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

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….
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.


A stat post!!

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

Last 20 searches to get here::

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New Gierach Book!!

There is a new Gierach Book!! out……..


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


As soon as I posted that I may go fishing this week for the first time this season the rain started.

Typical……..bloody typical!!

I’m not a complete idiot — some parts are missing


Red wine, lovely…..I seem to be going through bottles of the stuff lately, it’s like rocket fuel (you will get that joke I you actually LIVE in Glasgow)
Anyway, the old emails from people seem to have trailed off from the usual suspects in the last month or so, I can only imagine that you are all busy fishing or something…..or quite possibly I have been making no sense whatsoever.

I am off for the next week and will be having my first session down the Kelvin. I do not think I will try out my new little six foot rod until there is actually going to be fish rising……much more fun that way. I am also trying to decide whether to over line it with a 4 weight line for the much closer work that I envisage.

Populour Fly Tiers…

Flies you just dont want to fish!!

Some peoples flies just look too good to fish!! It made me think what makes a populour fly tier. In the states you have people like AK Best who are obviously masters at what they do but when it comes to the UK I was trying to work out how many there actually are. The first two that immediatly spring to mind are Charles Jardine and Oliver Kite.
I watched Charles Jardine at two demonstrations now at a fly tying club I drop in and out of and he is very very good I must say….certainly full of the patter. I didnt manage to catch Oliver Kite however.
Someone who in years to come will become to be one of those tyers who will build up a big reputation is going to be Roy Christie. He usually posts under the name of “reversed parachutes” on the various boards that he visits. he calls himself reversed parachutes for a very obvious reason……..he um reverses his….er parachutes!
Here is his Avon Special….
Avon special

have a look at this mating midge…

parachute mating midge

A nice article by Roy can be read over at sexyloops

For more flies by Roy Christie head over here !!!!

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