Thursday, 6 May 2021  |  Ann

May is an exciting month for fly fishers. It seems spring has now sprung as everything has burst into life.

Monday, 26 April 2021  |  Ann

The month of April plays into the dry fly enthusiastís hands in April. Not only will there be the leftovers from Large dark olive hatches, but Olive uprights, Large brook duns and Iron blue duns will be on the menu too. The latter might be small, but IBDs often appear in huge numbers, making them an important hatch for trout. Often too, all the above flies will hatch side by side, giving us some of the finest dry fly sport of the season.

Friday, 9 April 2021  |  Sarah

Sometimes accidents happen but in a few cases, itís a fault with the product that needs to be rectified under warranty. Hereís some information on how the warranty works to get you and your kit back fishing...

Thursday, 8 April 2021  |  Ann

Check out these great tips from our Pro Anglers designed to get you catching

Tuesday, 23 March 2021  |  Ann

Olive Klinkhamer

In spring the weather can go either way. Faced with angry flood water, obviously nymphs we will need to scour the riverbed using nymphs

Thursday, 11 March 2021  |  Ann

What’s Happening?

Blessed with mild weather, expect to see dark buzzers hatching with black and brown shades still the dominant colours. In shallow bays, immature damsel nymphs will be active thought these are a fraction of the size of those mature nymphs we see in early June.  They are also much lighter in colour too, either a pale green, or straw colour.  Along stony shores where gravel occurs, there’s a good chance of cased caddis and if the weather remains chilly then trout are likely to be grubbing about for these.

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 thereís 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

Whatís 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!

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