced bump at the rear.

 

Step 2.

Attach a dark partridge (or natural) feather by the tips behind the bump, curve of the feather facing out over the bend of the hook, trim the tips away.

 

Step 3.

Wind the hackle around the hook shank several times creating the funnel of legs over the bump. Trim the waste and tidy the body with tread wraps and tie off.

Step 4.

Now tie  on the dark thread, black here, and cover up some of the chartreuse.

Create an even dubbing rope.

 

 

Step 5. 

 Wind down from the bead end to the end of the shank and then back up to finish behind the bead, so that you have two layers of dubbing, the fly is more durable.

You should have created a nice and even body, now tie off behind the bead and check out your cool creation!

 

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