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Oscar Boatfield
Bankside Coffee. How we make it.

Bankside Coffee. How we make it.

We love coffee here at Bear. Somehow it's even better when its made and drunk beside the river. Here is our guide to making the perfect bankside coffee for two.

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Oscar Boatfield
Fly Fishing Life Lessons: Patience

Fly Fishing Life Lessons: Patience

It's mental health awareness week. We are thinking about how fly fishing has benefited our mental health by teaching us important life lessons. The first of these lessons is patience. This is the first in a series of pieces about the lessons that we learn through spending time on the water. Personally, these lessons have shaped who I am and I am sure they have changed the lives of others too. The first of these lessons is patience. For a long time, I have not been a patient man. Like many, I wanted everything to happen straight away. Next day...

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Oscar Boatfield
How To Start Fly Fishing.

How To Start Fly Fishing.

Taking up fly fishing is daunting. It's difficult to know what to use, where to go and who to listen to. It may also seem expensive and inaccessible, the reality couldn't be further from the truth. Here is our suggested pathway into the sport. 

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Oscar Boatfield
How to find a fly fishing mentor.

How to find a fly fishing mentor.

So you want to learn how to fly fish. The best way to learn is with help from someone with more experience than you. If you can afford it, hire a coach or a guide. It will make the learning experience a lot easier. If hiring a coach isn't really your thing then you should try and find a mentor. Someone who is willing to help you learn, simply for the joy of sharing their passion. These people absolutely do exist, and we can put you in touch with them.  All you need to do is join our Bear Share...

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