LRF Basics – The Cheb Rig

Jigheads are great, but there is an alternative – and it comes with endless flexibility… It’s called the Cheb, short for Cheburashka. As the name implies, this is a rigging technique hailing from Russia, and like Vodka and ear warming fur hats, it’s a great export. So welcome to my LRF Basics guide to the…

LRF Basics – Choosing The Right Weight

One of most common and simplest mistakes you can make when starting LRF, is fishing too heavy. I know this because I did it when I started. To fish a jighead or Dropshot weight under 2g was madness in my eyes back then. As I have Lerfed more, I have found how effective going lighter…

LRF Basics – Choosing The Right Jighead

I am a huge fan of jigheads, using them for around half of my Lerfing. There is a huge range out there though and understanding them and their uses takes time. As a continuation of my LRF Basics series, here’s my guide to these brilliant weighted hooks. Using jigheads is one of the simplest ways…

LRF – The Stinger Rig

I have been inspired by my recent fishing with Richard Salter (aka Devon Lerfer) to share this very simple rig with you all. Rich put together an excellent explainer post on Facebook and Instagram, which you can find by visiting his page. The problem with social media posts is that they disappear in a couple…

LRF Basics – How To Tie A Dropshot Rig

The Dropshot Rig is one of the quintessential tools in the LRF angler’s armoury, using it to fish right under the rod tip and also searching clean ground. There’s a couple of ways to tie it, in the following post I will go through how I tie it. I have used 50lb braid in this…

Light Rock Fishing – Metals

When the pelagic shoals flood in, winter or summer, it’s time for me to get the metals out. I have written about these fairly recently here, so with that in mind I’m going to expand on the particular metals I fish with regularly. What follows below is a selection of my current repertoire of metals/shore…

Light Rock Fishing – Soft & Scented Lures

Lures… The bane of the angler’s wallet! If you are a dedicated or even casual lure fisherman then, at some point, you have spent far too much money on them. There’s a reason why there are giant companies like Savage Gear, Fox Rage, Fiiish etc. We are more like magpies than humans sometimes. I am…

Light Rock Fishing – How I Do It

Fishing is fishing, big or small, it’s been done by humans for thousands of years. So, it’s natural that we have all found different ways to go about it. Even within the same technique and scene there can be huge variety and LRF is no different. With that in mind, what follows is not a…