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Tuesday, 23 February 2021  |  Ann

Understandably, river anglers will have their fingers crossed and be praying for decent conditions come the brown trout season on rivers. Chances are however there’s likely to be a deluge beforehand, rendering rivers out of sorts for dry fly fishing. With caddis larvae busy developing over the winter months the opening weeks of the season see many of these sheltering in their cases beneath stones and the likes.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021  |  Ann

Beadhead Straggle Tadpole Come spring, we’ll all be praying for mild conditions and hatching buzzers, yet the truth is we’re often subjected to chilly winds that send temperatures crashing. Often now, we have to adopt search tactics to cover more ground and hopefully, find the trout!

Monday, 8 February 2021  |  Ann

What’s Happening?
With winter beginning to release her icy grip, March sees fly life wake up on stillwaters. Blessed with reasonable temperatures upwards of 7oC we can expect to see dark buzzers emerging with dark brown and black being dominate colours. During more inhospitable conditions, trout are likely to be grubbing about in search of shrimp (gammarus) or cased caddis.

Friday, 15 January 2021  |  Sarah
Clothing Size Guide - All Manufacturers

With so many manufacturers what size clothing do you need? Here you will find a size guide for each manufacturer available to The Essential Fly for easy measuring.

Thursday, 24 September 2020  |  Ann

Understand And Take Advantage Of
Trout Feeding Patterns

Thursday, 24 September 2020  |  Sarah

Semperfli Fly Paint in Fluorescent solid and metallic enhanced colours give the ability to enhance flies like never before.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020  |  Sarah

Designed to be no-nonsense, easy to pack / unpack, and as comfortable as possible to carry. Features the same durable outer as the entire Greys luggage range.

Monday, 24 August 2020  |  Ann

We are proud to carry the Semperfli range of materials

Friday, 21 August 2020  |  Ann

Get those daddy flies out!

Thursday, 13 August 2020  |  Ann

Real innovation in rods can truly make a difference.

Wednesday, 12 August 2020  |  Ann

This is worth checking out!

Monday, 10 August 2020  |  Ann

We love the Mohican range of lures. They have proven absolutely deadly on our fishing trips.

Saturday, 1 August 2020  |  Ann

It will seriously be worth your while checking your email this weekend!

Friday, 31 July 2020  |  Ann

So pleased that we have this great range of hooks in store!

Thursday, 30 July 2020  |  Ann

Patterns for trout lures and streamers

Tuesday, 28 July 2020  |  Ann

Always use the best tools for the job

Monday, 27 July 2020  |  Ann

We thought we would share with you some articles that may help provide some interesting reading/learning during this time and for some great fishing. For our fly tying friends below is also some tying inspiration including a great video. By clicking on the links below, you will be taken to much more information. We hope you enjoy it and find it helpful.

Saturday, 25 July 2020  |  Ann

Warmer weather is here with hotter weather forecast. Some people think that once it gets so hot and sunny, that fishing is off. That may not be the case, we just have to think differently.

Thursday, 23 July 2020  |  Ann

Evening Feeding Frenzy?

Tuesday, 21 July 2020  |  Ann

We are so pleased to have this amazing super strong tying thread in store!


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