Loop Evotec Reel

The Loop Evotec Reel series has a proven track record as one of the finest fly fishing
reels ever produced. The quality of design and precision engineering coupled with a superb drag system have made it a world leader which others follow and aspire to copy. The current Loop Evotec G4 Fly Reel is now produced in a stylish black anodised aluminium finish.
For those who prefer them a few stainless steel finish models may still be available whilst stocks last at 10% OFF

The Evotec Reel series has been re-designed. More unique than ever with the L-shaped logo that ties together our line of fly reels. Interior wise it is the same powerhouse of a reel, with the strong, and yet smooth, Power Matrix drag system that will be your best bet
when the fish of a lifetime hits your fly.The G4 is equipped with an ergonomically designed, non-friction winding handle, which prevents the fly line from getting entangled on it.
The counter-weight features an o-ring for attaching the tippet when not fishing.

• Housing and spool machined from one piece aircraft aluminium.
• Waterproof and salt tolerant.
• Components in stainless steel and anodised aluminium.
• All screws secured with Loc-Tite.
• Mechanized components from leading European manufacturers.
• Power Matrix Drag System.
• Easy-grip progressive brake knob.
• Simple, quick spool-change.
• Right or left retrieve a snap.
• Outgoing click (not available on FW).
• Precisely counterbalanced.

For those who prefer them a few stainless steel finish models may still be available whilst stocks last.
FW #3-5   FW #5-7   LW #7-9   HD #8-10

 

 

Vision Keeper Wader Offer

If you’re looking for quality breathable waders at a reasonable price then this offer could be just what you want, Vision quality at a very good price!

Keeper Stocking Foot Wader With Free Boots

The new Keeper wader by Vision is built using the experience of over a decade spent making breathable waders. A proven design, built with a durable yet light 4 layer fabric, taped neoprene “foot shaped” booties, Built-in gravel guards with elastic fitting around boot collar. They are easily folded down and worn at waist height. There’s an internal mesh pocket with zipper closure and Keeper waders are still supplied as standard with an adjustable belt.

• Waterproofing 20,000mm.
• Breathing ability 7,000g/m2/24h.
• No seam leg cut.
• Adjustable stretch web braces.
• Left/Right shaped neoprene feet.
• Easily worn at waist height.
• Built in gravel guards.
• Full wader belt.

With FREE Wading Boots
WORTH £59.99

Keeper Wading Boots
Built with Vision’s years of experience in wading gear, Keeper offers performance and value in equal measure. Keeper features a lightweight cordura upper with padded ankle, speed lacing system and heel/toe stabilisers. The heavy-duty EVA midsole protects from the sharpest rocks. Built for comfort on a wide last.

 

Vision Atom Rods

So you’re looking for a fly rod, you don’t want to spend a fortune, but you want a good modern rod, medium fast action but tuned to the sort of fishing you will be doing.
Then look no further, these rods casts beautifully and are very well finished for rods of this price, as you would expect from Vision.

Vision Atom Fly Rods

Vision lightweight Atom fly rods have a silky smooth medium fast action and offer great performance together with outstanding value for money. Each size is tuned for the job: shorter models with accuracy and presentation mainly in mind, while 9’6” and 10’ rods
are all about medium to long-range casting and fishing with more power. Metallic grey blanks are finished with wood insert or full Aluminium reel seats and quality cork grips.
Supplied in a matching, partitioned tube and covered by our 5 Year Warranty.
8′ #4
9′ #5
9 #6
9′ 6″ #7
10′ #7

If that wasn’t enough Vision also produce Atom Outfits!
Vision Atom Outfits

The Atom kit contains a medium fast, 3 – piece Atom rod, Deep die-cast aluminium reel and a great casting floating flyline. It is a great all round kit for learning the sport but will also fulfill the needs of any experienced fisherman. The kit is ready to fish – the backing, flyline and leader is prespooled and the whole kit is packed into a protective Cordura
tube with a reel pouch.

9′ #5
9′ #6
9’6″ #7

Vision Atom Rods and Vision Atom Outfits are available from Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

Rio Saltwater Lines

We are fast approaching the end of the season, so some of us will be looking at destination fishing. If you thinking of fishing in a warmer climate, then Rio offer a good range of saltwater lines.

Rio Saltwater Fly Lines
Rio make saltwater fly lines for cold water, warm water and tropical conditions so whether you are fishing for saltwater bass and mullet or after bonefish, tarpon or permit, there is a Rio fly line for you.

Bonefish Saltwater Line
RIO’s new bonefish line features a unique taper design that allows a rod to load at close range, a medium-length front taper for great turnover and a long back taper to smooth out the casting loop and keep the line stable on long shots. A hard, saltwater coating over a medium stiff core results in a fly line that will not wilt in most tropical conditions, while RIO’s XS Technology keeps the line slick for fast,
long casts.
The line also features an AgentX undercoat that produces a line that floats higher than competitors’ lines, is easier to pick up off the water, and unlike competing products the running line will not sink and tangle while wading. The head is incredibly easy to see in all light conditions, while the contrasting colour of the running line makes it easy to find the line’s perfect loading point. Includes a welded loop at each end for easy rigging.

