First Day of the Season

I decided to stick to my plan for the first day of the season yesterday and head up to a tributary of the Kelvin. My other pals decided to hit the main river full force – I decided a more leisurely few casts with my bamboo rod was more in the spirit of things, a [...]

Stepping Up A Gear With Deer Hair

I think I may have nipped this tying with deer hair problem in the bud. I have been trying to tie proper comparaduns and emergers with deer hair wings for a couple of seasons now but they just don’t seem to come out right – either the wings are too long or not thick enough [...]

The Case of the Mysterious Ticking Sage Fly Rod

This story starts not when I bought my new Sage rod while on holiday in New York but some time before when Mike bought his XP off eBay. He reported a “ticking” noise from the top ferrule which was driving him around the bend. After some advice from other people he waxed all the ferrules [...]

6 days to go….

6 days to go before the broonie (thats brown trout to my US cousins)Â season starts.

The weather forecast is for rain for the next few days making sure we will all be gazing miserably at swollen rivers…..

Ari T Hart – for those that can afford them ?

Now, I quite like a bit of angling jewelry but this I think just goes that wee step over the line into sheer extravagance.These reels are hand carved from space age material and the website states “for those that can afford them” without giving an actual price.

I pretty much know I cannot [...]

Even More Friends and Fish

A Fly Fishers Ten Commandments

” Thou shalt not share sweet spots disclosed by friends ” Thou shalt defecate in that service station before going near water ” Thou shalt impart one nugget of wisdom to every brother of the angle that you meet. ” Thou shalt only kill when needed ” Thou shall not cover another mans spot [...]

Choose a River, any River !

Had a very good session at our little fly tying night last night. It was a presentation by David Downie (Dangerous Dave if you are a Rainbow at the Lake of Monteith). He tied up his “bread & butter” flies for catching record breaking fish as well as showing us how to tie up some [...]

Dakota Angler II Watch Review

I have written a review of the Dakota Angler II Watch

Dakota Angler II Watch Review

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