Whether you’re venturing out on lake or river, chances are a some point a niggling wind will spring up to ruin your presentation. This is especially true on those early spring outings when we’re plagued with unpredictable conditions. Nothing is worse now than being on a favourite beat only to be faced with a grueling downstream breeze.
Written by: Paul Procter
Come the New Year, our thoughts often turn to the season ahead and of course our fishing equipment. Regardless of whether you dabble with grayling during the colder months or not, it’s best to give your equipment the once over prior to a new season.
Generally speaking, October and November can provide us with memorable days when it comes to grayling. As the sun sinks ever lower each day, Large dark olives and Pale watery duns have their last fling before winter takes hold.
The ending of any trout season can be tinged with sadness for many fisherman, yet it also brings with it an overwhelming feeling of content satisfaction as well as offering an opportunity to reflect on the season that was.
A lot more popular these days, barbless hooks are fish friendly when practicing C&R.
Although grayling technically come into season on June 16th, for those wielding trout rods the dawn of October is when our thoughts switch to them proper.
This applies to all us fisher folk if we are honest. The fish aren’t biting. The water is too warm. They don’t want the flies I fish. They don’t fight very well.
The Helios 3 strung up and ready for battle in deepest Russia.
The launch of the Helios 3 had us all itching to get our grubby mitts on this new and exciting rod. After all, who wouldn’t be intrigued by claims of “true tracking and deadly accurate”? Skeptics might say this is mere hype, though having compared the H3 side by side with both its predecessors the H1 and H2, I can confidently say a dollop of truth exists.
Rivers and streams directly reliant on rainwater are prone to shrinking when periods of drought strike. From nature’s perspective, such conditions might be considered the norm, as over millennia stream dwelling creatures have evolved to cope with these extremes.
Children won’t remember the days playing Xbox or sitting on their phones talking to their friends on Snapchat. They will, however, cherish the days where their parents took them outdoors and spent quality time with them.