Scotland's best fly fishing guide, catcher of big fish, lover of gorgeous women, drinker of Scotch, tier of flies. Handsome, debonair and about the nicest guy you are likely to meet - we are absolutely stoked to welcome Liam Stephen to the Epic Family!
Hailing from Aberdeen in Scotland Liam runs a highly regarded guiding operation TroutBum Guiding - if you are looking to bag one of the biggest and most beautiful Scottish Brown Trout you're likely to see you need to talk to Liam.
Welcome Liam, we're so privileged you've joined the Epic Family!
Perhaps that’s too literal an interpretation, but the whole fly rod and reel balance exercise is actually pretty pointless, after-all, when is the fly rod balanced? - standing in the carpark balanced on a finger with no line out?
"Native fish are often indicator species whose health tells us much about the waters they live in. In this film we will look at the survival challenges these fish have or have had and the successes we're having in managing them, examining working solutions. Factors adversely affecting native fish around the world are often the same, such as over fishing, invasive species, habitat loss, etc"
" Find a feeding fish. Our first consideration is whether the trout are feeding - if at all. If they aren’t feeding, or at least watching for food, you may as well throw stones at them. It’s easy to mistake a non-feeding trout for one that is “refusing” your offerings, when in fact its just ignoring them, or asleep. When there is little food in the water column, trout often go into a semi-dormant state. A hatch of mayflies or drift of nymphs will wake them up in short order. "