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mentieth trout caught on Masterclass fluorocarbon leader

The Benefits of Fluorocarbon Leader for Fly Fishing

Kevin Porteous19th September 2019

How to tie the Quill Jig Euro Nymph

Phillippa Hake14th September 2019
Scierra-Pairs-2019 Winner

Scierra Pairs 2019 Final Overview

Rob Edmunds10th September 2019
Fishing in Seychelles|Fishing in Seychelles|Fishing in Seychelles|Fishing in Seychelles|Fishing in Seychelles|Fishing in Seychelles

Fly Fishing in the Seychelles; Cosmoledo

Olly Thompson4th September 2019
salmon flies|salmon flies|salmon flies|chalkstream salmon flies||salmon flies for iceland|salmon flies for norway|best salmon flies

In My Fly Box: Salmon Flies by Alex Jardine

Alex Jardine22nd August 2019
Frewston Reservoir Phillippa Hake|Fewston Reservoir Trout|Fewston Reservoir Trout|Frewston Reservoir Phillippa Hake

Fly Fishing at Fewston Reservoir

Phillippa Hake15th August 2019
Converting Following Pike Into Takes|Converting Following Pike Into Takes|Converting Following Pike Into Takes|Converting Following Pike Into Takes

How To Convert Following Pike into Taking Fish

Paul Clydesdale14th August 2019
Fly Fishing For Predators|Fly Fishing For Predators|Fly Fishing For Predators|Fly Fishing For Predators|Fly Fishing For Predators|Pike FishFly Fishing For Predators|Fly Fishing For Predators|Fly Fishing For Predators

Fly Fishing for Predators – Choosing the Right Spots

Dougie Loughridge13th August 2019

Masterclass Fluorocarbon Impresses at Jurassic Lake

Denis Isbister12th August 2019
youth iternational fly fishing|youth iternational fly fishing

Youth International Fly Fishing

Harrison Douds5th August 2019
Brook Trout|Brook Trout|Brook Trout|Brook Trout|Brook Trout|Brook Trout|Brook Trout|Brook Trout|Brook Trout

White Mountain Brook Trout

Nick Yardley26th July 2019
Targeting Pin Fry Feeders|Targeting Pin Fry Feeders|Targeting Pin Fry Feeders

Targeting Pin Fry Feeders

Rob Edmunds25th July 2019
Summer Dry Fly Fishing|Summer Dry Fly Fishing|Summer Dry Fly Fishing|Summer Dry Fly Fishing|Summer Dry Fly Fishing|Summer Dry Fly Fishing

Summer Dry Fly Fishing Tips – Spinners

Andy Buckley24th July 2019
Iceland|Iceland|Iceland|Iceland|Iceland

Catching Big Char and Beautiful Browns in Iceland

Ceri Thomas23rd July 2019

Alex Jardine’s Top 10 Salmon Flies from Fulling Mill

Alex Jardine22nd July 2019
Dry Dropper Method|Dry Dropper Method|Dry Dropper Method|Dry Dropper Method|Dry Dropper Method|Dry Dropper Method|Dry Dropper Method|Dry Dropper Method

Fishing The Dry Dropper Method

Guido Vinck22nd July 2019
Streamer Fishing|Streamer Fishing|Streamer Fishing|Streamer Fishing|Streamer Fishing|Streamer Fishing|Streamer Fishing

5 Tips for Better Streamer Fishing While Wading

Sean Platt4th July 2019
wet fly fishing on rivers|wet fly fishing on rivers|wet fly fishing on rivers|wet fly fishing on rivers

Wet Fly Fishing on Rivers – When, Where and How?

Simon Robinson2nd July 2019
Lago Strobel

Lago Strobel: Hook, Line and Squirminator…

Jessica Isbister28th June 2019
Magnetique MagMini giveaway|Magnetique MagMini giveaway|Magnetique MagMini giveaway

WIN A MAGNET-IQUE MAGMINI!

Fulling Mill24th June 2019
Nymph Fishing|Nymph Fishing|Nymph Fishing|Nymph Fishing

Top Tips for Nymph Fishing on Stillwaters

Simon Robinson21st June 2019
Ausable|Ausable|Ausable|Ausable|Ausable|Ausable|Ausable|Ausable|Ausable|Ausable|Ausable|Ausable

Top 14(ish) Flies for the Ausable River

Sean Platt20th June 2019
angling trust loch style championships 2019|angling trust loch style championships 2019|angling trust loch style championships 2019

Angling Trust Loch Style Championship 2019

Rob Edmunds17th June 2019

Alex Jardine’s Top 10 Trout Flies

Alex Jardine15th June 2019
Masterclass Copolymer Leaders Review|Masterclass Copolymer Leaders Review|Masterclass Copolymer Leaders Review

