Sticky stuff in fly tying!

I guess many of you will already know about this material and process, however, there may be other slow old codgers like me out there who have not yet woken up to some new fangled techniques and materials not available to us 50 years ago! Having for many years used various forms of varnish for fly tying, I recently become aware of, and succumbed to buying, an extortionally priced small bottle of epoxy resin liquid which is cured by UV light.


Fishing Rods.

We are often asked about acquiring the 'right' fishing rod for float tube use. The answer to this is similar to the ' how long is a piece of string' question! One universal answer however is that whatever make you choose, the normal fly rod would be between nine and ten feet long in old measurements. (I taught metric measurements from 1968 but still think in feet and inches - perhaps I haven't quite succumbed to Franco/German domination yet).


Why go float tubing?

How often have you fished from the shore and had the frustration of watching numerous fish topping just beyond you furthest casting range? If you have ever experienced this and remained fishless, then you have identified one of the major reasons for taking to a float tube and going after your prey. It doesn't mean that you will automatically catch the trout you see, but at least you can get amongst them and work out the best method from an advantageous position.

What is needed to start Float Tubing?

Basic equipment consists of your normal fly fishing tackle, a float tube of your choice (probably a Vee or U tube design), stocking foot chest waders, a life jacket (of at least 120 Newtons capacity), and a pair of fins.

Why do some anglers catch more fish than others?

How often have we heard the statement "he is sure to catch today"? The question is, 'why will he be successful while his compatriots  may remain fishless'? There is no simple answer to this conundrum. However, the sum, or partial total of a number of factors may contribute towards the perceived success. What are these factors?
  • Knowledge of the water being fished. There are undoubtedly 'hot spots' on lakes, these may change position throughout the season or even through the day.
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