A while ago I recieved a very nice email from a bloke called Paul Campion from ac acoustics
here he is …..the one with the cool glasses and the wings out his head
Anyway, we met up in a pub and he told me all about making a new telly show all about fly fishing……… most people are aware I cannot handle my drink so he could have asked me to run naked down Argyle street and i would have said Ill think about it.
Anyway, before I knew what was happening, I had agreed to be in the show. Driven by Pauls obvious enthusiasm…….anyone who is that passionate about fishing, especially fly fishing must be ok in my book.
So today was the filming, arrived early to scout out the water, it had been looking pretty grim the last couple of days…..but today rejoice rejoice the weather turned good and there was good hatches on the water……..Bob Wyatt was with us as well….he writes for fly fishing and fly tying magazine, a guy called Colin who is a biologist from Stirling Uni, and the presenters Greg and Paul…..and a camera crew and a director.
Thats Bob Wyatt.
There is Colin..
and that is Paul and the camera crew.
I didnt get a picture of Greg though…
It was all very exititing…..also nerve wracking. No way i was going to be first to humiliate myself with slopping casting…..not in front of the cameras anyway……so i buggered off around the corner for a bit…had a couple of plucks but nothing stayed on. Anyway, i didnt have my new waders, but I had on my lucky green wellies so that was ok.
Colin dived in their first , casting away at the first couple of rises….damn brave I thought, no way was I going to go first….I mightve fallen in knowing my luck.
Later came my turn, Claire said I couldnt have a drink of wine at 9am in the morning to settle my nerves (spoilsport) but everything went well…..although i do remember blinking alot.
All in all , it all seemed to go well, we caught nowt……well thats not true, Colin caught a little smolt and a couple of small brownies…the rest of us including bob caught nowt…although he did have the best bash at it.
Greg managed to steal some flies off Bob and I got Paul to ask him for me……i was going to steal his box and run away but Paul knows my address. Woulda split them 50/50 though.
The show will be on in June/ July time and is called “Trout ‘n’ About”………later I will put up some of the blurb about the show…possibly.
If they leave what I said in and I sound like a numpty, its because they edited it that way!!
Seen some nice trees as well!