Fly Fishing

What To Consider When Choosing a Salmon Fly?

By finandgame / June 10, 2020 /

What fly is often the million-dollar question? The fly is, or should be, the only thing the fish will see and so it is important to make sure we have given our selves the best chance of offering the fish what it wants. There are a few factors that I consider when choosing a salmon…

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​Mackenzie FX1 Saltwater Fly Rod Review

By finandgame / April 20, 2020 /

As with the majority of my conversations with Scott Mackenzie, the discussion soon turned to fishing, recent trips, current catches and future trips. I mentioned that I had an up and coming saltwater trip to Alponse Island in the Seychelles. Scott asked if I would mind taking out his new range of FX1 saltwater rods…

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Fin And Game’s Early Season Fly Fishing Tips

By finandgame / April 20, 2020 /

Planning on fishing on the River Tweed this year? We asked Head Boatman of Upper Floors, Johnathan Mackereth, for some tips on the best equipment for fishing in the early season. Early Season Tips – PT.1 – Lines In the early spring you usually have bigger and colder waters so you need something which is…

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How To Successfully Dry Fly In Different Water And Weather Conditions

By finandgame / June 9, 2020 /

Now that the weather has warmed up and the evenings are getting longer, insect activity has increased to hatches through the day and into the evenings giving the dry fly fisher a great opportunity to catch some good-sized trout. The low water flows that we have just now are making dry fly fishing quite challenging…

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How To Pack For A Saltwater Fishing Trip

By finandgame / June 9, 2020 /

Packing For Fly Fishing In Alphonse, The Seychelles Packing marks the start of the holiday for me. I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to tackle and kit so I weirdly enjoy packing. The anticipation for the trip kicks in when I search the latest offerings from the leading manufactures to see…

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Preparing For The Early Brown Trout Fishing Season

By finandgame / June 9, 2020 /

Fin and Game’s confessed trout bum, John MacLennan, gives us the low down on how to prepare for the upcoming trout season. We even convinced him to share his fly box collection with us. John’s latest fishing adventure was to Colorado, visiting his favourite river – The Roaring Fork.  With the brown trout season now…

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Patagonia Have Changed The Wader Game: The Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders

By finandgame / June 9, 2020 /

PATAGONIA MIDDLE FORK PACKABLE WADERS  For those of us who travel with our waders, we know how much weight and space they can take up, often on trips where both are a luxury you can’t afford. When I first saw the Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders packaged away, I thought it was a packable waterproof jacket. Never…

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Why You Need Fast Sinking Lines This Spring

By finandgame / June 9, 2020 /

As we move in to the new year, we start to see more and more rivers beginning to open. The 10th January sees the first Scottish rivers opening for the season. After the long close season, we are all keen to get back out on to the river in search of some early season action. The…

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Announcing The New Hardy HBX Series

By finandgame / June 9, 2020 /

Hardy have been hand crafting rods and reels in Alnwick, England for over 120 years. A record no other tackle manufacturer will come close too. All made in England, ranges have been made by master craftsmen and carry the tradition of excellence for which Hardy has become known. The new HBX range is no different.…

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The Ultimate Fly Fishing Gift Guide

By finandgame / June 9, 2020 /

Need some inspiration for a gift for the passionate fisherman? We have the ultimate guide for fishing gifts which every fisherman is going to love!  1. Thomas and Thomas Zone Fly Rod – £449.00 Thomas and Thomas have been making rods since 1969. To those who have used them, it will come as no surprise that…

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