A rather interesting thread!

Here is a rather interesting thread about Mikes Tackle Shop in Edinburgh. A customer took a fly line back to the shop where they insisted they had to send it back to the manufacturer instead of just replacing it. The customer comes on to the Fly Forum for a bit of advice and then a representative from the shop turns up.

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Tying Flies with CDC

Here is a nice looking book that I spotted the other day. Have added it to my wishlist in preperation for Christmas. Thought it was appropriate as I have been tying up some flies with CDC lately!

Im Awaaaaaaaay!!

No fishing as I am in Birmingham for a few days. I have always been dissapointed that there is no good trout fishing here, or any rivers for that matter. I did however notice a little burn that turns out to be the River Rea. .

I will look into this I think!

Rubbish!

So Claire wanted to go to a shop that ran next to one of the Kelvin tributaries. First of all I was impressed as I could see some trout rising right next to a wall that is part of a supermarket. The water “ok” although there was a couple of shopping trolleys and a rather bizarre umbrella floating about in a pool.
supermarket

I walked on down to a little park and was appalled at the amount of rubbish in the river. There was plastic bags and litter everywhere. I wish I knew exactly who it is that does stuff like that….I mean do they do it intentionally or something. I could not imagine going into a park on a nice day and then throwing all my rubbish away.
appaling

I went down to the Kelvin this evening but there was not many fish moving at all. Met a guy who regulary fishes the river who caught a couple on the wet fly but in the whole it was a poor night. I am hoping for some heavy rain to give the fish some oxygen.

Bought some “stuff”

So I was down in the Glasgow Angling Centre the other day. Honestly, I know I used to slag the place off and it still has no soul but I am slowly warming to the place. A few weeks ago I bought myself a net and a new reel for my Tea Stick Bamboo rod so gave them a wee email about a reel and net I was interested in. They did not have the net but suggested another more expensive one…..well, did he not just give it to me at the same price as the other :)

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I cannot get it out my head!

Company struggling to find workers – billingsgazette.com

Company struggling to find workers – billingsgazette.com

You know, if I were single I would bugger off out this country and take up one of those jobs.
Fishing Montana for a living………..now that would be some blog ;)

Fish Kill on the Kelvin!

So I took a wee stoat up to the Vet School today as it looks like the last day fishing for a bit as the rain is about to come. I met a guy from SEPA who asked me if I had seen any dead fish. It just so happened that I had seen two but had not thought much about it. It turns out because the water is so low and it is so hot the amonia levels are rising in the river causing the trout to die. I seen a couple of rising trout but decided not to go after them as if I had caught them it would have taken them longer to recover……if at all.
I walked down the river coming across more and more dead fish.
deadfish
Some looked nice as well.
I allso found a large plastic bag full of maggots next to a porno mag …
scud nag
Kelvin fishers eh?? cant take those buggers anywhere!! tut tut!!

I have seen a remarkable amount of snails this year, seems I have not seen this many ……..well ever in fact now that I com eto think about it!

Here is one stuck to a nettle bush!

snail

The rain started today. I only hope that it starts bucketing down and gives the fish plenty of oxygen!

Evening session, could have been worse!

Hiya, so I got a text at around 6pm asking me if I wanted to go for an evening session on another river. It was roasting hot, not a cloud in the sky, no wind and I thought why the hell not. I was supposed to go to the Kelvin commitee meeting but could i resist an evening session to go and sit in a dank room……..nah!

no clouds
There was absolutely no clouds in the sky, well…..there was some hot air baloons drifting by overhead…….
balloon
Not too many fish were rising untill there was a large blue winged olive hatch…….This was a nice trout I caught before all the action started..
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Later when the hatch started I caught another one, hooked a really nice fish for around 10 seconds and missed around 10!!

Glad I went!!

River Tummel!!

This River Tummel starts its life 60 miles to the west of Pitlochry on the windswept Rannoch Moor close to Glencoe. It begins as the River Ba and runs east passing through numerous lochs including Loch Ba, Loch Laidon, Loch Eigheach, Loch Rannoch, Dunalastair Water, Loch Tummel and finally Loch Faskally, until it reaches the main stem of the River Tay at Ballinluig.
tummel

Two friends and I decided to head down on Saturday, have an evening session and then fish possibly another river on Sunday, although we ended up back on the Tummel. I had a great time, it just goes to show that you dont actually have to catch fish to have a good time fishing. It was roasting hot with blinding sunshine!!
Here is a rather nice Thistle for my American friends that I have been ordered to put on the blog
thistle

The Tummel is a big river, on Saturday evening when we first started fishing Emanuele and I scared all the fish away to the other side of the river…
eman

Well, its not strictly true about catching no fish. I caught a nice fish, even if everyone else said it was an utter fluke, Alberto announced “he wasnt even looking at the fly”!!!
me na na fish
Alberto did the right thing, having a snooze and sticking to the shadows…
alberto

On the Sunday I lost everyone and walked a power but found this rather nice mushroom…..
mushroom
On the Saturday evening I caught another few smaller trout as well…….
underwater

I will be creating an album in the misc fishing trip where i shall be putting up the rest of the photos if anyone is interested
!!

After seeing no fish at all on the Sunday we decided to stop off at the Kelvin to have a look at the river. Trout rising everywhere. Was going to go down at Dusk but decided to spend some time with my betrothed instdead!!

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