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Some useful science

Below are a series of very useful articles. Written by John Plowman, they have all appeared in the Guild Newsletter over the years. Now for your convenience, we have bought them together in this section of the site for easy access. So, enjoy picking your way through the list, they are all fascinating, relevant and informative i.e. science and technology where it impinges on fly fishing. They will probably not improve your fly fishing but may just enable you to understand the reasons behind your actions:

Bass Bags

Fish behaviour



Oxygen Concentration


Surface Tension

The strange behaviour of water

Tides and the moon

Water temperature

Why are fly lines tapered?

Why does water appear shallower than it really is?

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