A nice post over at Muskoka Outdoors Blog
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.
Here is a good book. It is called The River Home by Jerry Dennis
I have been reading it over the last month or so, it is very good!
So a few weeks back, Mike, a guy who I have fished with a few times sent me some pictures of Grayling that he caught. Absolutely lovely looking fish and impressive sizes too.
I am afraid i have still to catch a grayling, but to be honest I have never really put any great effort into it. Saying that though, we have a trip planned for next month where instead of trying on the surface with dry flies we are actually going to try and catch them the proper way with nymphs.
Both fish were around the 3lb size!
I forgot to buy a Euro millions lottery ticket last night, Claire and I often talk about where we would stay and I always say somewhere near a river, nothing to extravagant though. I think this suits the bill nicely.
Sounds and looks lovely!