Red wine, lovely…..I seem to be going through bottles of the stuff lately, itâ€™s like rocket fuel (you will get that joke I you actually LIVE in Glasgow) Anyway, the old emails from people seem to have trailed off from the usual suspects in the last month or so, I can only imagine [...]
Flies you just dont want to fish!!
Some peoples flies just look too good to fish!! It made me think what makes a populour fly tier. In the states you have people like AK Best who are obviously masters at what they do but when it comes to the UK I was trying to work [...]
It is a lovely day. It is warm outside and if I was at the river I could probably catch a trout on the dry fly. I am pretty sure there would have been a hatch of flies at around miidday. Instead I had to clean out all the junk that has accumulated over the [...]
So the new season has now started and new stuff had to be bought. First of all I have ditched my system of using a tapered braided leader and will now be using a tapered nylon leader and will stick with it. Secondly I went out tonight and bought myself another fly box, a rather [...]
Here is a real nice fly tying storage box on ebay
Remmember what I said about REAL men MAKING their fly tying boxes……..Ta DA!!!!!
I see Allan Brown has been slagging of blogs in the times…
constrained by the need to be interesting in any way whatsoever, blogs are the background radiation of the intellectual realm, the white noise of the collective unconscious, scrolling out their narratives whether anybody wishes to read them or not.
I think he is [...]
First day of the trout season. Rains.
Here is a picture of a little burn that is between loch Lomond and another little lochan next to it.. The lochan is in a wildlife area and I could not help but notice there was two guys fishing. I can only presume they were fishing for Pike as the trout season does not start [...]
For anyone interested I see the new green party manifesto is out
If you have a little gander to page 11 you will see this::
1/ The Green Party is concerned about the damage caused to wildlife by carelessly discarded fishing tackle and the costs involved in cleaning it up. It is believed that this [...]
Here is a webcam of KIbble Palace glasshouse in Glasgow’s Botanic gardens being dimantled and removed for cleaning. The Kelvin runs through the botanic gardens.
I am looking forward to it finishing , it was always a nice sleepy place