This one is all about dry fly fishing – I bought mine second hand without a cover in a wee bookshop on Otago lane .
(the picture is an affiliate link to Amazon)
I see you can now buy it for the princely sum of 1p plus a couple of bucks postage. Good thing about books is you can read em’ on the toilet a lot easier than a laptop.
It covers pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about fishing with a dry fly – including leaders, lines, rods, rise forms etc.
I like it.
Out for a walk with the family today to try and shake off some of the winter cobwebs.
I took the opportunity to check out a wee burn I have only ever driven past. The water looked crystal clear even with the snowmelt. Rumours are that it holds some Sea Trout and Salmon. I wonder about trout?
For some chaps it is the bend of their rod or the bobbing of a float.
For me it is this..
Never let it be said I am not an optimist however I was playing in the garden with the boys today and experienced two signs of Spring. My youngest called me over to the first.
I had to peer through my Winter fog brain however I noticed some more sprouting up elsewhere in the garden.
Signs of life?
They are a bit early by a good month (or two) however when I was talking to the boys about spring we then heard a woodpecker drumming away on a tree which is another sign of approaching Spring. Out on my morning
run jog this morning I was nearly tripping over mole hills.
I have been doing some Spring stuff on the old blog as well, changing fonts and what not. I have also been making some posts over of the Urban Fly Fisher facebook page, mostly trawling through my archives for stuff that I enjoyed writing that I want to show off. If you would like to see that content when you are looking up pals etc please like it here.
I wonder if nature knows something we do not?
I bloody hope so, an early spring would be nice.