Fulling Mill Masterclass Tapered Leaders Review

Phil Ratcliffe13th June 2019
fly fishing for zander||fly fishing for zander|fly fishing for zander|fly fishing for zander|fly fishing for zander|fly fishing for zander|fly fishing for zander|fly fishing for zander||Written in English|Written in German

Snag-Prone Hide-and-Seek…

Steffen Schulz12th June 2019
Christmas Island|Christmas Island|Christmas Island|Christmas Island|Christmas Island|Christmas Island

Christmas Island Angling Expectations

Kyle Schenk23rd May 2019
Airflo Spring Invitational 2019|Airflo Spring Invitational 2019|Airflo Spring Invitational 2019|Airflo Spring Invitational 2019|Airflo Spring Invitational 2019|Airflo Spring Invitational 2019|Airflo Spring Invitational 2019|Airflo Spring Invitational 2019|Airflo Spring Invitational 2019|Airflo Spring Invitational Champions|Airflo-Spring-Invitational-2019|Airflo Spring Invitational 2019

Airflo Spring Invitational Competition Report

Rob Edmunds21st May 2019
Fluorocarbon Lough Corrib Kieron Jenkins|Fluorocarbon Lough Corrib Kieron Jenkins||Fluorocarbon Lough Corrib Kieron Jenkins|Fluorocarbon Lough Corrib Kieron Jenkins|Fluorocarbon-Corrib

Masterclass Fluorocarbon Impresses at Lough Corrib!

Kieron Jenkins19th May 2019

How to tie the Mousey McMouseFace

Fly Fish Food17th May 2019
Fly Selections|Fly Selections|Fly Selections|Fly Selections|Fly Selections

A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Selection

James Garrettson15th May 2019

How to tie the Jingler Dry Fly

Fulling Mill9th May 2019
Bolivian Golden Dorado|Bolivian Golden Dorado|Bolivian Golden Dorado|Bolivian Golden Dorado|Bolivian Golden Dorado|Bolivian Golden Dorado

The Best Flies for Bolivian Golden Dorado

Katka Švagrová1st May 2019
Lake Olives|lake olives|Lake Olives Nymphs|||Lake Olives||lake olives|Lake Olives|lake olives

Fishing Wet flies for trout feeding on Lake Olives

Tom Doc26th April 2019
Masterclass Copolymer Review|Masterclass Copolymer Review|Masterclass Copolymer Review|Masterclass Copolymer Review

Fulling Mill Masterclass Copolymer Review

Simon Robinson23rd April 2019
Harrison Douds on Eyebrook|Harrison Douds on Eyebrook|Harrison Douds on Eyebrook|Harrison Douds on Eyebrook|Harrison Douds on Eyebrook

Harrison’s Recommended Flies for Eyebrook

Harrison Douds18th April 2019
Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass|Peacock Bass

Peacock Bass in Brazil | Fly Fishing Nation | Pt.3

Stephan Dombaj15th April 2019
Arapaima FFN|Arapaima FFN|Arapaima FFN|Arapaima FFN|Arapaima FFN|Arapaima FFN|Arapaima FFN|Arapaima FFN|Arapaima FFN|Arapaima FFN

Arapaima in Brazil | Fly Fishing Nation | Pt.2

Stephan Dombaj10th April 2019
Golden Dorado Cross|||Tsimane Hunting Fuji Velvia|dorado FFN p1|Tsimane Indian Hardening Arrow Shaft Ilford

Golden Dorado in Bolivia | Fly Fishing Nation | Pt.1

Stephan Dombaj9th April 2019
Rooster Fish|Rooster Fish|Rooster Fish|Rooster Fish|Rooster Fish|Rooster Fish|Rooster Fish|Rooster Fish|Rooster Fish

Fly Fishing for Rooster Fish with Katka Svagrova

Katka Švagrová5th April 2019
Springer Salmon|Springer Salmon|Springer Salmon|Springer Salmon Flies

Catching a Springer, What You Need to Know…

James Stokoe2nd April 2019
FM5105

FM5105: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight Black Nickel Barbless

Eric Kelley29th March 2019
Euro Nymphing|Euro Nymphing|Euro Nymphing

Euro Nymphing with John Newbury

John Newbury26th March 2019
Duckfly on Corrib|Duckfly on Corrib|Duckfly on Corrib|Duckfly on Corrib|Duckfly on Corrib|Duckfly on Corrib|

Fishing the Duckfly on The Corrib

Tom Doc13th March 2019
Beginners Guide To Stillwater Fly Fishing|Beginners Guide To Stillwater Fly Fishing|Beginners Guide To Stillwater Fly Fishing|Beginners Guide To Stillwater Fly Fishing|Beginners Guide To Stillwater Fly Fishing

