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How to fly fish using light gear. Nymph fishing for Grayling & Buzzers for Rainbow Trout.

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How to fly fish using light gear. Nymph fishing for Grayling & Buzzers for Rainbow Trout.
I use a 10' #2 Microlite fly rod on the River Hodder at The Inn at Whitewell. Then, switch to Stocks Reservoir to catch rainbow trout using the same rod. You don't need stiff rods and thick fly lines for stillwaters.

5 problems with fly line design and the broken AFTM system.

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5 problems with fly line design and the broken AFTM system.
"I can, today, can manipulate shape, specifically the rear taper and 'high point' of a line to change the perception of weight, more than the actual weight of a line. So, the diameter and changing nature of where those diameter changes are have more of an effect on fly rod load than weight alone."

Carp on fly | I nearly snap a £900 cane fly rod on this carp

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Carp on fly | I nearly snap a £900 cane fly rod on this carp
I use a cane / bamboo fly rod to catch carp. It's a very light line 8' #4 fly rod built by Rawson in UK. I am using a Short Head #4 fly line by Sunray and a single deer hair fly.

Japan on the ZERO #0 10'6"

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Japan on the ZERO #0 10'6"
Fly fishing in Japan with a zero weight rod and small dry flies for Cherry Salmon.

Urban Stream with the Sunray ZERO and Sunray California

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Urban Stream with the Sunray ZERO and Sunray California
Fishing for wild trout with the World's lightest fly rod.

The Number 1 Fly Casting Fault

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The Number 1 Fly Casting Fault
This is the number 1 fly casting fault that I see daily. The Overhang Fault!

Episode 13 - Dries in a flat calm

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Episode 13 - Dries in a flat calm

Tom uploads a new Vlog to the official Sunray YouTube channel every Tuesday at 7pm UK time. New products are first launched on the Vlog. Subscribe to ask Tom a question which gets answered in the next Vlog. Click the button below.

Episide 12 - Nymphin'

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Episide 12 - Nymphin'
Tom shows us his nymphing line / indicator / tippet / fly rig and tells us what makes a fly line sensitive.

Episode 11 - Flies

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Episode 11 - Flies
Tom walks us through his most used flies.

Episode 9 - 5' One Piece 0 weight Cane Rod

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Episode 9 - 5' One Piece 0 weight Cane Rod
Tom takes his bespoke Rawson & Perrin built one piece 5' 0 weight cane rod to his local fishery.

Episode 8 - Best rod on the planet.

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Episode 8 - Best rod on the planet.
The Voltion 10' #7 arives and Tom goes mental! Some hardcore single hand spey action.

Episode 6 - Trout under a motorway

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Episode 6 - Trout under a motorway
Wild trout under the M6 motorway using nymphs and dries.