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I dont know about you guys but I keep forgetting what has been commented on and what has not. That is all about to change – By checking a box in the comment form, youll be able to receive email updates whenever a comment is added to any post to which youve subscribed. Great eh [...]

Trout fishing and Addiction

You know, fishing for trout with a fly rod is like an addiction- a serious addiction. It was Robert Traver my most favourite author who said:

“The true trout fisherman is like a drug addict; he dwells in a tight little dream world all his own, and the men about him, whom he [...]

Friends and Fish

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U-Boat Worx C-Quester

So you get to your local loch, you are thinking to yourself “I wish I could get in that water to see what kind of real features there are that I can fish to” (knowing that features are notorious trout holding areas) but of course the water is too choppy or you have left [...]

Tippet Recommendation

I am a sucker when it comes to a recommendation and last night I was given some advice that I might just take up. I was at the Milngavie Fly Tying night and Neil Sinclair (of Double Decker fame) was giving a little presentation on the types of flies he uses for competitions and in [...]

Respecting Trout

Steve posts a nice article on respecting trout.

My friends and I are very lucky in that we have a mass of cheap affordable wild trout fishing on our doorstep. Saying that, we are not averse to occasionally visiting a stocked fishery for a spot of rainbow trout fishing. We are guilty of taking great [...]

Fishing rods made out of carrots

I might have known – as soon as I purchase a new carbon rod (more on that in a few weeks) they bring out a new material for rods – Carrots

Two Fife scientists have developed a new material made from carrots to replace glass fibre found in everything from fishing rods to car [...]

The Walton Angling Club

I am particularly looking forward to giving The White Cart a bash this year, another tributary of the River Clyde.

Wikipedia says:

The White Cart Water originates near Eaglesham in East Renfrewshire, where it flows north to Busby before entering the southern suburbs of Glasgow at Cathcart. Here, the river turns [...]

But what to call you ?

So I have been getting a little envious of all the patter going down on some of the blogs and websites that I read. Tom Chandler over at Trout Underground has good patter and affectionately calls his readers “Undergrounders”. I like that; its a good ways of making people feel welcome and part of a [...]

Monocular

All this talk of carrying minimal amount of gear has made me think of the things I carry regularly. One thing that I carry regularly is my monocular.A monocular is similar to a pair of binoculars except it is just like a mini telescope. I dont use it to see vast distances but for just [...]

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