Fly Fishers' Republic


Walking Stick Art


Both practical and collectible walking sticks skillfully carved and beautifully colour stained subtly capturing the life and character of small wild birds. The animal subject handles are mounted to shafts mostly of silver or brown hazel in a range of weights to suit different walkers… Continue reading

GT - A Flyfisher's Guide to Giant Trevally

Fishing with Emma

..."I suggest to you that this opening sentence and quotation should ring sirens amongst fly fishermen who seek the ultimate adventure… Continue reading

Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashing

Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph

This tiny tome has found its way neatly into my Barbour jacket along with bird guide and travel binoculars! Ready at hand to identify those international interlopers… Continue reading

Trout from a Boat

Chile on the cheap

One look at the cover showing a grinning Dennis Moss with a substantial brown trout in both hands, and you instinctively know that this is going to be ‘one of those books!’ Further investigation proves that assumption to be spot on!… Continue reading

Fishing with Emma

Marabou Wings & Tails

As a young angler I was brought up on a diet of books illustrated by Bernard Venables and Keith Linsell, also a few second rate others. So I was a little sceptical about reviewing ‘Fishing with Emma’. I was concerned… Continue reading

Flycasting Skills

Cuba Vs Seychelles

If, like me, your fly casting is of dubious quality, making you look more like a lion tamer with a whip, then this book is for you! More than that, this volume is for anyone who has any pretensions of… Continue reading

Chalk Stream Fly Fishing

Cuba Vs Seychelles

This anthology is a collection of 12 essays eloquently written by members of the Salisbury and District Angling Club. A tremendous amount of knowledge and experience is to be found in these pages, the subjects covered ranging from ecology, river… Continue reading

Flyfishing for Coarse Fish

Cuba Vs Seychelles

Having caught dozens of reservoir Perch on Dog Nobblers many moons ago, I was intrigued to see what Dominic Garnett’s first book had to offer. It is a bold attempt to apply fly fishing techniques to almost all coarse fish. Not… Continue reading

San Juan Vertical Chest pack

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Fishpond’s new San Juan Vertical Chest Pack is for the angler who travels light. With room for leader material, basic tools, leader & fly treatments, and the rest, this is an effective design. At the front an outer pocket holds… Continue reading

Trout in Dirty Places

Cuba Vs Seychelles

Scanning the fishing section of a good bookshop, usually you’ll turn up at least a few venue guides. All too often these are dry, bizarrely uninformative iterations. To be frank, the last time I bought one was an act of… Continue reading

Redington CPX Zip-front Wader

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Redington bring a new and contemporary styled zip-front breathable wader to a competitive market. Taking a serious shot at the mid market, will they hit the spot? Site editor, Raif Killips, has tried and tested Redington’s new offering and reports his findings in this review… Continue reading

Samsung Solid Immerse

Cuba Vs Seychelles

Sensibly priced rugged phone from Samsung. Ever had your phone killed by fish slime, river water, sand and grit? If so, you might wanna buy yourself a more rugged cell phone that’ll take the rigours of a hard day’s fishing. For a simple low tech look at the Samsung’s GT-B2710… Continue reading

CPX to Sonic Pro Zip-front

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Well, it’s two seasons since I first pulled on the CPXs and I’m reporting back like I said I would. Of course, you may be wondering why I’m posting an update when these waders are discontinued, replaced by the Sonic-Pros… Continue reading

William Joseph Equinox sling-pack

Cuba Vs Seychelles

I’m a fisherman, and I have a thing about fishing bags. There, I’ve said it. Across the fishing world, having a thing about bags isn’t new. In the interests of full disclosure I should reveal that it’s a regular topic… Continue reading

Bonefish: A Fishing Odyssey

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I think it must have been one of the American authors – John Gierach springs to mind – who once said he never even wanted to try blue-water fishing because he knew too well what the pull of those turbo-charged… Continue reading

Snowbee bug fishing rod review

Cuba Vs Seychelles

When it comes to fly rods, conventional wisdom says the longer the better. Quite apart from practical things like power and reach, there’s all that weight of history and tradition going right back to 1496 and the old “loop-rods” in … Continue reading


Cuba Vs Seychelles

Could this be the answer to our woes? Endorsed by the Federation of Fly Fishers and stocked by Orvis, this has got to be a worthwhile addition to our kit. Fly Fishers’ Republic got hold of a Monomaster and report their findings in this review. In short, we think you’ll like it.… Continue reading

Overboard waterproof back-pack

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If ever you’ve reached out your daypack a dripping camera, a wet fly box, or a soggy sandwich, you just might appreciate this offering from OverBoard. A couple months back the magazine contacted OverBoard to get a closer look at their Premium 100% Waterproof… Continue reading

Chena River Wader

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I received these breathable fly fishing waders and boots towards the end of last year and have been testing them out over the winter whilst teaching casting on the river Thames near Maidenhead. Though I’d hoped to give them a trial iny… Continue reading

Classic 444 – Clear Creek

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This Cortland line’s extra long, supple tip allows a “natural fly presentation,” giving an eerie sensation as it almost hovers, before resting on the water. This anti-splash characteristic takes some getting used to. The line is very supple andy… Continue reading

Smallmouth Fly Fishing

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Tim Holschlag’s latest literary offering, “Smallmouth Fly Fishing,” is a hit! Valuable observations and smallmouth fishing tips are explained in an easy to understand format in this 352-page book. I have seen the few books that have been written on… Continue reading

Fishing Wales Guide

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If you haven’t already got a taste for fishing in Wales, this free guide, produced by Visit Wales and Environment Agency Wales, might change matters. The articles and information it contains go a long way to putting you on some… Continue reading

Sage 2500 Series Drag Reels

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The 2500 series are lightweight large arbour reels. They’re made from hard anodized, aerospace grade aluminium and are approximately twenty percent lighter (Sage spec.) than their equivalent sized 3000D counterparts. In the hand this weight reduction is quite discernable. They… Continue reading

Sage VT2 Series Rods

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The VT2 range includes rods from a 7′ 9″ to a double-handed 14′ 4″ salmon. All models are four-piece blank construction making them good for travel in the smaller sizes. Finished in blue, the rods are trimmed with black… Continue reading

Cortland Dyna-tip

Cuba Vs Seychelles

Cortland’s Dyna-Tip arrived at FFR’s door in spring ’06, when rather than put it through its paces on the casting pool, the editor decided to take it fishing and make this a field test report. And here it is… finally!… Continue reading