Stillwater Trout Fishing Beginners Guide

Simon Robinson7th March 2019
Blob|Blob caught Trout|Blob caught Trout|Blob caught Trout

The Blob. The Success and Development of a deadly pattern…

Rob Edmunds25th February 2019
Ultimate Dry Fly Hook

FM5050: Fulling Mill Ultimate Dry Fly Hook Barbless

Eric Kelley23rd February 2019
Pop Up Flies|Pop Up Flies|Pop Up Flies|Pop Up Flies|Pop Up Flies

Fishing with Pop Up Flies on Sinking Lines

Guido Vinck22nd February 2019
The-Dirty-Dozen|Dirty Dozen - Black Rubber Leg Stone|Dirty Dozen - Canon's Bunny Baetis|Dirty Dozen - Complex Twist Bugger Brown|Dirty Dozen - Double Wing Caddis|Dirty Dozen - Duracell Jig|Dirty Dozen - Greased Lightening|Dirty Dozen - Heisenberg White|Dirty Dozen - Micro Midge Cul|Dirty Dozen - Orange Head Mary|Dirty Dozen - Redneck Midge|Dirty Dozen - Spanish Quill Bullet|Dirty Dozen - The Squirminator

The Dirty Dozen for Pre-Runoff

James Garrettson19th February 2019
Tippet Material - Fulling Mill|Tippet Material - Worldclass|Tippet Material - Worldclass|

Tippet Material, Fluorocarbon or Co-Polymer?

Simon Robinson15th February 2019
Oregon|Oregon|Oregon|Oregon|Oregon|Oregon|Oregon|Oregon|Oregon|Oregon

Experience the Owyhee River, Oregon

Kyle Schenk9th February 2019
Top Saltwater Flies|Top Saltwater Flies|Top Saltwater Flies|Top Saltwater Flies|Top Saltwater Flies

What Saltwater Flies Do You Need?

Peter Mcleod8th February 2019
Emilie Björkman|Emilie Björkman|Emilie Björkman|Emilie Björkman

What to take on your next fishing trip?

Emilie Björkman1st February 2019
Fishing Deep with Boobies at Farmoor|Fishing Deep with Boobies at Farmoor|Fishing Deep with Boobies at Farmoor|Fishing Deep with Boobies at Farmoor|Fishing Deep with Boobies at Farmoor|Fishing Deep with Boobies at Farmoor

Fishing Deep with Boobies

Rob Edmunds30th January 2019
SalmonFly Fishing|SalmonFly Fishing|SalmonFly Fishing|SalmonFly Fishing|SalmonFly Fishing|SalmonFly Fishing|SalmonFly Fishing|SalmonFly Fishing

Salmonfly – Fishing the Warm Springs Reservation

Kyle Schenk29th January 2019
Steelhead tips|Steelhead tips|Steelhead tips

Steelhead Tips; 5 Things to remember…

Fulling Mill23rd January 2019

How to tie the Belly Flop Balanced Damsel

Curtis Fry22nd January 2019
|Mexico|||||||||||||||

A Yucatan Adventure; Mexico

Alex Jardine22nd January 2019

How to tie the Baby Fat Minnow

Clark Pierce14th January 2019
Shake

Shake, Rattle and Roll – Fly Fishing for Tarpon

Peter Mcleod11th January 2019
Fulling Mill Fly Tying Factory|Fulling Mill Fly Tying Factory|Fulling Mill Fly Tying Factory|Fulling Mill Fly Tying Factory|Fulling Mill Fly Tying Factory|Fulling Mill Fly Tying Factory|Fulling Mill Fly Tying Factory

Visiting the Source

Nick Yardley10th January 2019
never stop learning|

Never Stop Learning…

Fulling Mill7th January 2019
Nymphing for Grayling||||||||||||Nymphing for Grayling|Nymphing for Grayling|Nymphing for Grayling

A Guide to Winter Nymphing for Grayling

Phil Ratcliffe3rd January 2019

How to tie the Wally Wing Callibaetis

Fly Fish Food28th December 2018
Duo fishing for Grayling|Duo fishing for Grayling|Duo fishing for Grayling|Duo fishing for Grayling|Duo fishing for Grayling|Duo fishing for Grayling|Duo fishing for Grayling|Duo fishing for Grayling|Duo fishing for Grayling|Duo fishing for Grayling|Duo fishing for Grayling

Dry Fly and Duo Fishing for Grayling

Ceri Thomas26th December 2018

How to tie the Foamerger Midge

Fly Fish Food24th December 2018
Alagnak River

The Alagnak River, My Alaskan Adventure

James Stokoe24th December 2018
Marble Trout Slovenia|Marble Trout Slovenia|Marble Trout Slovenia|Marble Trout Slovenia|Marble Trout Slovenia|Marble Trout Slovenia|Marble Trout Slovenia

