The best ideas and patterns will make you a Flymaster
Third challenge comment
With our fly-tying competition growing both in numbers and creativity, the task set for the third round was the Daddy Longlegs. Some good skills and ideas were on show with the detached body technique a firm favourite. Materials used ranged from deer hair and foam to the long hair from a Herdwick sheep – something I’d not seen before.
Some patterns were more impressionistic than imitative using mobile legs to add subsurface movement. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that; however an unfortunate few took the theme a little too far, dispensing with a number of the necessary Daddy features. The result was something more akin to an Apps’ Worm which wasn’t what we were after. Others, though very nicely tied, were a bit too Hopper-like to make the cut. Read More
Our quick guide to find a best place to fishing in whole the world!
>>> Where to fish? Global Tour Guide!!!
THIS land is a trout-fisherman’s paradise – a place where most anglers can confidently expect to shatter their personal rainbow and sea-trout bests in the same fortnight. High on the windswept plateau above El Calafate, the best rainbow trout fishery in the world, Lake Strobel, offers sight-fishing on turquoise flats that look more like the Caribbean than the wilds of the Andean foothills.
Target individual fish as they cruise the banks, and watch in disbelief as your first fish – maybe a 25lb monster, but more likely just a regulation 12-pounder – catapults into the clear Patagonian sky. In the evening, wolf down the best and biggest steak you’ve ever seen, along with a gallon of excellent Malbec, and make a plan to beat the 20-pounder your friend and arch-rival caught on a big foam dry fly in two feet of water earlier that same day. Read More
Our quick guide to early autumn hotspots for bank and boat
Now is the only time I tend to fish the north arm because you can get really close to the weed around Tim Appletons, Transformer and Burley. You have to observe a 50m rule in the south arm but there are huge weed beds 2-300 yards out from the shore around Manton and Cattle Trough. Fish Boobies over submerged weedbeds and be ready for a cracking overwintered fish or two.
Harbour, Normanton Bank, Three Trees to Fantasy Island along the south shore for fry or snail feeders. All these hotspots have their day now. But many anglers can’t be bothered to drive to the peninsula, where they’ll find solitude at Carrot Creek and Old Hall Bay and excellent chances of a good fish. Don’t leave without having a chuck at Barn Hill Creek. Read More