Tag Archives: Fly Fishing

Dry Flies & Nymphs For Early-Season Success


Written by: Isobella Ash

BT Sport Presenter and England Rivers International Angler, Andy Ford talks dry flies and nymphs best for early-season success & the materials you’ll need. When you’re planning your approach for the new season, what do you tie? Those boxes that were used and abused back in October have probably got more gaps in them than […]

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Tips For Fishing Gear Maintenance: Rods & Reels, Waders, And Fly Lines


Written by: Isobella Ash

Most fishing gear will last for years if you treat it right, and incorrect storage can shorten that life span or ruin the aesthetics of a fine rod or reel. For instance, C. Boyd Pfeiffer, the godfather of tackle craft, tells of how he put a fly rod away wet, and when he retrieved it […]

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Interview With An Orvis-Endorsed Guide: Paul Haldenwang


Written by: Isobella Ash

This blog was written by Neville Broad, a previous Salt Champion (2016 and 2017) and Orvis UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival Guide.  Here he interviews Orvis-Endorsed Guide, Salty Dog Fishing’s Paul Haldenwang about saltwater fly fishing for bass, the Salty Dog experience, & more! Meet the Orvis-Endorsed Guide – Salty Dog Fishing’s Paul Haldenwang. I […]

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What You Need For Grayling Fishing On The Fly This Winter


Written by: Isobella Ash

Andy Ford is an England Rivers International fly angler and co-presenter of the BT Sport TV fishing show ‘On The Bank’. Here he tells us all about his love of fishing for winter grayling. As the warmth of summer makes way for cooler weather and shorter days, anticipation starts to grow in me. Rain falls, […]

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Success For The Inaugural Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival 2020


Written by: Isobella Ash

Our first ever Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival took place from Friday 4th September to Sunday 6th September 2020 in Chichester, with 60 anglers taking part in the opening festival.  This safe and social event for anglers was a huge success and a lot of fun! The fishing marks across Chichester, Hayling, and Thorny Island […]

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Orvis Mullet Fishing Tips


Written by: Isobella Ash

Brought to you by Colin Macleod. I have had the great pleasure to fish with a Recon fly rod, paired with a Hydros reel, for the past three seasons, and what a delight it has been! The intrepid duo has delivered 144 mullet to date and still have the appetite for many more. The tally […]

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Preparing For The Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival


Written by: Isobella Ash

Brought to you by Colin Macleod Just days to go until the inaugural Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival and I can’t wait! Storm Francis may be cracking his cheeks along the south coast at the moment but thankfully the Festival Weather Gods have promised light winds and spells of warm sunshine for the running of […]

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A Fishing Day At Chichester: Finding Marks And More


Written by: Isobella Ash

My name is Tom Skipsey and I’m the Orvis Riverkeeper. Throughout my angling career, I have had a lot of chances to meet like-minded anglers, some who have become good friends and great fishing partners. One person, in particular, is Susan Skrupa. We met last year at the saltwater fly fishing festival in Cornwall. Thinking […]

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