Our Top Tackle For Trout Fishing In 2017

 For 45 years, John Norris has supplied fly fishing rods to anglers all over the world. We have one of the largest ranges of fly fishing rods and stock all the leading manufacturers, including Guideline, Hardy, Sage, Greys, Hardy, Vision and Shakespeare. Naturally, we take fishing very seriously and as such, we have carefully selected every single item in our range. We’ve put together a list of recommended products for your Trout fishing in 2017. These products are some of the best available on the market today.

First up, the rod …… here’s just two of our favourite rods for 2017 …..

Guideline Elevate Single Handed Fly Rod - Simply put... The best ever rod series ever created in this price range.  The looks, components, low weight, finish and the balance are all remarkable. The lighter single hand models have a smooth action that accepts a wide variety of casting strokes and styles while rods from line weight 6 and up have faster and more charged action offering a well-defined recovery-kick during the cast. Our Price from £229.99


Sage X Single Handed Fly Rods - Handcrafted on Bainbridge Island, USA, the Sage X rod’s all-new fast action taper, built with their Konnetic HD Technology, delivers greater blank recovery and a crisper tip stop which creates tighter more efficient loops throughout all ranges of casting styles. This taper allows you to dig deeper into the rod and access the lower sections, shifting power closer to the angler. Decreased lateral and medial movement and vibrations in the blank result in a more accurate and efficient presentation, resulting in a performance driven fast action blank - refining the synergy between angler, rod, line, and fly. Our Price from £799.00


Next, a reel for your rod …..

We’ve highlighted just two new reels below, both from Hardy, but we have many more reels in stock.

As you probably know already, there is a multitude of fishing reels and spools on the market, but if you need any advice, get in-touch and we'll be happy to help, you can call us on 01768 864211. As experts in all things fly fishing, one of the specialists here at John Norris will be able to help you find the perfect reel or spool for your needs. 

Hardy Ultralite ASR Fly Reels - Featuring a fast, easy to use spool release system that actively frees the spool at the flick of a switch and automatically engages the new spool with a simple push fit, the new Hardy ASR (Assisted Spool Release) reel is a lightweight size specifically designed for the challenges of modern river fishing. Our Price from £219.99

This is the ultimate cassette system reel and is supplied with two additional spare spools and case. Other features include:

- Bar stock 6061 main construction
- High impact Composite spool
- Unique 'ASR' spool system
- Line ID system
- Multi pad, colour coded 340 degree disc drag
- Heavily ported lightweight design
- Full size range


Hardy Marquis LWT Fly ReelA re-modelled classic Hardy fly reel. The Marquis was a mainstay of the Hardy line up for many years and this new edition features numerous improvements to the original including subtle updating of the classic style with an indented regulator button, increased porting and improved regulation range. Our Price from £229.99

As anyone who has shopped with us before will know, we are specialists when it comes to fly fishing and go out of our way to carefully select all of the fishing tackle we sell, including our fly lines. We pride ourselves on supplying the best fly fishing lines for all types of fishing rods. Our lines come from a variety of leading manufacturers including Scientific Anglers, Hardy, Rio, Greys and our own popular John Norris brand.

Here is just a few of our new lines for 2017, but if you need advice on the type of fly line you need, please get in touch with a member of our friendly team. You can call us on 01768 864211.

Snowbee WFF-XS Floating Fly Line - The flagship of the range, the original ‘Prestige’ Fly Line. Without doubt one of the best floating fly lines available today. The unique combination of ultra-low friction coating, superbly balanced profile and outstanding shoot-ability makes this fly line the line of choice to enhance the performance of the world’s best fly rods. Our Price £45.00


Greys Platinum Extreme Fly Lines - These Greys Platinum Extreme lines are designed to offer the angler maximum power and distance allowing you to reach fish others simply can’t reach. Making use of a pronounced front taper with a short rear taper, this line will result in long distance presentation. Featuring Ultra low memory and a smooth, slick finish. These lines are Dual colour with high-visibility running line for optimum casting and bite indication. 120ft in overall length with a modified taper, this line ideal for effortless distance casting. Our Price £39.99


Greys Platinum Stealth Fly Lines - The ultimate combination of distance and presentation, neither has been sacrificed in the design of this range. Delicate presentation gives finely controlled turnover combined with outstanding power. Perfect for river, stream, and Stillwater. Our Price £34.99 


A few more recommended items for your bag this year …..

