Happy New Year

Sitting here on hogmany browsing around thinking about the new year – we have only around 70 odd days to go before the new trout season opens. I would like to think I would get some pike fishing done over the next month however it now looks like the weather will be against us all. [...]

Happy Winterfest, Christmas etc

Santa Claus, Christmas Eve – thoroughly pissed off!!

The wife refused to have sex with him before he left for work, those bloody elves are demanding more money as usual for hardly even a days hard graft (for the love of God they want four breaks a day) and to top it all [...]

Turning Corners..

That’s it lads – we are almost there! The winter solstice is upon us and from now on the days will be fair old drawing in. I think this is a special time for the dedicated trout angler as it signifies a turning point in the long dreary winter – a faint glimmer of [...]

Five things I can’t do without

None essential items used in the catching of fish that I do not actually need but still require:

Lypsyl – ever since I was around 15 years old I used to get cracked chapped lips in the cold or heat. I then started to use lypsyl to keep them moist and…well….un cracked. This has [...]

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 [...]

Do you think your obsession with fishing grows ?

I have lots of work to do – I have one essay due in around 2 weeks and even though I have a good plan guess what am I thinking about constantly?

Yup – Pike slamming into my horrors down on the canal.

I think about it when driving, when falling asleep, in meetings, at [...]

A Little Something For Your Ka Sir ?

How much would you pay for a seasons fishing?

I contributed to a thread (you may have to register) recently on a forum about what the maximum would be you would pay for a day’s trout fishing. I thought if it was a one off special occasion on a special river I may pay up [...]

Nothing worse than the cold…

I stood outside today and noticed how cold it was – a cold lazy wind that goes right through you rather than around you. Brrrr It reminds me (or rather not actually) of the other kind of cold you can get – during summer when at one point you have been roasting hot and [...]

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 [...]

Givin’ it a lick, ye see…

Someone asked me to elaborate on the conversation I had with the farmer regarding the cows drooling on my car.

I am not a big fan of cows; I don’t trust anything which looks as if it could trample you to death. Sure, I am told they are docile but I don’t want to be [...]

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