Vision Loikka Boots in T&S

Vision Loikka GUMMI Wading BootsTrout & Salmon have reviewed the Loikka Wading Boots from Vision, the sole’s GUMMI rubber offers better grip than the industry-standard Vibram, the sole pattern of raised discs of different sizes makes it easier to change direction in the river, thirteen tungsten studs on each sole  have a low profile so parts of the rubber are always in touch to stop sliding. Subtle features but they make a difference. The sole extends to make a front bumper to stop anything forcing its way between sole and midsole. They are light and very tough and reinforced from above the ankle and all along the sides.

For more information on these Wadding Boots and other Vision Products visit
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Loon UV Fly Finish

Tying up Saltwater or Pike Flies? Then at some point you will need a UV varnish or be prepared to wait 5 mins for your epoxy to harden. With the Loon UV Fly Finish it hardens in seconds in direct sunlight or with the aid of the Loon UV Torch.

Loon UV Fly Finish Clear Thin and StandardLoon Outdoors UV Fly Finish
Use it to stick eyes on, as a head cement or as a shrimp back, in fact it has numerous uses. Build up fly heads and bodies, instantly cures in UV light, bottle includes needle tip for precision placement.
Comes in Loon Ultra Violet TorchStandard or Thin.

Loon Outdoors UV Torch
Will set Loon UV Fly Finish, Loon UV Knot Sense and the Loon Wader Patch, which makes invaluable for the travelling fly-fisher who ties flies!

For more information on Loon Products visit Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized lenses enhance visibility and reduce glare in all conditions and are must for any fishing trip, they reduce eye strain (I learnt this one the hard way from when I used to spend hours sitting in a boat in the sunshine). They also help you to spot fish that you would not see without them. As with most things the more you pay the better the quality, Eye Level are very good entry-level sunglasses, I use their amber clip-ons.

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All Eye Level Polarized Sunglasses and Clip-Ons feature genuine polarized lens material which provides sharper vision in any light conditions, they also provide visibility below the surface of water which is extremely beneficial for fishing and sailing. In the past few years the great benefits of polarized products has been realised by other outdoor enthusiasts and also by general use wearers. Eye Level Polarized Sunglasses feature genuine Polarized lens materials and are available in:-

• Brown – absorbs bright sunlight to keep your eyes from tiring.
• Grey – provides a cooling effect on bright sunny days.
• Sports Yellow – brightens vision on an overcast day.
• Amber – absorbs blue light, providing strong contrast enhancement.

Eye Level Tidal Sunglasses

Eye Level Marlin SunglassesEye Level Float Spotter SunglassesEye Level Carp Sunglasses

For more information on Polarized Sunglasses visit Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

Kennick Killers & UV Killer Fritz

Fly Fishing & Fly Tying have reviewed the Kennick Killer Flies from Turrall and also the Killer Fritz used to tie them. “In the water, that marabou tail gives this a seductive wiggle. The bead helps sink the fly, and by pushing the bead back from the eye this sinks a little flatter than a bead at the eye. A nicely tied fly, to be fished with confidence on most stillwaters.”
Turrall Kennick Killer 1Turrall Kennick Killer 2Turrall Kenick Killer 3Turrall Kennick Killer 4Turrall Kennick Killer 5Turrall Kennick Killer 6Also in this months issue is the Turrall UV Killer Fritz. “Look a little deeper into Turrall UV Killer Fritz and close to the core I can see a conventional fluffy chenille, pull back a little Turrall UV Killer Fritz ColoursTurrall UV Super Straggle Fritz Coloursand this is shot through with longer flashy ‘fritz’ fibres. Wrap this around a hook shank and it covers and fills very fast, forming a dense body.” “Using a UV torch I can see those fibres but they do not reflect terribly brightly.” Using a lot of UV materials in my fly dressing I have found that a very small amount works best, a bit like Fluorescent materials, just a hint works best. They also review the UV Straggle Fritz and the UV Super Straggle Fritz.

For more information on the Kennick Killers, other Turrall Flies and Turrall Fly Tying Products visit Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK 

Cortland 444 Classic Fly Lines

Some things just stand the test of time and Cortland 444 Classic Fly Lines are as good today as they were when they first came out. We have a limited stock of these lines at a special offer price.

Cortland 444 Classic Floating




The Cortland 444 Classic Peach has stood all the tests that generations of anglers have thrown at it. Extremely supple in the hand, fast through the guides, high floating, precise tapers for ease of casting, turning over long fine leaders. The 444 stays flexible in any water. Sizes: WF3-10 & DT3-10, Type: Floating, Colour: Peach & Core: Nylon Braid.

