Nothing worse than the cold…

I stood outside today and noticed how cold it was – a cold lazy wind that goes right through you rather than around you. Brrrr It reminds me (or rather not actually) of the other kind of cold you can get – during summer when at one point you have been roasting hot and […]

First proper attempt at Pike on the fly..

My wife was on nightshift – the plan was as soon as she got home I was going to have a morning Piking down at the Forth n Clyde canal. Unfortunately I had not factored in the neighbours BBQ, copious amounts of alcohol and a young chap from Bosnia who encouraged me to sample […]

Winter – it is on its way…

So the season is ended and now thoughts have turned to other matters – fly tying, grayling and Pike, although not necessarily in that order.

Usually by the end of the season most people are quite glad for the rest but somehow this year I remain restless. The plans made last year […]

Orvis Customer Service

Let’s talk about Orvis shall we. I bought my Orvis boots at the start of the season, a pair of Henrys Fork II Premium Wading Boot – I was pretty annoyed as the last boots I bought from another company fell apart pretty quick so decided it was time I bought a top of […]

Record Salmon caught on the Ness ?

The British record salmon of 64lbs was caught on the Tay by Miss Georgina Ballantine in 1922…

…however the British angling world is buzzing with the news of a potential record catch on the Ness system.

Reports suggest the cock salmon caught on the Dochfour beat of the […]

New Sites…new links…

When I first started this blog there was no other fly fishing site just like it – blogs that is – now every other week I am sifting through many sites that people have sent me to look at. They far surpass me in the old design stakes and the content aint half bad iether […]

Pike on the bank..

We searched for Pike – jeepers we walked around a whole loch looking for them. The loch we found could not have been more Pikey – it was weedy, shallow in places and actually had trees growing in the middle of the loch. It looked like perfect Pike habitat. We attached it with plugs thinking […]