James Green

Orvis Fly Reel Review

James Green began fishing at the tender age of two. Born into a family of keen fishers, including mother, father, brother and later stepfather, it was somewhat inevitable he would take up the sport.
 
Although James enjoys coarse, sea and game fishing, his passion lies with fly fishing. There's nothing he loves more than practising his casting in northern England and Scotland, especially when there's a chance of an occasional salmon or seatrout. And if the opportunity arises, he can sometimes be found in warmer climes, pursuing tailing bonefish, tarpon or permit.
 
James' claim to fame was being voted overall 'Master Angler of the Year' at the age of twelve - an award he received from Shakespeare tackle for bagging two big (at the time) common carp, in successive casts, on floating crust: 25lbs and 23.5lbs.
 
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How to fly fish nymphs in New Zealand

Wild New Zealand Rainbow Trout

In the faster-flowing rivers of New Zealand I learnt a variation on the traditional British nymphing technique, which most anglers rarely, if ever, practice

Carp fishing girls

Carp fishing girl

I thought I’d share these contrasting pictures of two ‘other halves’ holding fish for the camera. One looks pretty comfortable – the other not so much!

Orvis 7/8 Anti-Reverse Fly Reel

Orvis Fly Reel Review

I love this reel. It was left to me by my late stepfather, who used if for years catching bonefish in the Bahamas, Christmas Island, Mexico and Cuba. I now use it for all manner of species – from exotic saltwater species like bonefish and this trevally to small trout in the reservoirs of Northamptonshire. It is perfect for both.

Fly fishing for salmon in the North of England

Jim Green with a salmon

In 2011 I made a trip up to the North of England and Southern Scotland to fish with a friend of mine, Andy Blyth. I thought I was a keen fisherman before I met Andy, but he is a fanatic – especially when it comes to catching salmon. He’s a great man to fish with […]

Fishing quotes

Fishing quote

Arnold Gingrich Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up. A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it. John Gierach Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip. Something to think about: If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough, it […]

Fishing one-liners

Fishing joke

What is an eel’s favorite dance? The conger Two parrots sitting on a perch. The first one says to the other: “Can you smell fish?” What do you call a fish without an eye? A fsh Why didn’t the prawn share his toys? He was a little shellfish What fish is a serial killer? Jack […]