Catching Marble Trout in Slovenia

Lisa Isles23rd December 2018

How to tie the Hot Pink Squirminator Jig

Fulling Mill22nd December 2018
Streamers|Streamers|Streamers|Streamers|Streamers|Streamers

Streamers – Winter Fishing Tactics

Eric Kelley21st December 2018
River Itchen|River Itchen|River Itchen|River Itchen|River Itchen|River Itchen|River Itchen|River Itchen|River Itchen

Yanks Abroad – A day on the River Itchen

Nick Yardley20th December 2018
Davie McPhail Classic Salmon Flies|Davie McPhail Classic Salmon Flies|Davie McPhail Classic Salmon Flies

Framed Davie McPhail Flies – AUCTION!

Fulling Mill19th December 2018
Atlantic-Salmon-Trust|

Atlantic Salmon Trust Update

Fulling Mill18th December 2018
Surface fishing for atlantic salmon

Surface Fishing for Atlantic Salmon

Peter Mcleod17th December 2018

Win these Davie McPhail Flies! Episode 5

Fulling Mill7th December 2018
Grayling-Flies-Top-6|Grayling-Flies-F-Fly|Grayling-Flies-Klinkhammer|Grayling-Flies-Olive|Grayling-Flies-Pink-Bomb|Grayling-Flies-Pink-Shrimp|Grayling-Flies-Spider|

Phil Ratcliffe’s Top 6 Grayling Flies for the River Severn

Phil Ratcliffe6th December 2018
FM5105

FM5105: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless

Fulling Mill4th December 2018
Wood is Good|Wood is Good|Wood is Good|Wood is Good

Wood is Good For Vermont’s Rivers and Fish

VT Nature Conservancy3rd December 2018
Sunray Shadow|Sunray Shadow|Sunray Shadow

The Sunray Shadow; versatility and simplicity personified

Steffan Jones30th November 2018
Fulling Mill Designer Davy Wotton|Fulling Mill Designer Davy Wotton

An inside look: Fulling Mill designer ‘Davy Wotton’ and what’s in his fly box?

Fulling Mill30th November 2018
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Win these Davie McPhail Flies! Episode 4

Fulling Mill29th November 2018
|FM2500 Bonio Carp Hook|

FM2500: Fulling Mill Bonio Carp Hook Barbless

Eric Kelley29th November 2018
How to tie a Snake Fly|How-to-tie-a-snake-fly

How to tie a Snake Fly

Fulling Mill23rd November 2018
Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall||Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall||Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall||Flies for the fall|Flies for the fall

Flies for the fall in the Wood River Valley

Fulling Mill22nd November 2018
Salmon Fishing River Ure|Philip Ellis Salmon Fishing River ure|Philip Ellis Salmon Fishing River ure|Philip Ellis Salmon Fishing River ure|Philip Ellis Salmon Fishing River ure|Philip Ellis Salmon Fishing River ure

Salmon fishing River Ure – The Rise of a Forgotten Giant

Philip Ellis15th November 2018

Win these Davie McPhail Flies! Episode 3

Fulling Mill15th November 2018
FM5085: Nymph Barbless Hook

FM5085: Fulling Mill Nymph Barbless Hook

Eric Kelley13th November 2018
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Fly Fishing as an Olympic Athlete

Fulling Mill12th November 2018
Killer Shrimp|trout feeding on killer shrimp||

Fishing for Trout feeding on Killer Shrimp

Rob Edmunds8th November 2018

Win these Davie McPhail Flies! Episode 2.

Fulling Mill7th November 2018
Curtis-Fry Fulling Mill Designer|Curtis-Fry Fulling Mill Designer

An inside look: Fulling Mill designer ‘Curtis Fry’ and what’s in his fly box?

Fulling Mill6th November 2018
FM5045 Jig Force Hook

FM5045: Fulling Mill Jig Force Hook

Eric Kelley5th November 2018
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“Skitt Fiske”….

Mark Taylor2nd November 2018
best back end Salmon Flies|best back end Salmon Flies|best back end Salmon Flies|best back end Salmon Flies

Are these the best back end Salmon Flies?

Craig McDonald1st November 2018

Win these Davie McPhail Flies! Episode 1.

Fulling Mill31st October 2018
Irish Fly Fair|Irish Fly Fair

Irish Fly Fair – Galway Bay Hotel – 10th & 11th November

Fulling Mill30th October 2018

Randolph Dam Removal

Fulling Mill30th October 2018
Tim-Flagler-FM-fly-designer|

An inside look: Fulling Mill designer ‘Tim Flagler’ and what’s in his fly box?

