During the closed season it has been great to watch the development of our
materials on the small still water scene. We always knew FNF Jelly was going
to be popular but its blown us away how the fishing community have enjoyed
the material. We received great reports of catches on anglers local waters,
usually on the brighter colours. Andy Taylor went on to win a major bank
competition at Ellerdine lakes using a Rutland Red/Shocking Pink mix blob
I guess the true test and what we were all looking forward to was the
opening of the large reservoirs across the country, and boy did it not let us down. The first large baskets reported were from the Welsh reservoirs. Ian Williams reported 65 fish to
the boat for himself and boat partner. Almost all caught on jelly patterns.
Next up were reports from Chew and Blagdon followed by Rutland. The Lake of
Menteith opened on the 19th March to a full house. The opening weekend saw
Change team scoring heavily on washing line tactics, jelly FAB and two
buzzers on the droppers fished at various levels was their go to method.
Its nice to see our products perform on the water but it was also great to
read Total Flyfisher described FNF Jelly as "quite possibly the material
As to date I know some of the best competition anglers in Britain/World
such as Kieron Jenkins, Willie Leach, Steve Cullen and Campbell Morgan have
all grown very fond of the FNF Jelly patterns.
We were always very sure of our fritz products however the surprise package
has been the FNF Chewing Gum Worm. This pattern has been devastating on
small still waters. Either fished on a floater or under a bung. I think this pattern will go from strength to strength as new anglers discover it. Just as i am writing this blog Mark Tweedie reported having a "great day fishing the chewing gum worm". Well done Mark.
Its been great to see on social media fish that have been caught on Jelly
patterns and chewing gum worms. To date we have spotted salmon, grayling,
brown trout, rainbow trout, pike and sea trout all caught on FNF products. The FNF jelly has fished well as far North as Shetland (Sean McCafferty) to the very southern reservoirs. Our materials are also beginning to find favour in Europe.
Thanks to everyone who has supported FNF on its maiden voyage. You have all been part of the team. Humbled!
Ps Thanks to Kieron Jenkins and Steve Cullen for the great Jelly action shots.