I know there are genetically modified rainbows out there but this is just getting plain silly!
Picture and story at JournalStar.com
So I get a lot of emails from people. Especially now that the new season is approaching and people are thinking fishy thoughts. My visitor numbers have doubled as usual at this time and so have the emails. Usually they are the usual what flies, what rod variety with the possibility of meeting new people but some are different. I got an email a few weeks ago and I think my answer came across a bit strong or not subtle enough or something. Here it is, although the authors name not included.
I thought long and hard about my answer, what advice I could give to this kindred soul who was so obviously moved by this little gem he had found that he had to reach out and tell me about it. My reply was thus.
Like I said, I think I came across to strong, I have not heard a reply.
Ah yes, a happy Monday morning to you all!
I was looking through my photographs when I came across this.
I often take photos of random objects thinking that I will post and blog about them and then forget, and this was one of them. It is a little plaque on a boulder in the vet school. It does not take a genius to work out that Julie Nybo used to take “Titch” for a walk through the grounds and they are now both departed, although if anyone knows different please get in touch.
If you look at the brass plaque of Julie and Titch you can see it is bashed as well. Makes you wonder why people vandalize things like that.
I found this from a newsletter in 2001
So this year I am determined to actually identify the flies on the water. Last year at the start of the season the trout were going crazy for the large dark olives, so I have been tying up many patterns. I suppose fly identification and fly fishing go hand in hand! Therefore I have been consulting my little bible of flies.
For those that dont have it it is
The photos really are very good, and it should sort out those “what fly to try today” for begginers as it gives you 7 patterns for any situation!
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 !