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The first field tests of the Simulid nymph – an imitation of the ubiquitous Black Fly larvae - have indicated that it is a promising pattern. In its current form it consists of four materials, black thread,  a metal or glass bead, fine black wire and UV light-cured resin tied…

WELSH FLY FISHING ADVENTURE BY Andrew Apsey

Saturday, 18 October 2014 14:06
It has been a fantastic summer in the UK and I have managed to fish several of the wonderful chalkstreams - the Kennet, Avon and the lesser known Wandle. Last month I spent a fantastic few days up in Wales fishing the River Irfon, a tributary of the Wye, and…

Ed Herbst on Big trout in Barkly East

Friday, 17 October 2014 16:32
‘If you want the best chance to visit large trout you have to go to their house.’ Jason Randall, Feeding Time – A fly fisher’s guide to what, where and when trout eat (Stackpole Books, 2013). I first visited Barkly East in 1992 to attend the Barkly Wild Trout Expo…
I preface it by saying that my experience and views are limited to trout fishing - presentation distances from the rod tip to maybe 50-60 feet or a little more.  I’m also taking rod lengths of 6 to 7 1/2 feet, and line weights of say #3 to #5, maybe…

Black fly – the challenge by Ed Herbst.

Friday, 03 October 2014 07:57
“The black fly, or simuliid, is the least known and understood major trout food in North America. With a staggering wealth of scientific observation plainly accessible to angling researchers, how could the simuliids have been overlooked by experts and recreational anglers for so long?”  Jeff Morgan, “Productive Trout Flies for…