Cortland 444 Classic Intermediate



With a specific gravity of 1.06, this neutral density 444 Intermediate Fly Line is only slightly heavier than water. Left untreated it will sink very slowly making it especially useful for fishing over shallow, submerged weed beds, the line settles just below a surface chop and remains straight for positive hook-setting. Sizes: WF5-9,
Type: Intermediate Type 1 (1.5-2ips), Colour: Ice Blue & Core: Nylon Braid.

Cortland 444 Classic Sinking Lines




The 444 Sinking Lines get the fly down to deeper feeding locations so because feeding patterns, water depth and currents vary; Cortland manufactures a wide range of sinking lines. Available in different sink rates 444 Sinking lines come in varying shades of brown, with the lighter lines indicating a slower sink rate than the darker. Sizes: WF6-8. Core: Nylon Braid. Also available is 444 Sink Tip Type 3. Sizes: WF4-9.

For more details on Cortland Fly Lines visit Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

New Snowbee line/tippet

Snowbee XS FlurocarbonSnowbee have introduced three new tippet lines into their extensive range of products, first but by no means least is the new XS Fluorocarbon Clear, a superb, new-generation 100% Fluorocarbon, manufactured in Japan using the very latest 21st century technology. Snowbee XS Copolymer CamoThe next line up is the XS Stealth Copolymer Camo Nylon, this is an extension to the Clear XS range, the line has been treated to add natural green and brown colours, to blend effortlessly with its environment. Last Snowbee XS Copolymer Clearof the new range is the XS Copolymer Nylon, completely clear, this material has low stretch but superior in-line and knot strength for excellent presentation and fish holding performance.

For info on these and other Snowbee Products visit Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

Stream side losses

Streamworks ForcepsIt happens about once every other season, there I am on the river/stream catching fish, release one with my forceps, clip them back onto my jacket/vest and move on upstream. Having traveled a fair distance to the next rising fish, the river having changed over the winter, pools blown out, weed beds gone, I hook another fish, after a good tussle it’s in the net – reach for the forceps and they are not there! I like to unhook my fish without touching them, usually in the river or as in this case a 18″ feisty Brown in the net. Still using barbless hooks it’s not too difficult. Now I know I clipped my forceps to my vest securely, past experience has made me wary, but they still disappear, went back downstream no sign of them, sometimes I think there must be a forceps fairy! The biggest problem is which ones to choose when I go into the shop tomorrow – there is so many!

Forceps and other Fishing Tools are available from Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

Snowbee Large Trout Bag

Snowbee Classic Large Trout BagSnowbee’s new 2013 Classic range offers a modern twist on a traditional theme. Made from a tough 600D nylon with a PVC laminated backing, making the material 100% waterproof. The attractive two-tone Light Olive Green and Black gives this new range a smart, functional appearance, which is backed up by the practical designs.
Available in 3 sizes to suit all fishing activities,
whether small river, stillwater or large reservoir fishing. Snowbee’s Classic Large Bag is a large size, traditional Trout/Game bag, with a large interior compartment with a zipped top closure. On the front are two large bellows pockets, with Velcro-flap closures and on each end are two further elasticated mesh pockets for water bottle, flask or accessories. Cover flap with a further full-width zipped pocket and two quick-release clips.

Snowbee Fishing Tackle is available from Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

Snowbee Trout Bag Medium

Snowbee Classic Trout Bag MediumSnowbee’s new 2013 Classic range offers a modern twist on a traditional theme. Made from a tough 600D nylon with a PVC laminated backing, making the material 100% waterproof. The attractive two-tone Light Olive Green and Black gives this new range a smart, functional appearance, which is backed up by the practical designs.
Snowbee’s Classic Trout Bag Medium is a traditional style Trout/Game bag, with a large interior compartment with two rear bellows pockets and a zipped top closure. On the front is a full width, elasticated mesh ‘game pocket’. Cover flap with two quick-release clips.

Snowbee Fishing Tackle is available from Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

Snowbee Classic Trout Bag Small

Snowbee Classic Trout Bag SmallSnowbee’s Small Classic Trout Bag has a single, large main compartment with zipped top closure, front Velcro-flap bellows pocket for accessories and a cover flap with two quick-release clips.
600D nylon material with laminated PVC backing, making the material 100% waterproof.
Practical designs with pockets where you need them. Zipped main compartments plus cover flaps for rain protection. Quick release plastic clips on main flap. Adjustable webbing shoulder straps. Attractive 2-tone Light Olive Green/Black.
Snowbee Products are available from Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK