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The Best time to shore fish – This all depends on the type of fish you’re going after. Dawn and dusk are usually pretty good all round times, with dawn being the better of the two (I can hear your groans from here at the thought of you getting up before dawn hehehe). For daytime fishing a rising tide and high tide are usually the best times for most fish.

On a new moon and full moon you have that day plus another three days after which are the highest tides of that month. Many types of fish like the higher water so fishing on those days can be the most productive.

It’s important to note that this isn’t always the case. Bass, as an example, can often favour the lower building tides before a new moon or full moon. Some fish prefer hunting on a low tide and as the tide is turning. If you know the fish you’re after I would suggest asking a local tackle shop or forum. All I can give you be the general best times for most types of fish.

Brief Info – Technological improvements Modern reel design had begun in England during the latter part of the 18th century, and the predominant model in use was known as the ‘Nottingham reel’. The reel was a wide drum which spooled out freely, and was ideal for allowing the bait to drift a long way out with the current. Geared multiplying reels never successfully caught on in Britain, but had more success in the United States, where similar models were modified by George Snyder of Kentucky into his bait-casting reel, the first American-made design in 1810.

The material used for the rod itself changed from the heavy woods native to England, to lighter and more elastic varieties imported from abroad, especially from South America and the West Indies, Bamboo rods became the generally favored option from the mid 19th century, and several strips of the material were cut from the cane, milled into shape, and then glued together to form light, strong, hexagonal rods with a solid core that were superior to anything that preceded them.

George Cotton and his predecessors fished their flies with long rods, and light lines, allowing the wind to do most of the work of getting the fly to the fish.  The development of inexpensive fiberglass rods, synthetic fly lines, and mono-filament leaders in the early 1950s, that revived the popularity of fly fishing.

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