Fulling Mill29th October 2018
Sea-Trout-Surface-Lures|Sea-Trout-Surface-Lures

Sea Trout Surface Lures; Striking the Perfect Balance

Steffan Jones25th October 2018
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Fishing the Deschutes in the Ultimate Hatch

Chris Joosen24th October 2018
Super Grub Hook|FM1160|FM1160|FM1160|FM1160|FM1160|FM1160|FM1160|FM1160

FM1160: Fulling Mill Super Grub Hook

Eric Kelley23rd October 2018
Instagram|Al & Will Peake Instagram|Denis Isbister Instagram|Derek Olthuis Instagram|Emilie Bjorkman Instagram||Hilary Huctheson Instagram|Jako Lukas Instagram|James Stokoe Instagram|Josh Diller Instagram|Josh Hutchins Instagram|JT Van Zandt Instagram|Katka Svagrova Instagram|Landon Mayer Instagram||Meredith Mccord Instagram|Paula Shearer Instagram|Sigve Urne Instagram|The Fly Fishing Nation Instagram

The Sweet 16 Instagram Accounts You Have to Follow

Fulling Mill19th October 2018
fishing in the Adirondacks|fishing in the Adirondacks|fishing in the Adirondacks|fishing in the Adirondacks|fishing in the Adirondacks|fishing in the Adirondacks|fishing in the Adirondacks

High Summer fishing in the Adirondacks for Trout

Rachel Finn18th October 2018
daddy hog||||daddy hog

Fishing the Fulling Mill Daddy Hog

Kevin Porteous16th October 2018

On Sundays…

Fulling Mill16th October 2018
flyvines|flyvines|flyvines|flyvines

Flyvines. What, Where, When and How?

Fulling Mill16th October 2018
trout feeding on killer shrimp

How to tie the Fulling Mill Killer Shrimp

Fulling Mill12th October 2018
Klementovich-20170708-_JCK4426||||||||||

Dartmouth Land Grant and Brook Trout

Joe Klementovich11th October 2018
Clark Cheech Pierce|Clark Cheech Pierce|Clark Cheech Pierce

An inside look: Fulling Mill designer ‘Cheech’ and what’s in his fly box?

Fulling Mill10th October 2018
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Targeting Fry Feeders this Autumn

Rob Edmunds8th October 2018
Mousey McMouse Face

Mouse Fishing! The best of Kamchatka…

Denis Isbister8th October 2018
Traditional Wet Flies Fulling Mill|Wet Flies Fulling Mill|Wet Flies Fulling Mill|Wet Flies Fulling Mill|Wet Flies Fulling Mill|Wet Flies Fulling Mill|Wet Flies Fulling Mill|Wet Flies Fulling Mill|Wet Flies Fulling Mill

Ceri Thomas’s Top 6 Fulling Mill Traditional Wet Flies of 2018

Ceri Thomas27th September 2018
Late summer salmon fishing

Struggling to Catch a Salmon? Try these Late Summer Salmon Tactics

Craig Fleming29th August 2018
Sight fishing for grayling

Want to try sight fishing for Grayling on Chalkstreams?

Fulling Mill21st August 2018
dry fly fishing for grayling

Downstream Dry Fly Fishing for Grayling – Do you prefer it?

Guido Vinck1st August 2018
pike fishing flies

Pike Fishing Flies and Wire Traces from FM – New for 2018

Fulling Mill27th July 2018
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Bristol Bay Trout Opener

Denis Isbister16th July 2018
Itchy Trigger

Itchy Trigger hits Providence Atoll, Seychelles

Peter Mcleod12th July 2018
Summer Time Reservoir Fishing

5 Top Tips on Summer Time Reservoir Fishing

Kieron Jenkins2nd July 2018
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Mr&Mrs – fly fishing date

Jessica Isbister27th June 2018
low-water-salmon-flies

6 of the best Low Water Salmon Flies

Craig Fleming25th June 2018

World Fishing Day – An Almighty Task

Fulling Mill20th June 2018
summer evening fishing

Summer Evening Fishing – Top 6 Trout Flies

Simon Robinson18th June 2018

A new trout fishery in Northern France

Guido Vinck4th June 2018
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Situk Steelhead

Denis Isbister4th June 2018
essential river flies

Simon Robinson’s 6 essential river flies for 2018

Simon Robinson29th May 2018

Spring Stillwater Fishing and the Wessex Water Challenge

Charles Jardine21st May 2018
Salmon Fishing in Late Spring

Top Tips to catch more Salmon through Late Spring

Craig Fleming14th May 2018
leader material

Have confidence in your leader material

George Barron10th May 2018
Mayday Mayfly

Mayday. Mayday. Mayday! Mayfly are coming…

Tom Doc1st May 2018
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One for the ages – Spring Creek PA

Fulling Mill30th April 2018
New Masterclass Fluorocarbon Review

New Masterclass Fluorocarbon Review by Simon Robinson

Simon Robinson23rd April 2018
Stokoe Shrimps

Stokoe Shrimps; The Design and Development.

