Summer Fly Stocktaking

I spent the evening tying flies.

Actually that was a lie..

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 like my Scruffy Kelvin […]

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 […]

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!

Cup of flees!

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 […]

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 […]

So the future – what does it hold?

Tying, lots and lots of fly tying!

Between now and December I need to churn out a couple of dozen flies for a fly swap I foolishly committed myself to on the spur of the moment. It seemed like a good idea at the time however now that I have got to stay up past […]

Original Waldron on Ebay

What makes someone sell the vice they love? Who would go to the effort of obtaining a stunning piece of kit and then sell it – even give it to their son to sell. Is it not something to be handed down over the years – I know my JVice will always stay with me […]

Production Fly Tying – get yer’ vice on!

Time to get the old vise out for the Winter – I fully intend on visiting the Milngavie Fly Tyers again this year if I can find the time the odd Thursday night. Been flicking through my books on fly tying and always find this one a joy..

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Ran out of nymphs…

So I received a phone call from a pal – he was heading out to my “Shit Pipe” river – meanwhile I am having a night at home as my better half is on night shift – there was a time that having a wife that worked shifts was great – now with a child […]

Fly Tying – Milngavie Style!

So I decided I needed some contact with other anglers and the best place for that was at the fly tying class along at Milngavie (rather than standing in the freezing cold chasing Grayling, some people might say actual fishing for a change) – an added bonus was that Jim from Palewatery was visiting to […]

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