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Finally Making the Switch

Despite the rising popularity of switch rods over the last three to four years, it wasn’t until last summer that I finally saw the light.  I have known of the many advantages that were advertised with switch rods/outfits such as a great small river tool, less cumbersome, being able to cast in tight tree lined […]

Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend 2013

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Vision Sub Zero Jacket Review

Since arriving some three months ago now the new Vision Sub Zero Jacket has become a permanent fixture on my back. Obviously, it’s been designed with fishermen in mind, but Vision have come up trumps with a stylish garment that doesn’t look out of place on the highstreet, a nice touch for those who travel […]

Rio Masters Update

Rio Masters Update – July 9th saw the Midlands final held at Grafham, looking at the anglers and the teams I knew this was a really tough match; over half the anglers participating were internationals and fishing their local water. The Soldier Palmers (previous winners) had put in an incredible 5 days practice and would […]

Fine line on the Gaula

It is difficult to know what put the kybosh on the fishing on Norway’s River Gaula around Storen in the last full week of the 2011 season but here’s a thing: The previous week a ‘Flood of a Hundred Years’ saw a huge lump of water measuring 1300 m³/second at the Haga Bridge in Storen […]

Well, that was just about as good as it gets

Fact: the River Varzuga is salmon fishing paradise. At one o’clock in the morning of the final Saturday we were due to return home, I was photographing my lodge mate Craig land his 100th salmon of our week at the lower camp’s home pool. The handshake that followed was one of many highlights of a […]

Vision Switch

I like many others was sceptical of the modern switch rods, but after using them for just over 12 months they now make up a serious part of my armoury, and my go to rods for small and medium sized rivers, as well as low water. The Vision VSS4117  has the performance to go with […]

2011 The season so far ! – Rio Masters

The long anticipated new season is finally here; and our lads have been out in force since the opening weekend; continuing their impressive form from last season that culminated in a Silver Medal in the Lexus European Fly-Fishing Championships. April 1st saw the team descend en-mass to Rutland for the opening day extravaganza. Favourable conditions […]

Method of the Month

The warm start to the season has been a welcome one. Not only does it make the fishing more enjoyable for us as anglers; it also provides us with a hatch or two. This has been especially true on the Midlands reservoirs where buzzers have been the approach for many anglers. A simple set up […]

Rio Tapered Trout leaders

The 9’ Rio tapered trout leaders have been in the Guide fly fishing range for a few years now, but for me the recent introduction of the 12’ leaders was long awaited. Tying your fly straight to the end of this leader is fine but my preference, where conditions and surroundings allow tend to be […]