Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Confidence Is Key

After a generally poor fishing season in 2012 I, like most flyfishers, was chomping at the bit for the 2013 season to arrive. I generally keep my diary reasonably clear at the start of the season so that I can do a bit of fishing myself. It's my favourite part of the season with good hatches and usually good dry fly sport. As it happens, with this Siberian weather, my diary ended up clearer than normal, bringing opportunities to get out fishing myself. The flip side is that if conditions are bad enough to cause cancellations then they're not going to be ideal to venture out on my own. I couldn't muster the will to go out on opening day, but sat at home feeling sorry for myself and pondering my options I dreamt up a theory...




Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Final Instalment

OK it's time to bring the series of posts about common faults and mistakes made whilst river fishing to a close. I hope you've enjoyed it, that you've learnt something, and more to the point, you will be able to put it to good use from now on. This time I'm going to describe a more general fault and one that summarises to some degree a lot of the faults I've listed in this series...

Monday, 25 March 2013

Diminishing Returns

Well it's 25th March, first day of the new trout season in Yorkshire, but with snow on the ground, temperatures hovering around zero and a very strong north easterly blowing I'll not be wetting a line today and probably not all week! So I've got time to add another blog post about common faults I witness while out on the river...

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Two For The Price Of One!

It's almost the trout season here in the Yorkshire Dales, not that you'd think that today with the temperature not rising above 2°C all day and snow lying on the ground, but hopefully I'll soon be able to blog about actual fishing trips and days out on the water. Therefore, I need to bring my series of posts on common faults and mistakes I see whilst out on the river to an end. So today I'm going to describe two things I come across when fishing dry flies with clients...

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Unsuitable Flies

Continuing my series of posts on common mistakes and faults I observe when on the river, this time I am talking about using unsuitable flies. Flies that are either outdated, or any self respecting trout and grayling would laugh at and avoid like the plague! Again, like using the right tackle, it is something that can be put right by without any practice or ability, though admittedly some expense...

Friday, 1 March 2013

Get A Move On!

Fishing too slow is the latest fault I'm going to talk about in a series of posts looking at common faults when fishing a river...