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Jan Siman’s Fluro Indicators

I’m a big fan of playing around with new tackle and gear, more so when I know that my clients and students will benefit from this ‘research’. I’ve been playing around with Jan Siman’s Fluorescent Indicators for quite a while now, and I’ve found them to be the best braided indicators for short-line nymphing techniques.┬áIn […]

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Product Review: RIO’s Trout LT Fly Line

It’s taken a while (a damn while!), but I’ve finally got it written up! What was started last September as a simple product overview has turned into a rather large project, all for you lovely bunch! The RIO Trout LT fly line offers superb presentation of small flies with fantastic spey casting potential. Next time […]

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Brown Trout, Schliske Bamboo, Punk Rock, and Beer. Sweet!

The above title = ‘Nuff said. Check out the reel-scream at 01:48! Go see Matt’s amazing rod builds at www.bamboo-fisher.com. Like I said, sweet!

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Last Days of Trout, Casting Practice & Fly Line Reviews

The evening’s view, beats practicing in a field! Only one more day until our beloved trout season ends and our small, wild stream trout are free from angling pressure until March 2011. March 2011…five long months away. God, evening typing it is depressing. Still, with the end of the season insight and with the first […]

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The White Stuff

Tony Montana with his preferred alternative to fumed silica desiccating powder… FFISW: What seems to be the problem officer? Police Officer: Do you mind explaining to me what this large tub of white powder is please Sir? FFISW: It’s siliconised desiccating powder Officer. PO: Come again? FFISW: Desiccant powder? You know, you brush it onto […]

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Polaroid Sunglasses: Review Coming Soon

More and more eyes are taking notice of FFISW, it appears, as the nice people at Polaroid have been generous enough to send me a great looking pair of Polaroid polarized sunglasses (specifically, the Bamboo P7027B model) for review. First impressions are looking very positive though, as the fit, feel and general build appear to […]

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Bring The Noise!

Last Sunday saw me back up on the headwaters for yet another ass kicking. After preparing my gear the night before everything looked set for a fantastic day out, then Mother Nature went and dumped a deluge of water onto the Brecon Beacons (like the sneaky bitch playful scamp she is) while I was sleeping. […]

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New Trout Season to Center Stage Please

It’s finally here. The long winter of forced abstinence has lifted and we’re once allowed back onto the small streams which we love so much. The excitement, in all honesty, had been building since the previous October, but the final week had been an almost torturous affair, with time grinding to a halt seeming to […]

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FFISW Loves Orvis Henry's Fork II Wading Boots

You want comfy? Orvis do comfy. I’ve been using these boots for the last couple of seasons, and I was instantly amazed at just how well these boots handle the tough environs of the Welsh freestone streams and rivers and, in particular, that of the river Taff catchment. Due to extended use and complacency, I […]

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