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  • the salmon school


    SalmonSchools – open for bookings

    Published On: 01.02.24|

    The SalmonSchool enters its 19th year of providing expert salmon fishing tuition, experience, food and accommodation, plus among the best chances of catching a salmon in the UK! Hosted by Anthony Steel of Kirkwood & Mark Bowler editor of Fly Fishing & ...

  • By Allan Liddle

    In praise of the white-hackled wet fly

    Published On: 11.12.23|

    Dave  Heseltine's Smoky Joe has already inspired a number of white-hackled wet fly variants White-hackled wets: (from left) Smoky Joe and white-hackled variants. In the December 2023 edition of Fly Fishing and Fly Tying, David ...

  • Published On: 20.02.24

    Wet fly fishing on Loch Rannoch

    Loch of the Soldier Palmer Mark Bowler describes a fabulous large loch on which to fish wet fly, in particular the Soldier Palmer. One of the most pleasant, classic ways to spend a day fly fishing is to work a team of wet flies, on a floating line, from a drifting boat on a ...

  • perfect cats whisker
    Published On: 20.02.24

    Tips and tricks to produce neater, better looking marabou flies

    Gavin Jehu – The Marabou Magician – offers tricks and tips (plus his own magic tool) to produce neater, better-looking and more effective marabou flies. Fluffy, furry heads, tails ...

  • man in river fishing for trout in tuscany
    Published On: 25.09.23

    Trout fishing in Tuscany

    John Capowski heads to four markedly different rivers for Trout fishing in Tuscany and Umbria regions of Italy.

  • Published On: 27.11.23

    Pre-tied cock pheasant fibre Daddy and Hopper legs

    Ready-tied Cock Pheasant Knotted Tails and Daddy Legs and Hopper Legs from Veniard About 13cm section (5 inches) from a cock pheasant tail. Individual fibres on both sides of the stem are knotted twice. Sections of cock pheasant tail with knots tied in each individual fibre. In my opinion, a ...

  • Published On: 03.05.23

    Wizz tools attach by magnetism

    Magnetic tools including Tungsten-carbide Nippers, Nippers, Hook Sharpeners and Peang multi-tool 

  • Published On: 12.04.23

    Stonfo Trimmer tool

    Stonfo Trimmer Tool for surgical precision cutting and picking at the vice

  • Published On: 19.01.24

    Modern ways with Waddington shanks

    Magnus Angus demonstrates how the Waddington shank can be used to carry a single hook, and how this can relate to it being used for salmon and sea trout in  modern fishing styles

  • Published On: 05.12.23

    Up close with sharks and jacks in the harbour

    The big lemon sharks and jacks that patrol the harbour at the FF&FT Saltwater Flats Fly-fishing School in the Bahamas always attract attention. Denis Symonds got up close with ...

  • Published On: 27.11.23

    Tying a Shipman’s Buzzer

    Shipman's Buzzer is a superb emerger to use when midges (buzzers) are hatching from the surface of a stillwater or reservoir. It can be fished static or pulled. ...

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