Zooming Fly Fishing

Anyway, so i was sitting on my sofa on Thursay night minding my own business watching a bit of telly when my mobile telephone rang – “Alberto Laidlaw” it said on the screen. Alberto is about the closest I get to angling legends apart from…

The Spiky Box

My Spiky box is coming along just nicely thank you very much. I do love an easy tied spiky fly and the rough water sedge fist the bill just nicely. I know some rapids and pocket water where they are going to be well used.

Winter Projects – Vice Action.

Well that was a quick season. No sooner than it was over I was thinking about next year and planning some winter projects. I am not a big fan of freezing my balls off hunting for Grayling and anyway looking at the photos on facebook…

A Newer Sergeant Major…

The squadrons were depleted in last year’s campaign of trout hunting by various means. Lost in action they were – up trees, on boulders, very occasionally in fish, sometimes on shopping trolleys and on one memorable occasion on the back of my jacket. Brings a…

Summer Fly Stocktaking

I spent the evening tying flies. Actually that was a bit of a fib, I spent a couple of hours  stocktaking my fly box and then amalgamated good flies from other boxes into the one I carry the most. This involved taking some old favorites…

Milngavie Fly Dressers Spring Program

The Milngavie Fly Dressers Spring Program is now available here. The 7th of February is looking pretty good as Craig MacAdam of the Riverfly Partnership will be giving a talk. This year a survey is being carried out on the Kelvin (Willie Yeomans has drafted me…

Milngavie fly dressers started..

..well, it was actually last week actually however I am just getting round to posting this just now due to shock at the trout season ending and a nasty bug AND a bloody sore back due to lack of movement. A triple whammy! Alberto says:…

A wee batch!

In my hour that I had to get my gear out the attic, get suitable materials sorted and make a coffee my final tally was four wooly buggers and just over a half dozen skinny nymph things ! I told my women that if the…