I'm fishing my local reservoir on Sunday from the bank and was wondering is it advisable to reduce my go to number of droppers to just the one given that the water clarity is better this time of year ?
Thanks for any advise given.
Aa the post asks do you use mud on the line and if so does it really make a difference to catch rates ? The reason I'm asking is I'm personally quite a lazy angler and although I carry a small tub of mud I very rarely use it in fact my leader was floating the other evening and the water...
Does anybody know where I can get some grey mink from please ?
Also can somebody advise what the best lure hooks are for tying minkies a friend of mine ties them and is asking me to find him some lure hooks in size 10 or even bigger that a 3.8mm gold bead will pass over the barb easily...
Just reading Dennis Moss above book for 2nd time and he has a few pages on the hooks opening and he advises using medium wire hooks for dry flys as opposed to fine wire so if I were to use B175's are these sufficient or am I over doing it ? If so what is he suggesting to use ?
I'm a relative newbie to the FDG but would like to take part in the competition can somebody point me in the right direction as to who I need to speak with please? That is if I have not already missed it ?
As the opening up of the reservoirs is almost upon us I'd like to ask at this time of the season what your approaches will be in terms of flies / line / leader lengths etc from both bank & boat ?
Also am I right I saying that so early in the year/ season that not too many of the fish...
I've just been tying some of the above in the black & green with leaded body or gold head beads as these are killers on my local small water. I've enough of the above for a few weeks now so was wondering if anybody has any variant patterns that work well that they'd share with me ...
Bit of a long shot here but my club has acquired a Stillwater that will allow boat fishing so I now need to buy my own lifejacket. I've been on e-bay and the likes but cant be bothered to wait to see if I have bid the highest. So back to the point of my post has anybody got a...
Can you please tell me your most successful comorant pattern ? I've tied them with a red tinsel body and silver body and as I've found them to be easy enough - given my limited tying ability, I'd just like some more ideas ?
For reservoir and smaller stillwaters.
As above is it safe to do so ? I keep seeing this in the magazines and think I'd have been better prepared if I'd worn my waders on a boat the last year when I fished through a downpour all day and my waterproofs trousers left me with a wet backside - not pleasant 😁
I've read a few...
Just looking for a bit of advise on tying blobs - can you crowd the hook too much or will the hook find the jaws of the fish if taken ?
I've just tied a few on B175 size 12 and although I myself can feel the hook, I cant see the hook on my tying but when I view the images on the net the...
Just looking for some advise or opinions - my Columbia waistcoat has served me well but I'm thinking and only thinking at this stage of treating myself for xmas to a new Simms waistcoat / vest for my bank fishing.
Does anybody have this waistcoat /vest and can you please advise if good...
Looking for some advise - I fished my local reservoir with a sink tip at the weekend from the bank with 12ft of flouro and a gold head minkie on the point and had 2 fish and a few pulls which came to nothing. My question is at this time of year is a sink tip better than a full floater...
Just back from a couple of hours on my local spring fed still water and my 2nd blank in a week.
Can I please ask - how do you catch fish on such waters as I'm kind of stumped at the minute. Is it lures is it dry fly even now as I did see fish rising ? Also what pound leader just not...