The Dead Sheep

When we were out fishing the other day Steven stumbled upon a dead sheep. Well, when I say stumbled I mean he was fishing away happily and noticed a funny smell – a rotting sheep was amongst some reeds on the bank. We all had a good look at it through our trusty monocular (boy […]

Marriage Counseling

A husband and wife go to a counselor after 15 years of marriage. The counselor asks them what the problem is and the wife goes into a tirade listing every problem they have ever had in the 15 years they’ve been married. She goes on and on and on. Finally, the counselor gets up, goes […]

That Friday Feeling

Another night at my fly tying class last night, very interesting.

On the way back home I got to discussing with Alex another river that we fish and just how special it actually is. The river is split with reeds and islands and weed beds making the currents form hundreds of small pools, riffles and […]

The Case of the Mysterious Ticking Sage Fly Rod

This story starts not when I bought my new Sage rod while on holiday in New York but some time before when Mike bought his XP off eBay. He reported a “ticking” noise from the top ferrule which was driving him around the bend. After some advice from other people he waxed all the ferrules […]

6 days to go….

6 days to go before the broonie (thats brown trout to my US cousins)Â season starts.

The weather forecast is for rain for the next few days making sure we will all be gazing miserably at swollen rivers…..

A Fly Fishers Ten Commandments

” Thou shalt not share sweet spots disclosed by friends ” Thou shalt defecate in that service station before going near water ” Thou shalt impart one nugget of wisdom to every brother of the angle that you meet. ” Thou shalt only kill when needed ” Thou shall not cover another mans spot […]

16 days

16 Days to go and the broonie season will be upon us.

I mind it was like this last year …..and then suddenly we get snow.

I hope its not the same this year !

[tags]snow,spring,glasgow [/tags]

Trout fishing and Addiction

You know, fishing for trout with a fly rod is like an addiction- a serious addiction. It was Robert Traver my most favourite author who said:

“The true trout fisherman is like a drug addict; he dwells in a tight little dream world all his own, and the men about him, whom he […]

But what to call you ?

So I have been getting a little envious of all the patter going down on some of the blogs and websites that I read. Tom Chandler over at Trout Underground has good patter and affectionately calls his readers “Undergrounders”. I like that; its a good ways of making people feel welcome and part of a […]

Monocular

All this talk of carrying minimal amount of gear has made me think of the things I carry regularly. One thing that I carry regularly is my monocular.A monocular is similar to a pair of binoculars except it is just like a mini telescope. I dont use it to see vast distances but for just […]

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