James Stokoe13th April 2018
buzzer fishing

How to Fish Buzzers

Rob Edmunds10th April 2018
Salmon fishing tips

Essential Salmon Fishing Tips for the Coming Season

Sandy Datta4th April 2018
Snake flies

Snake Flies – The development and success…

Rob Edmunds27th March 2018
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Balanced Leeches and Big Cutthroat

Patrick Kissel22nd March 2018
Masterclass Fluorocarbon Chew Valley Trout

Testing the New Masterclass Fluorocarbon at Chew Valley

Kieron Jenkins19th March 2018
specimen trout

Early Season River Fly Fishing Tips and Techniques

Simon Robinson12th March 2018
tube fly box

The New Fulling Mill Tube Fly Box Reviewed

Phil Ratcliffe5th March 2018
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Alternative methods for Winter fishing

Eric Kelley4th March 2018

The Belizian Ghost

Katka Švagrová2nd March 2018
6 essential dry flies

6 Essential dry flies for the entire River Season

Fred Bainbridge23rd February 2018
fishing in ireland

Early Season trout fishing on the Loughs of Ireland

Tom Doc19th February 2018

Guido Vinck’s Favourite Reservoir Winter Fly Patterns

Guido Vinck12th February 2018
lake fly boxes

Lake fly boxes – What to have and how to keep them organised

Guido Vinck7th February 2018
size 18 jig hooks

Fulling Mill Size 18 Jig Hook Review

Simon Robinson31st January 2018
Flies for springers

Flies for Springers – Early Season Essentials

Craig Fleming29th January 2018
Giant Trevally Nyap

Giant Trevally of Astove Atoll with Fulling Mill’s NYAP

Fulling Mill23rd January 2018
Washing line method

Washing Line Method – Are you being strung out?

Rob Edmunds22nd January 2018
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Cheesman fashion

Anthony Marrese20th January 2018
stocked rainbow trout

Catching Stocked Rainbow Trout on Buzzers

Lisa Isles16th January 2018
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Favorite Flies from this past season

Eric Kelley13th January 2018
new pike flies paul clydesdale

New Pike Flies from Fulling Mill Ambassador, Paul Clydesdale.

Fulling Mill10th January 2018
Guides Fly Selection

A Fly Selection Fit For A Guide: 10 Must-Have Grayling Flies

Andy Buckley8th January 2018
Gotcha Bonefish

Davie McPhail ties the Gotcha Bonefish Fly

Fulling Mill1st January 2018
catch-more-fish-on-Small-waters

Top Tips to catch more fish on Small Waters in Winter

Simon Robinson24th December 2017

Davie McPhail ties the Fulling Mill 2017 best-selling Fly Pattern

Fulling Mill15th December 2017
fly fishing gift ideas fulling mill

8 Fly Fishing Gift Ideas for the Fanatic Fly Angler

Fulling Mill12th December 2017
winter grayling

Simon Robinson’s Top Tips for Winter Grayling

Simon Robinson11th December 2017
George Barron Fly Tying Blog

How to best dress wet flies – George Barron

George Barron5th December 2017
New stillwater fly patterns

The Evolution of new Still Water fly patterns – Rob Edmunds

Rob Edmunds27th November 2017
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Trigger tactics!

Fulling Mill25th November 2017
Fly fishing tips for beginners

Top 6 Reservoir Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners

Guido Vinck21st November 2017
fly fishing Bosnia

Fly Fishing Bosnia, the Aardvark Mcleod Experience.

Phil Ratcliffe13th November 2017
Late season salmon fishing

Late season Salmon fishing, the last cast of 2017.

Craig Fleming10th November 2017
catch more grayling this winter

A quick guide to help you Catch more Grayling this Winter

Kieron Jenkins6th November 2017
Dry fly fishing on the river San

Drag free drifts – Dry fly fishing on the River San

Lisa Isles31st October 2017
Pike fly fishing

Dougie’s Beginners guide to Pike fly fishing

Dougie Loughridge25th October 2017
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River Itchen Madness!

Eric Kelley23rd October 2017

Providence & Farquhar Atoll update from Peter McLeod

Peter Mcleod17th October 2017

Fly Fishing in New Zealand, Essential Fly Patterns.

Alex Jardine12th October 2017

Targeting Trout feeding on Killer Shrimp at Grafham Water

Rob Edmunds6th October 2017
fly fishing trips abroad

6 Tips on Preparing for Fly Fishing Trips Abroad

Lisa Isles3rd October 2017
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Floating the Colorado River

Fulling Mill29th September 2017
seabass range 9326

Fulling Mill Seabass Range produces Brighton Bass

Fulling Mill28th September 2017
Fishing Fry Patterns

5 Top tips for Fishing Fry Patterns on Stillwaters

Fulling Mill26th September 2017
autumn salmon fulling mill

Autumm Salmon, fly fishing for the Silver Tourist.

