Feathers and Fluoro2018-10-18T08:59:29+02:00

MARGINAL GAINS – 3 WAYS TO STEP UP YOUR LAKE JOZINI TIGERFISH SUCCESS

THE FROTHING RABBIT AND TWO OTHER THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED FOR SOUTH AFRICAN TIGERFISH The theory of ‘marginal gains’ centres around the small incremental improvements (in any process) that eventually add up to one significant leap in improvement.  It was popularised in the cycling world by Sir Dave Brailsford, who was the performance director of British Cycling and [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Africa, Fresh Water, Gear|0 Comments

EXOTIC ROACH ZONKER SBS

A shadow cruised just under the turquoise surface.  Could it be? The shape suggested a small Mangar.  It accelerated towards the small white zonker that landed ahead of it...  This trip to Iran showed the effectiveness of a simple white zonker over pearl body. Even carp ate it. Since then, this version of zonker has become a firm favourite and [...]

By |September 19th, 2020|Articles, Fly Tying, Fresh Water, Step - by - Step|0 Comments

THE WEIRD GUYS IN YELLOW

September 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Sometimes the weird guys in yellow (smallmouth yellowfish) ignore their interest in entomology entirely.  This is something that, if you'd told me about, I would have laughed off.  It is however the second time I've [...]

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THE ENIGMA

August 27th, 2020|0 Comments

In our social media age of non-stop self-promotion and faux-modesty, there are a few anglers that seem not only to develop an aura that demands respect, but that somehow manage to do it off-line, above [...]

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SBS: HOW TO REVERSE A BOAT TRAILER

August 18th, 2020|2 Comments

How to reverse a boat trailer The Feathers junior crew is starting to become a pretty strong team (with more sprouting soon). It got me thinking about some 'dad skills' (in the fishing/outdoor realm) - [...]

DEEP TROUT

August 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Trout catch reports in August are always low for the big UK reservoirs. In the cooler depths, even with a DI8, they are hard to find. Especially when the reservoirs are 30m deep. But we [...]

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