Fly Tying When It Rains

Great – so we have all been wishing for some rain for the last couple of months and now it has arrived with a vengeance. I think it has been raining on and off for a good week now which has pretty much put a halt to any kind of fishing in the rivers – [...]

Attack Force “Delta Flies”

Look at em’, all standing to attention like soldiers, like a trained fighting force – the elite! Like the SAS – all ready to attack the rivers full force. Just waiting for their orders although in this case it will be an order to land gently possibly several feet away from a rising trout – [...]

Early Season Flies – Part Two

Anyway, what was I talking about? Oh yes, flies and imitations. Well another three handy flies to have at this time of year also cover a variety of insects – and two of them are not dry flies they are emergers.

Remember in part one we were talking about the Large Dark Olive – [...]

Early Season Flies – Part One

Ok, I promised a kelvinator I would post the flies that I regularly use on the Kelvin . I pretty much use these same flies on the other rivers I fish as well. I have decided to split the series into three so watch out for the next sections over the coming weeks.

Neil “Trout Machine” Sinclair – Thur 28th Feb at Milngavie Library

Neil “Trout Machine” Sinclair is giving a talk along at Milngavie Library tomorrow evening (Thursday 28th February at 7pm). The event is organised by Alberto Laidlaw through the Milngavie Fly Dressers Club.Neil fishes for the Scotland Team (although we don’t hold that against him) and he will be giving away his usual pearls of wisdom [...]

Tying Time…

So tonight I suddenly realised that the season is around 39 days away. I also suddenly realised that all my big talk about tying up plenty of flies for the start of the season was all….well….big talk. Actually, I did start around a few weeks ago and tied up some nymphs but it was [...]

Good Vibrations

Vibrations – that what I need in coloured water to attract those Pike. You see, they have a long lateral line to detect the slightest vibration and once located the prey doesn’t stand a chance. The dorsal fin works in conjunction with the ventral and tail fins to provide the incredible acceleration we love [...]

Live around Glasgow – Demo in Milngavie

If you have never been to a demo let me tell you a little story – my first tying demo was a few years ago now and was Charles Jardine – I can honestly say my fly fishing knowledge not only increased because of the talk but also because of the people I met that [...]

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 [...]

Milngavie Fly Dressers – Thursdays – Be there or do something else !

You know the finale of the season is approaching when you look out the window and notice it is getting dark at half past eight at night. The other sign is that you start getting emails regarding fly tying evenings which will be starting up for the winter. Again I will be popping along [...]

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