It is a rare day when everything comes together, great weather, good friends and fantastic fishing. Even rarer are the days when your fishing buddies DON’T take the mick about your flies or technique, but there again it’s all part of the comradery I suppose and makes for a more enjoyable day.
Trout – The Complete Guide is a very easy and informative read for any trout anglers out there and almost made me feel as though as I was back in school going over and refreshing my memory on the basics of the sport I have been doing for about 17 years now.
Most anglers understand that the difference between a short cast and a long cast can be crucial when trying to attract trout. However, there are also many instances where a straight cast will not do you much good either and thus you need to understand how to curve your line to the right or left depending on wind, obstacles, and natural curves in the waters you are fishing.
Many people despise nasty, rainy, and windy weather, but that is just the type of day that stillwater anglers yearn for. Wind at your back, a slow sinking line and crystal clear waters are the perfect remedy for slowly retrieving your handcrafted fly. But, how can you ensure that your wet, cold day comes to life with a few trophy trout at the end of your line?
Recently, non-stretch braided lines have taken the fishing market by storm, but it seemed that fly anglers had been left out of all the hoopla. That was, until AirFlo created the Sixth Sense Fly fishing line. This range of fly fishing lines is one of the first, and most advanced, on the market to incorporate a braided super line feel that allows anglers to work with incredibly low stretch.
I designed this fly after a really hot day in The Highlands last spring. Heather flies were starting to hatch in small numbers along with what I can only describe as needle flies. Slim black insects about 8mm long, rear swept wings and fine black legs. I had not seen these before but the wild brown trout were gorging on them as they blew onto the lochans we were fishing. Nothing in the numerous fly boxes we carried came close, so out came the vice as soon as we got home.
We aren’t all born as expert trout anglers, which means we all have to start somewhere. Truth be told, there is no better place to start than with the Fladen 532 Scorpion Fly Fishing Starter Set and no better time than now to get your hands on one thanks to the blowout sale.
While fun and excitement is the name of the game when it comes to trout fishing, you need to ensure that you put safety at the forefront whenever you are near the water. However you still want to look good, have the right tools on hand, and enjoy yourself on the water, so life jackets are not always a great option. That is where the WaveHopper Inflatable Fly Vest Life Jacket comes into play.