Fulling Mill’s US Technical Manager, Eric Kelley, recently returned to fly fish one of the greatest, gin clear chalk streams, the UK has to offer, the Itchen! “October. Oranges, yellows, and reds. Intermittent cloud cover and rays of sunshine through the trees. The smell of limestone is a familiar one to me as is the sight of willow trees and their almost depressive looking limbs, sagging towards the vibrant green grass below, I must be on the … Read More River Itchen Madness!
It’s been a few years since I have floated the Colorado so was excited to get an afternoon on the river with Andrew Petersen and a couple of his guides from The Colorado Angler. I had previously floated with Andrew and he is one of the nicest guys to spend time on the river with. A beautiful day although gusty had most of us fishing a hopper with a rubber legs underneath and a nymph … Read More Floating the Colorado River
Photographer Shawn Hayes-Costello out fishing for native brookies with guide John DeMasi, in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. “Spotted from the road side, a pond in the valley, it looked perfect for the Native Brook Trout that reside in the Green Mountains of Vermont. John and I watched the still water for a bit hoping to catch a glimpse of any rises breaking the surface but to no avail. The decision was made that … Read More Kelley Stand’s Native Brookies
The 2017 summer in the NE, for the most part has been a very productive one for the trout angler. Decent water tables and stretches of cool spells have kept the water temps in a comfortable range for trouty friends. There’s a couple of easy things to keep in mind if you want to have a productive day on a trout stream during the summer heat, we’ll touch base on these in this post. A … Read More Beating the heat
Temperatures are rising and the fish are going deep, what you need is a different approach to get down to where the fish are! Denis Isbister from Wild Fish Wild Places is not letting a heatwave stop him catching fish. In this video he shares a technique with us which will allow you to get the flies down 16 – 18 feet to where the fish are sitting when it’s hot. You can increase your … Read More Going deep!