Hook of the Month: Fulling Mill Czech Nymph Hook
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by Fulling Mill
1w ago
Our hook of the month for April is our barbless Czech Nymph Hook. This hook is incredibly versatile and can be used for a wide range of nymphs and dries to achieve a curved body effect. Scuds and caddis are obvious examples here, but it’s also excellent for tying realistic mayflies as well. But don’t stop there! This is also a great hook for tying emergers and dry flies. Due to its curved shape, it allows you to tie patterns that sit deeper in the film. This makes it ideal for any pattern that represents an emerging, cripple or stuck insect. On picky fish or tricky days on the water, these pa ..read more
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Cover Artist Highlight: Rachel Finn
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by Fulling Mill
2w ago
Who is Rachel Finn? In her own words she’s “a hopeless trout bum that has been guiding for 30 years in the Adirondacks at the Hungry Trout.” We’ll tell you what though, Rachel is a hell of a lot more than that. Rachel with a fine brown trout on the Ausable River. Flylords image. Not only has she guided in the Adirondacks for 30 years, but she guided float trips for 10 years in Alaska. She is also hopelessly in love with Argentina and has a passion for hosting trips to cool places! But let’s be honest, winter’s in NY are cold as hell and you need to find things other than fishing to fill the w ..read more
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Lough Fishing in Ireland: Mad March
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by Tom Doc
3w ago
Early season is upon us again and here in Ireland the 1st of March saw nearly all our trout loughs open for business. With that some hardy anglers will start venturing forth. This time of the year gives you a chance to blow the cobwebs off and to get back into the swing of things. If you’re interested in lough fishing in Ireland, this one’s for you! The rewards of braving the March weather when lough fishing in Ireland are worth it!Wear warm clothes Before we get into the tactics one important caveat: wrap up well! The damp cold which can be a feature here in our spring will test you. I remem ..read more
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NEW Product Announcement: Fulling Mill Dubbing Box
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by Fulling Mill
1M ago
As part of launching our new fly tying range we designed and produced an all-new dubbing box. It was designed and produced in the UK, just like all of the other fly boxes in our range. Our goal was to not only create a dubbing box that functions better than anything else on the market, but also one that would make storage at your tying desk much easier. So, we made them easily stackable. This will allow you to store dozens and dozens of dubbings in one place without taking up much room. Our dubbing box has 12 slots, each designed to hold an entire 1 gram pack of dubbing. Additionally, the ba ..read more
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NEW Product Announcement: Fulling Mill Fly Patch
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by Fulling Mill
1M ago
After several years of development, we’re thrilled to launch the newest addition to our Fulling Mill Fly Box range: The Fulling Mill Fly Patch! This box can attach via pin, lanyard or Velcro, which makes it easy to affix to your shirt, waders, wading vest or pack. It’s a true working box that’s easy to access on the water. It’s versatile and can help you fish efficiently without having to go in and out of your bag. Patrick Tillard imageThe inside of the box features two sheets of slotted foam with a total capacity of 180 flies. The front and top of the box have magnets for additional, quick a ..read more
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New Fly Tying Tutorials: Nymphs, Streamers and Dries
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by Fulling Mill
1M ago
As the winter tying season has pushed forward, we’ve been showcasing new fly tying tutorials each week. Some of them feature our very own Technical Manager Steve Carew, whereas others are done by our Signature Tyers themselves. Whether you like to tie dries, nymphs or streamers there are new ones for everyone in here. Roza’ Pink PT The Pheasant Tail Nymph is a tried and true classic fish catcher. In this fly tying tying tutorial Luboš walks us through how he ties it, and why he finds it to be so effective. This pink beaded version is one of Luboš Roza’s confidence variations of the pheasant t ..read more
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Boat Fishing Stillwaters for Trout: A Complete Guide
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by Rob Edmunds
1M ago
Lochs and reservoirs are huge expanses of water. This will feel especially true if you are more accustomed to fishing rivers or small still waters. They are daunting places for all but the most experienced anglers. This means that many anglers don’t feel comfortable fishing them. I’ve experienced a long and painful journey with many hours of failure and even more time reflecting on my choices. But my experiences have been enjoyable. In this article I thought I’d go right back to basics and provide an in-depth guide for everyone who is considering boat fishing stillwaters for trout. Follow the ..read more
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Late Season Salmon Fishing in Norway
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by Thies Reimers
2M ago
Fly Fishing for Atlantic salmon is getting more and more expensive. Meanwhile, the opportunities for encountering large salmon over 30 pounds are becoming more rare. Instead of staying home in August, it can be worth having a look into the underrated late season salmon fishing in Norway where large salmon are a definite possibility if using the appropriate methods. On the Gaula River in middle Norway the backend of the season (from the second week of August) can often be both very good value for money and very exciting. Most pools at this time are stocked with the large spring and summer ..read more
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New for 2024: Woolly Buggers
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by Fulling Mill
2M ago
Are there a couple of Woolly Buggers in your fly box? We’d be really surprised if there weren’t. We can confidently say that the woolly bugger is one of the most well-known flies in the world—for good reason. It’s one of the most effective of all time. Tied in all manner of sizes and colors, it’s beauty is in how versatile it is. The Woolly Bugger imitates a huge range of forage, like baitfish, leeches, crayfish and damsels. You can fish it unweighted, or with a bead. You can fish it on a floating line, a sinking line, or anything in between. It performs in salt water, and fresh. You can stri ..read more
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Cicada Madness: Our Favorite Cicada Patterns
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by Fulling Mill
2M ago
If you live in the Midwest or Southeast US, buckle up. Two broods of cicadas (XIX and XIII) will be hatching simultaneously starting in April. This is the first time these two broods have emerged simultaneously in over 200 years. The resulting swarm of cicadas is going to motivate every fish near to munch these big meals. You better get ready and add some to your fly box. To help you prep for the upcoming hatch, we want to share two of our favorite cicada patterns with you—The Project Cicada and the Megah Moodah. Both of them are purpose-built by Curtis Fry of Fly Fish Food and are some serio ..read more
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