New Hatch Chart Available & New Products Launched!

Wednesday, 1 September 2021  |  Sarah
September is typically the last month of Trout fishing (in most of the UK). Wether you are fishing on rivers or stillwaters this month is ideal for larger terrestrials, on warmer days you might find the odd cranefly / daddy flying around the place too.

Daddy or Crane flies are land dwellers and the wind blows them into the water, where they are devoured by Trout (like we would a Scone with Clotted Cream and Jam!)
They hatch on cool humid mornings in the ground and are not terribly strong at flying and is costantly being blown about by the wind.

When they land on the water their legs act as a trigger to the fish as they try to take off, so keep twitching your fly!
 
 

Free Hatch Chart

Our hatch charts are offered free of charge to registered customers.  They are released throughout the fishing year in advance to enable you to prepare in time for your fishing trips. They offer a reference chart by way of a guide as to what should be hatching in normal weather conditions. Please check the access instructions below.

Accessing the Hatch Chart - New Location

  1. Go to www.theessentialfly.com
  2. FIRST login to your account using your own email address and personal account password
  3. From the main menu bar across the top of the screen look for the Hatch Chart link
  4. Hover over this link and from the sub menu that appears the Hatchchart link will appear
 
Rio Products - Elite Single-Handed spey
The Rio Products - Elite Single-Handed Spey is a perfect line for roll and single-handed Spey casts with low-stretch, ultra-slick performance.

Designed to be a fantastic tool for anglers that prefer / need to perform roll and single-handed Spey casts. The rear weight distribution loads a rod deeply in the tightest of quarters, allowing anglers to make long, effortless casts with obstacles close behind.
 
Though primarily designed for roll casting, the Rio Products - Elite Single-Handed Spey also performs exceptionally easy overhead casts with incredibly smooth loop control. 

Built on Rio's low stretch ConnectCore Plus for maximum performance, and features SlickCast- the slickest, most durable coating on the market.  
 
Loon Outdoors - Accessories
A biodegradable putty strike indicator, ideal to keep in touch with your flies and ensure rivers are kept clean!

The Loon Outdoors Biostrike Indicator is a putty that nakes adjusting the depth and size of your indicator simple. It is also reusable, biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

To use the Loon Outdoors Biostrike Indicator simply roll into a ball with wet fingers and apply anywhere to your leader. When finished simply remove it from the leader and place back in the container.

Keep your shake floatant close at hand, the Loon Outdorrs Medium Caddy fits the Easy Dry, Blue Ribbon and Top Ride, the Medium Caddy secures the securely and conveniently with a hady attachment clip.
  • Holds 2 oz. bottles securely
  • Made with extra-strength nylon
  • Attaches to vest with clip
Also available in Small for Floatants and Sinkants!
The sleekest way to store your floatants and sinkants. With the sleek metallic design the Loon Outdoors Aluminium Caddy holds your bottles of floatant or sinkant with a secure easy clip or ball chain fasteners. It is so light it can even be attached to a zinger!
  • Holds 1/2 oz bottles securely
  • Made with ultralight aluminum
  • Attaches to vest with clip
Moisture absorbing beads for reviving tired, soggy flies!

The Loon Outdoors Easy Dry dries out saturated flies, ready for a new application of floatant for another dip in the water. Simply place fly and leader tip into the container and shake.

The Loon Outdoors Easy Dry can be used multiple times, you will easily know when you need to get another bottle, the blue indicator beads turn pink when they have become too saturated for further use.

Don't bother waiting for your flies to get saturated with water, get your flies down straight away and get fishing!  Flies treated with Henrys Sinket quickly break surface tension and rapidly drop in the water column to where the fish are.

It is especially effective on streamers, getting flies down on the first cast rather than having to wait until saturation of materials.
All other gel floatants are measured by the standard of Aquel. This premium gel floatant is regarded as the world's best.

A long lasting, silicon based which won't melt when it is hot or harden when it is cold.

Add to that the fact that it actually masks human odor and will not leave any slick on even the calmest water.
Loon Outdoors - Up & Down Kit contains Aquel floatant and Henry Sinket
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