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Tackle & Technique developments in fly fishing

Posted by TOM BELL

Tackle & Technique developments in fly fishing
The place that fly fishing occupies in my life is impossible to describe; deeply personal, as it is for any one of us. It has become somewhere I go, on waters I love so much, where I can do exactly what I want to do, without hindrance from anyone, or dogma, but rather where I can take experiences from so many years with a fly rod to the next level. I have always been fascinated by instinctive fishing, rather than mechanical technique, while always supported by experience. I have enjoyed the evolution of tackle in our sport and frankly endured the severely limiting nature of some of it over the years. We are so lucky nowadays, because the tackle is supremely good; so much so that there is little that is genuinely new, or significantly more advanced.

Fly Fishing in Tasmania

Posted by TOM BELL

Fly Fishing in Tasmania
You see, the fish are big, and wild. In the summer time they are looking upwards, and come readily to dry fly, and so you will see most of them; but even so, you set the hook and, naturally, they go berserk. Like one of the fish that comes, and goes, on Penstock lagoon. I see it sixty metres down-drift, and know it is on the track of my flies (a brown hopper and a possum dun), but even though I see it snaffle down the dun, and have anticipated the rise, I lift, set the hook and with an impossible surge the fish breaks me. Ten seconds later I see it jump a hundred metres off to our right. And twice more, farther off, until it sheds the hook 

The Ultimate Refinement

Posted by TOM BELL

The Ultimate Refinement
After all these years. You put in a few casts with the duo, but you keep them short, off the rise line, because, really, you want to waste this? Oh please. Another rise, and another. Out there, hard in against the bank. Impossible position, Perfect position, right where the black gnats are caught momentarily, before being whisked away into the river’s spill, if not intercepted by this trout. 

What they can give - Reflections on being the England River Manager

Posted by TOM BELL

What they can give - Reflections on being the England River Manager
As river team manager, I have been privileged to interact with competitors at a personal, fundamental level, and then with the collective of the team, driving towards a single goal. 

It all makes perfect sense

Posted by TOM BELL

It all makes perfect sense
Jeremy Lucas fishes the French chalk and English limestone river in early season using, what he calls, the ultimate refinement.

The Face of the Waters

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The Face of the Waters
Jeremy Lucas talks us through his local water fishing and how he uses level tippet instead of tapered leaders on Sunray micro thin lines.

There is a feeling I get

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There is a feeling I get
Jeremy Lucas visits his personal mecca. The River San in Poland. Jeremy takes us through his simple process of observation, approach and fly management.

Zero & the ultimate dry fly

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Zero & the ultimate dry fly
Jeremy Lucas, author of Presentation Fly Fishing and Tactical Fly Fishing talks us through how he ties his most used fly, the plume tip.

Dry fly fishing in France

Posted by TOM BELL

Dry fly fishing in France
Jeremy Lucas reduces his approach to the basic, fundamental elements of fishing for wild trout in UK, Poland and France. Using micro thin fly lines, OPPO and PTN's, and of course, cdc plume tip dry flies.