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FP Archive

Poppers, the Pause and the Shotgun Strike

Monday, 11 November 2019

I’ve been experimenting a lot recently with both popper design and setting the hook. When Flavio was here I managed to miss six Snakehead in one week. Or maybe it was five with one straightening the hook? Anyway, looking back over the past years there has been a large number of Snakehead missed at the strike.

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The Joy of Wets

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

I'm pretty sure that you if you asked most fly fishers which freshwater method they liked best, they'd say dry fly. I'm not talking about most effective, but most loved. Folk seem to love watching a fish sip down a nicely presented dry, the literature is full of it and it's a passion that is driving the avian eugenicists to produce ever longer and crisper hackle. Not me though.

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Big Fish Week Germany

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Last week we again caught several great pikes, a serious trophy one included!

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Winter Meetings

Thursday, 14 November 2019

This Saturday will be the first BFCC Meeting in Yorkshire, at the Northern Fishing School run by Marina Gibson. We will be running the usual casting competition events starting with accuracy as this is always a good event to get everyone together and support each competitor. The tuition will be provided by some of our top instructors, who will be available during the day to advise anyone attending whether a beginner or experienced caster. It’s currently predicted to be dry that day, with light winds, but very cold, so hopefully we’ll have plenty of hot drinks available to keep us all warm.

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Childhood memories

Friday, 15 November 2019

Last Friday when my daughters were coming to visit me we talked about my childhood. No smartphones, computers etc, just playing with friends and some fishing. After that I started to think about which are my first memories about fishing. In FP photo is my first official catch when I was 2 years old. (I can’t remember that one) With fast check I couldn’t find so much photos about fishing even I know I have them somewhere. You know ones which are old fashion ones. But there is four memories which always popup on my mind when I think my fishing history.

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Surf Candy

Saturday, 16 November 2019

There are thousands and thousands of well established fly patterns in the world. Some are not necessarily known world wide, but are still well established “local” or “regional” patterns. I’m certain, for instance, that there are many well established Danish and Scandinavian salt water flies that would do extremely well in tropical settings, if they ever made it across the pond. There are also plenty of patterns specific to a river, a lake or maybe a region that of course would do well in other rivers and lakes, and yet never seem to “move away from home”.

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Campfires

Sunday, 17 November 2019

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.
---Henry David Thoreau

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Ronan's Report

10.5lb Trout.. Yes!

It takes at least 300 days to catch a trout over 10lbs. At least it does if you fish like me. I don’t target them all the time of course, just when the mood hits me. It’s all about the fish, not the fishing so it really is mood dependant. Every one has been a […]

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