So I had a strange day at the river today. I left the house at around 4pm…it had been warm and muggy all day. Almost as soon as i got to the river it started to rain. I didnt bring a jacket….all i had on was my waistcoat and waders. No hat. Anyway, I was [...]
Pop star joins fight to save teashop from homes threat – Evening Times
I see some new flats are being built next to a rather nice spot on The Kelvin. There are people demonstrating about this and have put up banners..
Its a damn shame that the flats are being built. Not only is it [...]
I had a wee gander on my stats and I see I am fast approaching my 2000th visitor since…………hmmmm….April!! Im considering celebrating this by smoking a fine cigar on the banks of the kelvin (where else) if anyone has a better idea mail me or leave a messege! to mail me by the way it [...]
The river was back in good condition today. There has been no more rain and the water colour had cleared but still left it a good level. I made someone whom mailed me recently and he had picked up a few fish so knew that it was going to be good. I started up at [...]
TheGlasgowStory: Garscube House
Garscube House, 1954.
Garscube House was designed by the architect William Burn (1789-1870) and completed in 1827. Burn designed other large country houses such as Tyninghame in East Lothian. The house faced south overlooking landscaped gardens beside the River Kelvin.
Im trying to work out exactly where that picture got taken. [...]
Bloody typical…….I get up early, go out fishing, its not happening, come home, potter about the flat and in the evening when i cant get out it starts getting nice. And what is the script with the weather reports on BBc and teletext anyway, one minute it says rain next minute not…….and then its wrong [...]
Fly Fishing for Trout: Underwater Pictures of Trout and Nymphs, Closeup Fly Photos and Movies at Troutnut.com
A very good site I noticed that has detailed pictures of insects. Im not “into” fly tying just now but over the next wee while I should be starting again and some of these photos will come in [...]
GREYS – Game Fishing – Fly Reels
If you look at that reel at the bottom, thats my reel. What I think I would like is the one on top of that as it takes a 4 weight line, which s really all i use anyway. Ive always found the reel a little heavy myself, [...]
Orbital at T in the Park – their last Scottish show
Nothing to do with the Kelvin, but one of my all time favourite bands are playing their last ever gig at T in The Park this year.
It seems everything is against me going fishing at the moment. NOW ive got to decorate the bedroom. There was a chance i was going to have to strip woodchip from the walls but I managed to avoid that one….phew. Anyway, found my old Dragonfly concept reel and will put my fly line onto one [...]