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.

Fly Tying Box – I wish mine was made in Scotland by Barr n’ Stroud!

Anyway, so I was in Decathlon and found a box that would be absolutely ideal for storing fly tying materials. The only downside was it was £40 and made of plastic. It is actually some kind of coarse fishing box, something about Carp apparently. It sparked off a whole host of memories about fly tying storage…

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 tear to a glass eye that would – those little lads…

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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 in as seemingly we can collect samples as we fish)…

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: The Milngavie fly dressing club goes from strength to strength…

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 weather is good I have some serious man shit I…

Flies on Ebay

On my wanders around the internets I am always amazed at the bargains that can be had for the lazy fly fisher. I remember reading an article about the owner of the Glasgow Angling Center who stated the most amount of cash he makes is due to flies – he buys them in dirt cheap and then sells…