Rio Braided Loops

Rio Braided Loops are a quick and easy way to attach the leader to a fly line or backing to the line. These high quality braided loops featuring a double thickness of braid around the formed loop for superior strength and energy transfer. Our Price £4.99 

GINK Fly Float

Used by more fly fishermen than any other dressing in the world this is our top selling easy to use fly floatant. Gink melts at skin temperature and won't cake small hackles like silicones do. Rub a small amount of Gink into dry fly before getting it wet and it will float for hours. Also floats tippets and leaders. Our Price £6.25


Leeda Profil Fluorocarbon Tippet

The Leeda Profil Fluorocarbon Tippet has excellent sinking properties with ultimate knot strength and is available in 50m spools. With Zero water absorption and Parallel refractive index to water. Sizes available are 3lb, 4lb, 5lb, 6lb, 8lb and 10lb. Our Price £4.99

Rio Powerflex Plus Tapered Leaders

Simply put, these are the strongest, most reliable trout leaders ever made. Rio’s newest leaders are made with tensile strengths up to 20% more than regular leaders. A technical modification of the nylon copolymer formulation has resulted in prodigious strength increase which doesn’t compromise the knot strength or suppleness. Each pack contains 2 premium leaders and are available in sizes 2.75lb, 4lb, 6lb, 7.5lb, 9lb, 12lb, 15lb and 18lb. Our Price £8.50


Airflo Coloured Nippers

A good looking anodised nipper the Airflo Coloured Nippers have super sharp blades and a hole at the butt for easy attachment to your favourite zinger. Rubberised logos on each side allow easy grip for controlled snipping of tippet & leaders. Our Price £4.99


Guideline Fario Fly Kit With 24 Flies

This kit contains 24 pieces, dry flies and emergers that you simply shouldn’t be without. These flies are supplied in an aluminium box with laser engraved fad on the lid. The box has slit foam for easy positioning of the flies. Our Price £69.99



A bag for your new tackle …..

Guideline Reel Bag

With plenty of space for your lines, fly boxes as well as your reels, the Guideline Reel bag has 4 large zippered mesh pockets on the inside of the lid. A further padded and zippered pocket holds extras and could even fit a small computer. This bag is one of the strongest and most rigid bags one the market – it’s built to last! Our Price £64.99



And for when you need to land that Trout ….

McLean Folding D-Shaped Head 18in Net with Telescopic Handle

The ultimate compact net when folded and stowed in a scabbard on your belt or hung from its clip. The Mclean Folding TRI-Net has a hinged handle folding system and is brilliantly simple and 100% reliable in its durability and one-handed operation. Our Price: £62.99



Finally, why not give yourself the best possible chance of seeing your target …..

Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

Costa Del Mar produce sunglasses that are designed by fishermen, for fishermen. The 580P lenses are the best plastic lenses available and Costa Del Mar class them as their greatest achievement to date. Being impact and scratch resistant, repelling water & oils and blocking yellow light, all of Costa Del Mar’s sunglasses are a step above the rest. Each pair provides 100% protection from UV light and the polarization technology effectively eliminates reflective glare. Owning a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses is a must for any fisherman who wants to experience a fishing season the best way possible. We’ve selected four of the 20+ models from the Costa Del Mar range. Prices from £169.00


Costa Del Mar Rockport 580P Sunglasses -Shiny Black Frame Blue Mirror Lens

Rockport, Texas is known for its roomy beaches and big redfish and when you're wearing these extra-large fit rimless sunglasses, equipped with the largest 580P lenses Costa make, those reds won't have anywhere to hide. Made with a tough TR90 nylon, the Costa Del Mar Rockport Sunglasses can take whatever the water dishes out.

Costa Del Mar Straits 580P Sunglasses - Matt Black Frame Copper Lens

Navigating through straits requires skill honed by experience and while the Costa Del Mar Straits 580P semi-rimless sunglasses won't make you a better sailor, they'll give you an edge on the water. Made from a sturdy nylon with integral hinges, you'll get where you want to go—in style.

Costa Del Mar Fathom 580P Sunglasses - Tortoise Frame Green Mirror Lens

If you want to see the world in high-definition put the Costa Del Mar Fathom 580P Sunglasses on. Costa's 580 lens technology, available now for the first time in impact-resistant polycarbonate, screens out yellow light (580 nanometers on the light spectrum), which is harder for the eye to process than red, blue, and green. The result is razor-sharp colour and definition. The polarized grey lens proves versatile for changing light while hiking, biking, and paddling. Side vents prevented fogging on sweaty trail runs, and a hydrophobic coating keeps the lenses free of water streaks.

Costa Del Mar Fantail 580P Sunglasses - Tortoise & Grey

Costa Del Mar class the 580P™ lenses as their greatest achievement and after 2 years of rigorous testing and refinement Costa feel they have created one of the best polycarbonate lenses on the market. With incredible clarity and durability they are 'the clearest visual experience on the planet'.