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Ben Lupton
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North country wet flies - retied
I won't lie, I rather impressed myself with the tying and photography of the Partridge and Yellow earlier in the year. As a result I set about re-tying and photographing some more spiders. Last year after purchasing Rob Smith's excellent The North Country F...
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Rain, rain it's here to stay.
Rain, pah, what rain. No fair weather fisherman here, not these days, I can't afford to be that choosy anymore. Twice week before last I've fished in the rain, my new Taimen wading jacket that came with a pair of waders I bought has done a fantastic job at ...
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Rain forces a change
I was on holiday last week, a free pass on Tuesday gave me opportunity to meet up with Steve. The morning greeted us with persistent rain, however our plans were already made so with a little hesitation I made the hours drive to our club river. We planned t...
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Opening day: Expectation vs reality
Peering below a bridge, an image every angler recognises April fools. I think the joke was on me Friday. On Thursday as a pre-season appetiser Tom and I went to Earith Lakes fishery for a short morning session. Neither of us hadn't really cast a fly line du...
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In Limbo
No need to hold the fin up It's that time of year again, no mans land, the coarse season has ended and the start of the trout season is two weeks away in my part of the country. I ended the coarse season last Sunday having a final crack at the grayling and ...
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It's been a while
It's fair to say things have been pretty quiet on the fishing front for me, I don't think I was prepared for how disruptive changing jobs as well as having a newborn would be. I'm certain a balance has now been reached as I have settled into a routine and b...
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I've been busy preparing for early season dry-fly action and tying flies for a Wild Trout Trust Auction lot for next year; this will be my first time taking part in the WTT auctions having been inspired by Matt Eastham Three flies form my early season stapl...
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Killer Bug Revisited - New Colours
Ok, so this is the article I wrote for Eat, Sleep, Fish E-zine, but there are some new pictures and a video that I haven't revealed before on this blog. Take a look at the new colour variants at the bottom of the post to see what else you can do with the ki...
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Where Have The Trout Gone
Since the beginning of September there had been a marked change in my fishing. For some reason the trout have been very thin on the ground compared to earlier in the season. Grayling have been present since before their season started and on certain beats t...
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This Is Not The End
A pewter shadow laying on the bottom Tom and I fished during the last week of September, we thought we were fishing our last session of the trout season but we have since found out the trout season doesn't end until 30th of October - who knew - I always tho...
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