New Personal best for the dry fly….. 2lb

Well, today I caught my biggest brownie on the Dry fly, it was around the 2 lb mark, probably more over than under. Unfortunetly no photo as I was waist deep in the water and had a few folk watching me. I was all jittery and was having difficulty getting the fly out so just [...]

Its flowing!

My partner is on nightshift just now. She works as a nurse in a hospital that is derectly next to the kelvin. Now, I didnt want to walk to the river just to find that its in bad condition after the rain. So i asked her to look at the river when she left work [...]

Raining, Funny that!

When I went to work on Friday I was dissapointed to see that the river was in a good condition after all that rain and I had decided not to go down. So I was gagging to get down there yesterday for a few hours. When I got there the water was maybe up just [...]

Hummingbird SmartCast RF20 Rod Mount

Hummingbird SmartCast RF20 Rod Mount

I would love one of these little things, not for actually fishing, but just for the novelty aspect. There is a little lochan not far from me that is damn near impossible to fish. this little thingus would come in quite handy

Im only half serious by the way.

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Damn……I need a new reel!!!

damn and blast!! It seems my reel is jiggy jiggered. The reel seems to be operating normally …kind of…..it feels really jaggy and seems to be sticking at certain points as I turn the handle…..or rather not kind of sticking…more getting really loose. Hmmmmmm! #ponders#

First fish caught!!

Well, today I ventured out for the first few hours with my new manly waders. Im not saying they are lucky or anything but I did in fact have an absolutley great day. The first caught was on a little partridge n orange and then I moved on to dry flies. I tied on on [...]

Correctiony!

Away last year I thought i saw a shoal of Barbel in the Clyde….in the middle of town. Well it turns out that it was in fact Mullet! An angler with a bit of sense mailed me and corrected me.

I have just spent around 10 mins looking for a picture of a mullet

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The “penis” fly

Well here we have the penis fly Do you think that it will catch fish on the Kelvin?

Check out rasmus hansens site

Trout ‘n’ About

You might remember last week I spoke about that telly programme. Well it is called Trout ‘n’ About and here is the blurb i promised

Meet Paul and Greg – characters with attitude, passion and irreverence and one thing on their minds – trout. Finding them, catching them, eating them.

Fly fishing, the sport of [...]

Wandering!!

Went for a wander from Milngavie back along the Allander to where it joins the Kelvin today. A very nice walk. Im always wondering whether its worth casting a fly here…

Well, I know it will be worth it , but it is a fair old treck to get to these parts….

What you [...]

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