Craig Fleming15th September 2017

Fry Feeders at Draycote Water

David Hoppe11th September 2017
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Kelley Stand’s Native Brookies

Shawn Hayes-Costello11th September 2017
Zelda Salmon Fly

The History of the Zelda Salmon Fly

Fulling Mill4th September 2017
rainbow trout in france

Rainbow Trout Fishing in France, the Malaguet, a hidden Gem.

Guido Vinck2nd September 2017
specimen trout

3 top tips on catching specimen trout from a river…

Kieron Jenkins29th August 2017
Summer Salmon

Unconventional methods for Summer Salmon

Craig Fleming9th August 2017
Fulling Mill Fluorocarbon

Simon Robinson’s 5 Reasons to use Fulling Mill Fluorocarbon

Simon Robinson8th August 2017
Los Roques

Catching Bonefish and Big Tarpon – Los Roques

Barry Unwin3rd August 2017
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Beating the heat

Eric Kelley3rd August 2017

Fulling Mill UV Resin for Fly Tying

Fulling Mill26th July 2017
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Going deep!

Denis Isbister25th July 2017
Barbless River Flies

Top 10 Barbless River flies for this Summer

Guido Vinck18th July 2017
Carp on the fly

Carp Fly Fishing Tactics

Phil Ratcliffe14th July 2017
Rutland Water

The Special Trout of Rutland Water

Rob Waddington9th July 2017
How to tie a Snake Fly|How-to-tie-a-snake-fly

The Snake Fly Generation?

Rob Edmunds3rd July 2017
Fly fishing for Sea Bass

Fly Fishing for European Sea Bass in Northern Brittany

Philippe Dolivet30th June 2017
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The Meal Ticket

Fulling Mill28th June 2017
7 top tips on wet fly fishing

7 Top Tips on Wet Fly Fishing for Wild Brown Trout

Ceri Thomas26th June 2017

FM Competition Heavyweight Barbless Hooks Review

Simon Robinson12th June 2017
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New Fulling Mill fly designer – Daniel Seaman

Daniel Seaman12th June 2017
Charles Jardine Trout Fishing

Teaching an old dog, new tricks…

Charles Jardine8th June 2017
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Forgotten flies & angling methods – Wet flies

Eric Kelley7th June 2017
Salmon Season

Hardy’s reel sells for £55,000 during fundraising auction – Atlantic Salmon Trust

Fulling Mill31st May 2017
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5th April 2016
Rob Edmunds
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Fulling Mill Buzzer Fishing Tactics
 

Fishing buzzers can product some of the best sport of the season. Simply holding on to a team of flies when the fish often ‘rocket’ off with your line is extremely exciting, and to be consistent on any water you really only have to follow a few basic steps. The principle and patterns nearly always stay the same when buzzer fishing, but for those of you who are interested, here are my favoured tactics.

The best area on the lake are usually the band of water 20 – 50m off the bank, which is usually the drop off or shelf on most water. The ideal depth is 12-18ft deep where the water will be warm enough for the buzzers to hatch.

The buzzer and the bloodworm will begin life at the bottom of the reservoir in the silt and mud, they will then rise in the water as the weather warms and eventually hatch on the surface.

Depending on the temperature of the water, underwater currents and the surface tension the buzzers will be at a variety of depths throughout the day… this is why the trout will be at a variety of depths and why you catch on all the droppers during the day.

By fishing three flies you can effectively cover all the top 12 – 15ft of water, meaning that your flies are never more than 4ft away from any fish – as an angler you are in effect increasing your options by having flies at different depths.

Buzzer Fishing Tactics

Your set up and tackle will vary depending on how deep you intend to fish, but accurate measurements are essential.

The three most common buzzer fishing tactics:

  1. The Bung
  2. Straight line buzzer fishing
  3. Washing line method
1 – The Bung

The Bung is basically an indicator that suspends your flies perfectly at distinct depths, with the biggest and heaviest fly, such as an epoxy buzzer, on the point. When the fish want flies fished static the bung can be absolutely deadly.

The length of your leader will vary but a standard  bung set up will have 5ft to the Bung then 3.5ft to top dropper. Another 3.5ft to middle dropper then 3ft to the point. A total leader length of 15ft. The big advantage of having 5ft to the bung is that if you feel the fish are deeper, and are only catching on your point fly then you can simply take the bung off and replace it with another buzzer so allowing your whole cast to get deeper – straight line buzzer fishing.

