Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Targeting Grayling

I have been asked by a few anglers recently how you target grayling once the trout season has ended. In other words how do we avoid catching out of season trout? Or to put it another way, how do we identify typical 'grayling water'? What follows is a rough overview of grayling fishing...



Sunday, 7 October 2012

Patagonia Riverwalker Review

Wading boots with felt soles, especially studded felt, give the wading angler the best grip in rocky rivers. But that's pretty much the only advantage of felt soles. Out of water they are virtually useless and in fact quite dangerous on grass. In winter they suffer from a build up of snow and ice in such weather, becoming heavy, uncomfortable and again dangerous. Currently felt soles are being given bad press for their potential to carry organisms from one river to another, and, therefore, have been banned in some places, e.g. New Zealand. I don't necessarily follow this: clearly they could carry organisms in the felt, but there are plenty of other nooks and crannies that could do the same, e.g. laces, gravel guards, inside the tongue, soft padding and materials used, etc.