Another book, this time about tying emergers. Emerger patterens are pretty good as searching flies and i use klinkhammers pretty much all the time now!
So I have spent the last two days moving into my new home. They say that moving is one of the most sressfull things that someone can do but I found it all fairly painless. The only cock up was my cable company not switching on my phnone line. I have spent the last hour winding on another fly line and glueing the end to see if that will make it stop sinking and will be heading down to the Kelvin today for a walk, a fish and a little exploration!
I dont know what I am waiting for !!
I got this book for my birthday………….another little book about fishing smallish streams!
So I went hillwalking at the weekend. Set out early and walked up Ben Lomond. Ben Lomond is the most southerly Munro and, at 3195ft towers over Loch Lomond
For stress relief I prescribed a few hours fishing down the Kelvin on Sunday. There were plenty of flies on the water -olives -but there was also a cold wind.
Additionally I did not want to get too close to this thing…
To be honest I am disapointed with my Snowbee XS floating line. It lasted all of half a season before the tip section started to sink like a stone…..it is very very annoying. And it is not just a small amount I am talking about here, it is like around a yard and a half that sinks after around half an hour of fishing. I emailed Snowbee but because I do not have a receipt they will not exhange it. Which is kind of fair enough but then the more I think about it , it pisses me off. Anyway, maybe I will get a snowbee line again in the future but then again maybe not. The thing is with myself as a consumer is that once you have got a hold of me with a good product then you will have me for life. I think it is different over in the states when it comes to customer service as they pretty much realise this………over here it is all money money money!!
Pah!! will let you know what line I buy tommorow!!
It seems that noone can make up theire mind about who to vote for. The last google searches that have brought people here have been about who to actually vote for…..”who should i vote for” being the last 20 or so searches.
So I was messing around with Winamp the other day when I noticed that it has a way to view internet tv. Winamp is a piece of software that you can use to stream music and listen to CDs for those of you that do not know, its a bit like media player only better
So as usuall on a Sunday I headed down to another river with a fishing buddy. The day was pretty miserable with showers on and off……generally rotton weather. Anyway, turned out to be one of the best days fishing in a loooooong time. We both had good fish but my friends fish was by far the biggest…
I was going to post a rather longish video of him playing the fish and then the Joyous moment as I netted it …………but instead here is a video of the fish getting the upper hand and darting for freedom!!
Another book for your collections …..
Lovely afternoon down at the Kelvin today. The day was warm with plenty of flies on the water…the only problem being that there was not a lot of fish moving. Still managed to winkle out a couple of brownies and what looked like a little sea trout……..well it was silvery anyway.