Tropical I/I Saltwater Line
The Saltwater I/I line is a full intermediate (1.5 ips 3.8 cm/s) line with a aqua tint and a 9.5 ft clear tip.
It is a great line for laid-up fish that are a little deeper in the water column or for keeping in touch with the fly in choppy water.
Based on the Clouser taper and built with RIO’s XS Technology for slickness, it is the perfect full intermediate line for fishing in warmer climes.
Welded loops on both ends.

 

Rio Tarpon Line – Powerflex Core
Tarpon. This line has a long back taper for smooth, controlled casts and is slightly heavier than the AFTMA standard to load rods for quick accurate casts. There are two colour options in the floating line; a sea grass-green colour, which is the regular floating line, and a camo tip version with 20 ft of dark camo at the front end to avoid spooking fish in tricky conditions. In addition a floating line with a 10ft clear intermediate tip is available for coping with wind or to get the fly a little deeper.
Both lines feature a Tropical Agent X coating made with RIO’s XS Technology combined with a medium stiff core that will not wilt in the heat, and includes welded loops on both ends for easy rigging.

Rio Tropical Outbound
The ideal tropical line for wading the surf that features a short heavy head for throwing huge flies. Perfect for Baja and the Amazon and for such species as Peacock Bass, Dorado, Trevally and Rooster fish. The line is built with a hard saltwater coating that ensures the line will not wilt in tropical heat.
Welded loop on both ends for easy rigging.
Available as a full floating line or a floating running line with an intermediate sinking head.

 

Last but not least there is a cold water line for bass and mullet fishing.

Rio Specialist Striped Bass Aqualux Fly Line
The Saltwater line for coastal fishing in the
UK and Ireland.
This line offers a 40 ft clear AquaLux® head and
a super slick, supple running line on a supple cold water monofilament core for smooth casting and minimal coiling.
For night fishing, the luminescent running line glows when charged with a flashlight. Based on the Clouser line, the short bullet taper propels large flies to stripers. Includes a welded loop on the front for easy rigging.

Rio Saltwater Fly lines are available from Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

 

Rio T1 Lines

The T1 series is targeted to the overall needs of the UK trout angler. These lines are designed to optimize rod performance with the faster mid-tip action rods that are so often used: The taper design helps to load these rods from the first false cast on a short line. The medium head length is manageable in all but the tightest of situations and allows the potential for long range casts. Capable of turning over the less friendly combinations of flies we sometimes require, yet adding a tapered leader will give the delicacy needed to present dries and small nymphs to more wary fish.
The slick self-lubricating coating on T1 Floating Lines and neat Rio welded loop are just two of the features not common on lines at this price. T1 lines undergo the same rigorous production processes and quality control standards as all RIO products and are all made in RIO’s factory in Idaho.

Floating WF5-WF8

Floating DT4-DT8

Clear Intermediate WF5-WF8

12′ Sink Tip WF6-WF8

Full Sink 3-4″ ips WF6-WF8

Warm Saltwater Floating WF8-WF12

An all-purpose saltwater line ideally suited for fly fishers fishing in temperate-to-tropical conditions for multiple species. The line features a hard tropical coating that will not soften in the heat. Based on the RIO Clouser taper that will turn over big flies in the wind.

 

 

Pike Floating WF8-WF10

Designed with a short front taper to easily load the rod and turn over big flies. The tropical coating holds up in the warmest conditions and the braided multifilament core ensures that there is no memory when the line is pulled off the reel.

 

 

Rio T1 Lines are available from Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

 

Rio Gold

In four years time Rio Gold will have a new meaning, at the moment it refers to the ultimate all-round fly line from Rio, in four years it will refer to ultimate athletes.

With a revolutionary design that allows for incredible loop stability at distance, a unique taper that allows a rod to load at close range and a positive front taper that delivers perfect presentation of flies between sizes #22 and #2 , the RIO Gold is the ultimate all-around, floating line for freshwater fly fishing. The long back taper is excellent for mending and for roll and spey casting and the running line and head are different colours, making it easy to find the line’s perfect loading point. The line features RIO’s XS Technology for an extraordinarily slick, dirt-repelling coating, as well as RIO’s AgentX and Super Floatation Technology that ensure the tip and the running line will float high. A welded loop on both ends of the fly line facilitates changing leaders and allows for fast rigging and line changes.
Available in Moss/Gold 3# – 8# and Melon/Grey 5# – 8#.

A large range of Rio Fly lines are available from Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK  

 

Bellbrook Fishery Open day

John Dawson giving casting lesson

Just packed up our stand at Bellbrook’s Open Day.  Perfect weather, and a great crowd of helpers and supporting activities including free casting instruction, competitions, bar-b-q, fly tying demos and a clay shoot.  Sadly no one seemed to have told the public and what should have been a heaving mass of human activity was merely an opportunity to gain a sun tan.  Still, we had the opportunity to test quite a few rods and receive some great casting tuition form John Dawson – very definitely one of the best.