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SALTWATER FLY FISHING PREY REFERENCE – YELLOWTAIL FUSILIERS

This is a series of bait and their fly imitates that I'm doing as nod to Saltwater Prey, probably my favourite piece of fishing literature. However I will do this (rather selfishly) as and when I'm imitating prey items for upcoming trips. If you've spent a fair amount of time on fishing boats in the [...]

THREE SHEETS REVIEW

Three sheets is the story of an exploratory trip undertaken by a small Simms sponsored crew into the Belizian outback during lock down. Something I spent a lot of lockdown time day-dreaming about while staring out window wondering if the world would ever be ok again. I really enjoyed it and you can feel the [...]

AWE

For the last two years I've questioned my passion for fly fishing. Lost and in love with my work all but drowned out fantasies of wish list fish and far-away exploration. Even standing on a beach in Gabon, in the peach morning light I was left wondering if it was still there. And then you [...]

TAIL FETISH

I'm a sight fisherman way before I'm a fly fisherman. Faced with two options; blind casting a fly rod, or pitching live bait at a target, I will pick the latter every time. As a result I find myself only ever really looking back at the trip photos of fish in the water, actively feeding [...]

THE LEAF LINE TRAP

I usually have more than one reel to clean when im coming back from a trip, and although the line winder can take two lots of backing, thats usually not enough and I hate the dance of moving things on and off.  The perforations do make it great for cleaning fly reel backing.  In my [...]

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