Harvesting The Bush!

It was after I had been away for a weekend some time ago with the boys for some intensive fishing (as opposed to catching) that the madness struck – I make no excuses for it – when you go away for a long weekend fishing all you do is think trout, talk about [...]

Cookshill Interview

Steve Cooper of Cookshill Fly Tying is “the man” when it comes to natural fly tying materials – I once telephoned him about getting some cdc, he picked up the telephone (a mobile) and said “wait a moment” BANG BANG “I am just out shooting some ducks just now”

Quality [...]

Wild Weather!

Pouring rain, howling gales, hailstones , snow on the hills – ah yes, the Scottish summer is almost upon us.

It looks set to continue over the next couple of days which means the Kelvin will be messed up for the weekend (probably) – I will be hunting on Sunday for a clearing burn somewhere [...]

Lessons learned with cold hands…

When I arrived at the “other” river the conditions seemed just right – as I was getting my permit I ran into Neil “Trout Machine” Sinclair of Double Decker fame (double deer hair wings allow the fly to be used in the heavy water where big fish like to sit) -“if he is here” I [...]

Seize the moment!

Seize the moment – when your wife tells you that you can go fishing – Do it!

Sure I caught nothing however at least I was out there – casting and wading. Sunday was a funny day – it was kinda bright with a cold wind. The Kelvin also was a little cold. In [...]

Roddy Finnie Flies..

So Roddy Finnie of “The Busby Angling Association” (he is the secretary) decided to send me some flies. Take note you guys – if there is something I like better than having a chat with a fellow angler on the river bank it is receiving free shit through the post – anyway, Roddy would not [...]

Paul Procter at Milngavie Fly Tying Evening – Thursday 26th February

Paul Procter is giving a talk and fly tying demo at the North Glasgow Fly Tyers on some secret river flies. The venue as usual is Milngavie library and starts at 7pm. The fee for non members (or those that attend sporadically) will be around £5.

This will be a most excellent talk by a [...]

Milngavie Fly Dressers Spring 2009 Programme

The program for the 2009 Milngavie Fly Dressers is now out:

Novices and experts welcome – do not be shy if you have never tied before as it is very informal – turn up with your vice and tie any fly you like or copy the demonstrator. There are also “presentation” evenings where someone gives [...]

A New 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 [...]

Milngavie Fly Dressers Autumn 2008 Program

Milngavie Fly Dressers are starting their Autumn and Winter classes once more. The classes start on the 2nd October and a detailed program is available (if you contact me I can forward you it) Alternatively you can go ahead and contact Alberto himself.

The class is a mix of experienced and novice tyers so don’t [...]

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