First outing….first fish!!

So there I was out for a jog…I have a little route that takes me up along the canal and then cuts back along the Kelvin walkway………….dodged a new burnt out car on the pathway…..was agahst at another new burnt out car actaully in one of the pools in dawsholm park and then headed back up the road. The river was in ok condition……..bugger it I thought “Im going fishing”

Got my gear out headed up for my first visit to the vet school…..might as well before the place gets busy. Put on a little searching dry fly first had a few experimental casts….Nothing….wander up a bit…nothing. Put on a wet….search a pool…nothing….wander about a bit more….nothing. Im going to blank!!
As usuall appaled at the litter
litter
Im telling you if this place was fly only that wouldnt happen…
Anyway, wander about for a bit….I notice a rise on the other side of the river……or was it a bird shitting in the water??? I watch….cant see any birds flying away…..cant see any flies for that matter…..walk on……on the other side of teh bif main pool I see a fish rising. Try to cast to it but it is out of reach. Head over to other side of river………tricky casting as there are trees to iether side of me……….Im fairly exited by this point……there around 4-5 trout rising to olives on the water……big flies that look juicy. They are pretty close to me about 3#4 yards out and in a space around 4 yards square. They are fairly supping those flies down……shaking now!!
I cast…….cast again…….fly drifts……..fish rises…strike…miss……….cast….drift…..cast….. drift……..cast….fish rises… strike…..fish on……..pump pump underwater……….fish off…..damn (or words to that effect)….cast…….fish rises…fish on………stays one!!! Lovely little brownie…………..photee?? nah slip back in quickly……….cast again……again……again………..fish fairly rising quickly………….fish on…………whoooeee a pretty nice fish……….damned nice fish actually…………around the 3/4 pound mark…..big and fat…..eatable?? nah why kill a fish from the Kelvin………there are few enough fish as there is !!! Consider taking photee but decide against it….new camera in pocket……….I think I would rather savour the memory of this first visit out :)

AAAAaaaaaaaAAAAAAAGRH!!!

RAIN……aaAAAaaaaAAAAaaaaAAAaaaaGRH!!!!

agrgh

Eyelash Creatures….

Found this interesting
eyelash creature
Creatures living in your eyes….swimming about…eating.UGH!!!!

Rain and muddy water

I might have known. I have had a good few people email me to say that they did exceptionally well at the weekend, great hatches of flies and when I eventually get my ass into gear today this is what i find
muddy water
Thats right, the water is the colour of mud and up about 3 feet over usuall. But aha, the Gods were not against me as I did not have my fishing gear with me I was just out for a walk, so at least I was not all ready to go as it were :)

Went for a walk, still seen some flies on the water, well that is not strictly true….I seen one fly.
There is always tommorow
alistair

Very Industrious Fly Tying!!

If I cannot get out and actually go fishing I have decided to pull my gear out and tie some flies….
area
Seeing as how my better half now uses the kitchen as an office I have had to use a tiny little table to tie up some flies….
Deer hair emerger

Later on this evening I am going to tie some beetles and smoke a cigar. !

Gagging to go!!

So I have still not been out this year. I dont know what is holding me back seeing as howI am now actually off for a week. The last couple of days were pretty cold so I did not see much point but I got a text off someone who seemed to have a bit of a bonanza on the dry fly. Vowed to go out today but when I woke up it was pouring with rain…..

Typical…..absolutely typical. I am going to go to the Glasgow Angling Centre and wave about the sage rods instead. Then possibly go out for lunch. Spent a while yesterday in tying mode and tied a few dirty dusters in preperation for a hatch of olives…

10000 unique visitors

On a similar theme to the last post I see I have just sped past the 10000 visitor mark. That is 10000 unique visitors, not to be confused with “hits” which can essentially be just a bot bumping into your site :)

Thats against ::Total Page Hits: 28948 in the last couple of months!

Seeing as how I have just discovered I am dyslexic its a wonder that any of you actually understand anything that I write !

Hey WOwzers!!

Just noticed that this little blog is sitting at number 30 of the top 100 blogs with regards to total hits from blogpatrol.

#Bows#

A stat post!!

Another one of thos posts where I tell you how people get here from the search engines

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New Gierach Book!!

There is a new Gierach Book!! out……..

cover

Looks very very nice, over the winter his books make you want to tie flies, grow a beard and fish bamboo!!

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