Simply make a cast and leave everything static for  15 – 20 seconds, watch your line in case it suddenly straightens indicating a fish has taken your flies “on the drop” once the flies have all sunk and are vertical, slowly figure of eight 2ft of line into the boat, then stop for 10secs just keeping in contact with your flies this does 2 things first it raises all of the flies in the water – then lets them fall again – just as the natural nymph does, also if fishing the bung it will cause a big disturbance on the surface, this again can attract the trout to your flies.

Often the bung will dip just like a float allowing you to see any takes a split second before you feel them, it’s then just a simple case of lifting into the fish.

Buzzer Fishing Tactics

2 – Straight line buzzer fishing

Fishing this style is  ideal for when you want to fish deeper than 12ft (without the bung) a typical set up would be 6ft to the top dropper, 5ft to the middle dropper and 4ft to the point fly. (Total leader length 15ft – or 4 flies each at 4ft so a 16ft leader) to fish deeper simply use a midge tip instead of a floating line.

Again the heaviest epoxy buzzer is fished on the point, this set up will actually drag the tip of the floating line down 2 or 3 ft, don’t worry – this is normal!

Just fish with an ultra-slow figure of 8 (occasionally a little faster) but before you recast remember the hang and drop back… fish will follow buzzers, or on occasion will suddenly rush to take when there is movement.

Use the leader and braided loop as an indicator… if you see any movement STRIKE HARD… Do not just lift into the fish or you will lose it, the rod will absorb the take and you won’t set the hook so well.

TOP TIP: Buzzer fishing can be explosive, so use strong leader where possible.

Buzzer Fishing Tactics

3 – Washing Line Method

The “washing line” method is a generic term used to describe a floating point fly (usually a booby or popper hopper) with nymphs or buzzer on the droppers; it allows the angler to fish multiple flies in the killing zone.

Usually the method is used when fishing a floating, midge tip or Intermediate line when the fish are in the top 6ft of water but it can be equally effective on sinking lines.

It’s fairly obvious that the larger the booby eyes (or the foam in the popper hopper) then the higher the point fly will hold in the water.

However the type and diameter of leader material will play a huge part as to how your flies will fish in the water. I tend to use co-polymer when the fish are high in the water, and then fluorocarbon when the fish are below 2ft. The co-polymer tippet doesn’t sink as fast as fluorocarbon, so will hold higher in the water. Fluorocarbon is heavy compared, so will drag the flies down somewhat.

The length of leader and spacing’s of flies will also drastically effect how deep your set up fishes. For example a fluorocarbon leader with 7 – 10ft to the top dropper then 2 further droppers spaced 3.5ft apart with a size 12 small eyed booby on the point and size 10 buzzers on the droppers will allow the angler to fish deeper than most anglers imagine, depths of 20ft are achievable with a slow retrieve in calm conditions.

The size and type of fly will have a huge effect on how the leader fishes – epoxy buzzers will sink fast and skinny, seals fur or pheasant tail buzzer will sink slower. A size 10 fly tied on heavy wire hooks will drag the cast down, including the point fly so allowing you to fish the drop.

Buzzer Fishing Tactics

How to fish buzzers?

Make a long cast, then make 2 pulls and strip the flies; this will straighten the leader and ensure that you are in direct contact with your cast, allowing you to feel the slightest of takes. It will also cause the floating point fly to “pop” across the surface this will draw fish to your flies, they will investigate the disturbance if fishing a washing line style.

All that’s needed then is an ultra-slow figure of 8, basically keeping in contact with your flies (if fishing on the drop) or retrieving them at a slow pace, all your flies will be held at the correct depth for longer, so increasing your chances.

I find that buzzer fishing in this way is most successful once the water has warmed up, and the fish are on the move; on overcast days I consider it the most consistent method for catching Stillwater trout. The slow retrieve allows you to essentially fish a lure (the booby) and buzzers on the same cast; it increases your options as it allows you to fish two different styles of fly at the same time. The flies complement each other perfectly all you have to do is fine-tuning the method and get the depth right.

A simple range of flies is all that’s needed to be successful when fishing buzzers but in a range of sizes so allowing you to fish a variety of depths depending upon conditions.

My favourite patterns when fishing with buzzers are:

Black Two Tone Buzzer
Olive Two Tone Buzzer
Crank Shank Buzzer
Micro Cat booby

The Two Tone Buzzer has been sensational for me over the past 2 seasons and has accounted for some stunning bags of fish on Rutland and Grafham the ‘2-tone’ idea was taken from our blobs that work so well, and producing the already winning contrast on the wing buds of a buzzer was a natural progression. The simple idea adds to a standard stripped quill buzzer and provides a much more positive response – takes are simply unmissable.

Buzzer Fishing Tactics

 
 
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