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.
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.
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.
Humans, by nature, are a lot like other animals in the world. We tend to shut ourselves down when the weather starts to get cooler, even if it is subconsciously, and assume that a lot of the things we enjoy doing in other times of the year are off limits.
Trout fishing really shouldn’t be done with anything other than light line and light gear. It sounds like a broad statement but it as true as it gets. Using line or gear that is too heavy is one of the most common reasons that anglers head home skunked, with nothing to show for their day on the water.
Rosslynlee Trout Fishery is located about 5 miles from the outskirts of Edinburgh and is one of the most local fisheries to myself and one I have visited on many occasions this year and for several years before. The fishery grounds are very well kept and the lodge on site sells tackle, flies, refreshments and more importantly hot drinks, which were just the ticket on a chilly mid-November day like today.