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Tweed Early Season Tactics

This isn’t intended to be a comprehensive angling guide, just a few pointers for novices and beginners which will hopefully help put a few trout in the net.

Fly identification is important but not something we will consider in detail just now. However, if you’re a river angler you should consider buying “A Pocket Guide To Matching The Hatch” by Peter Lapsley and Cyril Bennett. This is an excellent little book and is available online for around £6. It explains everything in simple language which should help even the most inexperienced angler to make an informed choice of fly rather than a hopeful guess.

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Pre-Fishing Season Checks

As the trout season approaches it’s always a good idea to give all your kit a quick check to make sure everything is in order before you hit the river. It only takes a few minutes and is well worth the effort.

First check your rod. Examine the blank for cracks, paying particular attention to the joins. Check the joints for grit and sand and if necessary give them a clean. Make sure they fit snugly together and don’t come loose while you’re fishing. Read more ›

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