I have kept up to date with the articles in the Guardian and find them to be great. I could not give the articles justice so if i were you I would go and read the reviews on the site and then buy it!
Well hello there, I hope you are all being very good and buying all your presents in plenty of time and not rushing about at the last minute. I have been very good and let my better half do all the shopping and just leave myself to buy something for her. So the other day I was in town hunting around for things to buy her. I am intrigued as to what she has bought me this year. Usually I get asked in plenty of time by people ….they all know when it comes to presents I like to get something that i will actually use…I loathe people wasting money on something that will sit in a corner not being used…the other day I told someone I was stingey….its not that Im stingey I like best value. Anyway, I have already had some rather nice gifts this year…….one of my friends gave me a rather nice net……..not this actuall one but one very like it ….
Well it seems that someone in the US actually lives quite close to AK Best and was visiting him about another thing entirely. Well to cut a long story short in the post I recived a signed copy of “Production Fly Tying” and a box of flies tied by AK Best. The flies I must admit will never get used….they will be shown proudly to any angler that will appreciate them. At the moment they are sitting rather nicely on my mantlepiece (although the old ball n chain wants the picture of her parents back up after crimbo) ….the price? a fishing partner when he and his friends visit from the states.
So I asked my partner if I could have a feel at what she had bought me and she said…….”no you will know what it is instantly”
1. A new fly rod….. this would involve phoning up people that fish. She was sneaky and booked a trip to Budapest for my birthday so I wouldnt rule that out… howver far too expensive
Anyway, Ta Ta!!
So I was out for a walk the other day and most useful it was too. I would like to present this little photo.
I am even dreaming about fishing shops now. Last night I had a dream where I was in a small friendly fishing shop. The shop keeper and I leant on the counter and just had a chat; he let me try out rods and showed me how to tie up a particularly tricky fly. I told him I was looking for another way to attach my leader to the fly line and he ran through a few options…….I was standing waving around a nice Hardy rod and comparing the action to a Sage when a mother and son came in. The shopkeeper had a chat about prices with the mother and he showed the boy how to set up a wee spinning rod with a worm or spinners and threw in a good youngsterâ€™s book. He had a chat about the ethics of fishing and put it into the young ladâ€™s language. The next day I went back and the shop had doubled in size. We chatted for a few minutes but the shop was a bit busier and he was a bit stressed out as the books had to be balanced…..I bought some polyleaders and left. I went back the next day and it had got a bit larger still. This went on for a month until finally the wee shop had turned into a MEGA FISHING SUPERSTORE with rows and rows of rods, massive amounts of fly tying materials a hundred ways of attaching a fly line on to a leader and ready made plastic packs with everything for youngsters. There was rows and rows of tents and waders. There was lots of assistants (the old man had retired with stress) all standing about …….I was going to have a go at the hardy rod but it had a big security tag on it and I am too shy to get one of the assistants to get it off. I wandered about marveling at all the stuff, one of the assistants came up and asked me if I needed any help, he was a young guy and seemed keenâ€¦..he reminded me of when I go in clothes shopping and assistants hassle you and offer you cards with discountsâ€¦..I loathe clothes shopping .
Someone keeps visiting the blog and has the river kelvin fishing category bookmarked. If you look down the left hand side you will see a list of categories, if you click on each one it will only display the posts in that category. If that was a mistake then this blog may seem even more boring than it actually is as I have not been fishing in ages now as it is the close season and have been making posts in other categories……the easist way to fix this is to click the picture up a the top of the blog….its a built in navigation tool that brings you back to he most recent post.
I personally have not came up against these critters but I believe they are being introduced so that people can sell them. I was reading another article in the Herald the other day that was saying the the bailifs on Loch Lomond were stopping people from trying to stock Barbel into the Loch.
I am always intrigued when I hear about this store. I read a lot about it in the forums that I go to and it always seems to have a lot of good priced tackle. There is a couple of things that I would like that I cannot get anywhere else so if anyone actually lives close to one of these stores I would be interested in hearing from you 🙂