Category: How To

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Curving Your Casts to Maximise Your Catch!

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.

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Attracting Trout that Feed on Daphnia Clusters

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?

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Using Egg Fly Patterns To Attract Curious Trout

Egg patterns may be unattractive to you and me, but they are responsible for catching a dizzying number of trout all around the UK, and the world.

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Keep Your Catch Rate Up This Winter

Bright spring afternoons can often bring about the most pristine trout fishing conditions that any angler can dream of.
However, that can all change pretty drastically when we fast forward things to the midsummer months.

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Tying a Constriction Knot

A strong, reliable knot, the Constriction Knot is a simple yet effective way of tying backling line to leader.

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Safe Fishing this Winter

With winter fast approaching, taking precautions to ensure your angling experience is not hampered by the elements is a necessity, especially if you want to stay safe, dry and warm.

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Fool a Fish with a Fry Fly

As the trout season draws to a close, the chances of hooking a strong, mature fighter lures anglers back to the water for one last stab at success. With the dark days looming over, the weather turning and the water cooling, fish at the peak of physical condition lie in wait for a wholesome feed. So, how do you go about cathing these monsters?

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How to Tie a Blood Knot

A fanstic know for tying two lengths of nylon together, the blood knot can also be used as a dropper if it is tied with the tag end of the length nearest the fly line left long.

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Hooking into Lunkers with Live Bait, Plugs and Spoons

Simple fishing tricks can often work when you are using live bait and want to catch any kind of trout, no matter the size. However, if you are purely after big trout and lunkers, then you need to be willing to switch things up, take chances, and catch less fish in the end.

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An Introduction to Brook Trout Fishing Techniques

Brook trout are moody and very easily spooked which makes them one of the most challenging fish to catch. The anglers that have the most success with brook trout are the ones who are persistent and patient, and they are rewarded with beautiful and delicious fish.

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