Here is a book I highly recommend to all new fishers of rivers.
Or for that matter those just wanting to brush up
I am a firm believer that young people should have a hobby and this just proves it. It is allso good to see they are highlinghting fishing as being one of the most popular leisure pursuits, helping sustain 20,000 jobs in the industry and local economies near rivers.
If you have been using IE you may have noticed that the sidebar went a bit wonkey around a week ago. The sidebar ended up away down on the page. This is because of a wonky bit of code somewhere that jiggered everything up. As I use firefox I did not notice, it was just on the offchance that I fired up IE to have a gander at something that I noticed. It just goes to show how clunky IE is as a browser and should be a lesson to you to get a proper one.
If there is something I like, other than a bargain, it is good service. I have written about Riverkeeper before but thought I would again just in case you missed it. It is now nearly the start of the season and I am doing my usual getting my tackle sorted out, what I need new and what I can salvage from last year. What I cannot salvage are my tapered leaders. Anyway, rather than trek all the way to the GAC I remember that this nice little online shops sells lots of Fulling Mill stuff and therefore ordered up some Fulling Mill tapered leaders, some â€œShake n Floatâ€ and some putty for nymphing. No order too large or small it all comes with free next day delivery. Startling service!
Anyway, Riverkeeper sells lots of interesting fly fishing stuff including flies, reels, tapered leaders, rods etc . It is pretty much all Fulling Mill branded, but I reckon with them you cannot really go wrong!
You can visit the site here Riverkeeper
So I found myself taking a stoat along beside the River Leven today as it was on my journey.
Sounds good to me !
I went for a wander along to the Vet School on Sunday. It was pretty grim, I hope it starts to heat up a little bit, I suppose a month can make all the difference though in fly fishing. I might add that if Bird Flu hits the UK then this stretch will be off limits to anglers just like during the foot and mouth outbreak.
I was trying to work out why I have had such a massive jump in visitors to the main Kelvin website and to here over the weekend. Usually visitor numbers dip sat/sun as people are not at work browsing the net catching up on the fishing gossip.
Speaking of which, I took receipt of some new tapered leaders, a tub of something that looks suspiciously like cocaine that will keep your fly floating all day and a little tub of weighted putty. I got the weighted putty as this year I am determined to try some deep down tactics, especially at the start of the season anyway!
You know, there are actually parts of the Kelvin I have not fished yet. Here is a nice little bit that I have not given a bash. This season I have made a deal with another of the Kelvin fishers that we will try and get to some of the more inaccessible areas.