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 […]

Vosseler on EBay

So there is a bit of a scandal going down with Vosseler reels in the United Kingdom. It seems that Vosseler have decided to pull a fast one on the UK supplier – In the mans own words

I was given absolutely no notice that we were being dropped as agents. Vosseler demoted us to […]

Rain, rain and a bit more rain (with some extas)

If you do not live in Scotland then I don’t have to tell you the weather has been bad. For my international readers I can tell you the Scotland is stuck with an area of low pressure that is causing wild winds, torrential rain, thunder n lightning (with hailstones) and generally making fishing impossible. When […]

Two Way Radio aka Walky Talkies and Fishing….Roger Roger

So it was this year I got exited about whole idea of using walky talkies while fishing. It was Mike that put me on to the idea and I was resistant at first. When he told me he had bought a couple for him and his brother I rubbished the whole idea straight away (I […]

Times past

We have a long time to wait until we can laze in the sun and have views like this again.

5 Lessons Learned

1.Try a rod before buying it; those that know me are aware of the rod I bought on a whim. I even got a discount after mailing the owner of Fulling Mill. It is a Fulling Mill Ti4 Fly Rod 9ft 4 Piece #5 rod. Looks lovely, I fished with it once and did not […]

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