Fly-Fishing and the Brain

Fly-Fishing and the Brain

Scientific proof that fly fishing is good for your mental health!

From Harvard Mahony Neuroscience Institute‘s On the Brain newsletter.

In the mid-nineteenth century, the avid fly-fisherman and physician James A. Hensall, MD, elucidated what for many is the allure of that often solitary form of angling. “Fly-fishers,” he said, “are usually brain-workers in society. Read More »

Greg French: reflections from the natural world

Greg French: reflections from the natural world

“Life Matters” – ABC Radio National, Monday 13 August 2018

What can spending time in nature in search of wild trout teach us about ourselves, our mates and our relationship with the environment?

Master fly-fisher, scientist and storyteller Greg French talks about his passion for the wild, the friendships he has made through fishing and how concern for the environment is the driving force in his life.

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Gear Made Simple – Fly Rods

Gear Made Simple – Fly Rods

You enter a store that specialises in fly rods. Your aim – to purchase your first fly rod. The store owner approaches and describes the brilliant fishing to be had in the mountain streams. “Wow”, you exclaim. “What rod would you recommend if I go up there?”

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Types of Fly Lines Explained

Types of Fly Lines Explained

There are a number of types of fly lines, one of the common differentiators of these is fly line density. Fly lines have different densities, each density is used for a different method of fly fishing. At the highest level, fly lines either float or sink.

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