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River Tips, Tackle & Techniques for August

August is usually a month where you have to go small and have perfect presentation, due to low water levels and lack of flow (it is sometimes like fishing a stillwater!). A stealthy approach is still required, so no wading unless you really have to. Where you can get away with it, use a longer leader than normal - long range fishing with minimum disturbance.

Sedge/Caddis: There consists of around 30 distinct Caddis/Sedge species found throughout the UK, Europe and Russia. These Caddis flies are known as humpless case-maker Caddis flies. Caddis flies are easily identified by the way they fly, think of an airplane with a dodgy engine, their flight is very haphazzard. They will also drop down to the water surface to lay their eggs, generally intercepted by the waiting trout. Caddis can be found in every part of the British Isles. They can be especially prolific in Central, Southern and South West England; in Wales and Northern England (Ribble and Eden), and in parts of Scotland.

Paragraph 2 - August is usually a month where you have to go small and have perfect presentation, due to low water levels and lack of flow (it is sometimes like fishing a stillwater!). A stealthy approach is still required, so no wading unless you really have to. Where you can get away with it, use a longer leader than normal - long range fishing with minimum disturbance.


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Stillwater Tips, Tackle & Techniques for August

The first month of the Grayling season (in most of the UK). If the weather holds up and it is warm, do not ignore the dry flies, This is the best month for Grayling on the dry fly. Generally, the smaller the fly the better, so break out that 6x tippet and long light rods. We have also included our Euro-Nymph Manifesto at the end of this section, to get you ready for when the serious nymphing occurs.

Quick Tip: When playing a grayling, always keep your rod low to the water, this will help preserve your tippet when the fish holds up in the flow.

Paragraph 2 - August is usually a month where you have to go small and have perfect presentation, due to low water levels and lack of flow (it is sometimes like fishing a stillwater!). A stealthy approach is still required, so no wading unless you really have to. Where you can get away with it, use a longer leader than normal - long range fishing with minimum disturbance.


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