|Posted by Chris Dore on July 6, 2020 at 2:50 AM|
A recent river session with a good mate found us talking about short grabs - those hits to the swung fly that just never seem to convert into hook ups. My feelings were that they can often be turned into a hook up if the angler simply does nothing, and then a little bit of something. Follow me...
Tap, tap, tap. We have all felt it. It’s ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on September 20, 2018 at 9:35 PM|
“Hi Chris. Thank you for all the helpful articles and posts that you write. One in particular that I really liked was your article on the Dore's Mr Glister with the list of materials and the way you fish it etc. Using stuff I had amongst my tying stuff I have tied a couple of similar flies (I didn't have exactly the same ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on September 10, 2018 at 9:45 PM|
|Posted by Chris Dore on August 25, 2018 at 9:40 PM|
1) You will never, never...never never never ever flick a tangle free from the rod tip.
2) If I say its a fish, its a fish.
3) If I say rock, its a r...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on August 25, 2018 at 8:55 PM|
I personally don’t use stoneflies a lot in the waters I guide but they allow you to really go to town on profile, accents and importantly for big, come eat me legs, let’s talk more about this...
A good stonefly imitation is my go to in deeper, rocky runs, or big pools where you need your fly to be seen. On many of my So...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on August 15, 2018 at 7:40 PM|
Swinging sexy water. Don’t just fire out random casts thinking they will work. Identify structure in the water ahead of you and think about how your fly will present to fish holding around that structure. How fast / slow will the fly pass through the bingo zone and should it accelerate, remain uniform or slow as it does...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on August 5, 2018 at 4:50 AM|
Having a variety of flies, in a number of patterns and profiles, along with a variety of heads and sink tip options sure makes a difference on those slower, winter days. Add in a bit of imagination and a few different retrieves and you not only increase your options, but renew your entheusiasm with each change.
Because lifes too short to do the same old, same o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on July 25, 2018 at 9:40 AM|
So I’ve received a number of messages this week as to how I fish Mr Glister streamers. Do I just swing it, do I strip it? Well, it all depends on the water etc and how the fish are reacting.
In larger, deeper pools I will often fish them slow and deep across and down, letting it swing under control across the current. While the fly sports plenty of m...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on July 20, 2018 at 9:15 AM|
One thing I often see in many anglers fly boxes are a plethora of different patterns but sure enough, most are of a similar size range, and usually tungsten beaded.
Now we all know that trout will most likely eat your favourite size 14 beadhead but what if they don’t? Will you switch to another 14 of a different flavour? Chances are, changi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Chris Dore on July 12, 2018 at 9:10 AM|
So let’s look at caddis. The good old elk hair caddis has long been a favourite of mine as a dry / dropper fly, floating high with a wing angled upwards enough to see. But there’s another reason I fish them so much, trout will usually shun an emerger, dun or spinner that drags even to the slightest degree. However, caddis routi...Read Full Post »