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 […]

31 days of the season left…

31 days left, without looking at my callander that must mean around 4 weekends – or 8 days possible if I don’t take any holidays. Considering I need to spend at least one day with my other half that leaves around 4 possible days left fishing for trout. Depressing isn’t it?

No way did I […]

In The Beginning…

I first saw the Kelvin through a gap in some trees. I was 16 at the time and it was a Saturday night. I know it was Saturday as on a Friday I went to the Boys Brigade (Now you understand how I know the words when I sing hymns to induce takes) so Saturday […]

Wacky Weather

Work, study and fly fishing collide – the result, an increase in migraines and twitchy weather watching. The weather has turned into almost spring like conditions, there is hardly any hope of an evening session, and temperatures are too low.

Around a month ago, it feels like ages now, deciding on […]

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