I have located the reason and the actual hole in my waders. I studied the area very very closely and it turns out its my fucking boots. I noticed that the inner sole has slipped making some studs visable…when i ran my finger over them they were pretty raised and had been digging into my [...]
Here is a rather interesting thread about Mikes Tackle Shop in Edinburgh. A customer took a fly line back to the shop where they insisted they had to send it back to the manufacturer instead of just replacing it. The customer comes on to the Fly Forum for a bit of advice and then a [...]
Here is a nice looking book that I spotted the other day. Have added it to my wishlist in preperation for Christmas. Thought it was appropriate as I have been tying up some flies with CDC lately!
So I was down in the Glasgow Angling Centre the other day. Honestly, I know I used to slag the place off and it still has no soul but I am slowly warming to the place. A few weeks ago I bought myself a net and a new reel for my Tea Stick Bamboo rod [...]
Glenn Yoshimoto’s Zen Fly Fishing
Lovely site about fly fishing for Perch. Its all about the Zen apparently!
So the last time I went to a little stream I used my little 3 wt that I had not used before. One of the first things that I noticed was that the sections kept coming apart. It is a little custom made rod so all I had to do was put a little wax [...]
Another book, this time about tying emergers. Emerger patterens are pretty good as searching flies and i use klinkhammers pretty much all the time now!
I got this book for my birthday………….another little book about fishing smallish streams!
Synopsis Small stream flyfishing is a rewarding but demanding sport that requires skill, an understanding of successful tactics, and knowledge of the quarry. This revised edition combines descriptions of tactics with diagrams. Topics covered include understanding the stream, tackle, and [...]
To be honest I am disapointed with my Snowbee XS floating line. It lasted all of half a season before the tip section started to sink like a stone…..it is very very annoying. And it is not just a small amount I am talking about here, it is like around a yard and a half [...]
Another book for your collections …..
Synopsis Features: Midge larvae and pupae, tiny parachutes, floating nymphs, micro scuds, tiny ants; Choosing the right hook, thread, wire, and amount of weight for small flies plus 75 patterns, including Brassie, RS-2, Renegade, Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear, Griffith’s Gnat; Foreword by John Gierach. Taking trout on lightweight rods [...]