Time to think about “Matching the Hatch”

Feel like some folk are talking a foreign language when they are talking about insects? Do you want to look cool because you can tell the difference between a Large Dark Olive and a Blue Winged Olive? For those of us that are starting to…

Cortland Desire 10 foot 7 weight Review

So I was offered the Cortland Desire 10 foot for a 7 weight rod for review by Keen’s Tackle and Guns and it came kind of a surprise as I did not even know that Cortland make rods. The rod was the princely sum of around…

I bought a weird net!

I bought a weird net off Ebay – I have no idea what I am doing ! I keep thinking about Wrasse! I may be having some kind of breakdown!

Another book from my bookshelf!

This one is all about dry fly fishing – I bought mine second hand without a cover in a wee bookshop on Otago lane . (the picture is an affiliate link to Amazon) I see you can now buy it for the princely sum of…

Italian Style Casting

Long time sufferers readers will remember my first proper fishing buddy Emanuele  who I used to fish the Clyde with around 10 years ago. He buggered off to Hull and has been casting his micro drys on chalk streams to willing huge trout unlike our belligerent…

At least someone might get some fishing…

I was heading out for an evening session and then turned back due to the road being closed. I am at home now as quite frankly it was the last sign I needed that I should just stay home. I had asked everyone I knew…

Tilley Hats?

I cannot believe it is that time of year again that I am looking at hats. For around 10 years I used the same baseball cap, my lucky hat, however finally it is looking too tatty for it to be wearable – the peak is…

Kelvin Badges?

I like the idea of the new start we have had on the Kelvin and thought it would be nice to commemorate it in some way.  I keep hearing about these mythical “Gold Cards” that some guys got years ago when the association was formed and…

Video Nasty!

Midway through the season I bought myself a wee handheld video cam – this wee thing here: [amazon_image id=”B004MMF7RI” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Full HD 1080P, Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof – Aqua[/amazon_image] I had grand designs of taking some videos throughout the season…

A boat for a hundred bucks and under?

I have been thinking of getting one of these blow up boats for farting around with the kids when I go on holiday. Also I was thinking about the possibility of taking it out on the canal to get to some of those hard to…