When I went to work on Friday I was dissapointed to see that the river was in a good condition after all that rain and I had decided not to go down. So I was gagging to get down there yesterday for a few hours. When I got there the water was maybe up just over a foot and was maybe just a little bit murcky but otherwise was very good.
There was plenty of fish rising so I tied on a little dry. Unfortunetly a little crowd gathered of dog walkers and students so the fish decided not to play ball.
Walked down a bit and after a chat with a guy who is a bailif from the White Cart I decided to tye on a little wet. Damn Im glad I did. I fished a little Clyde style at the little run that weeds up later in the year ….
You can see that the water is fairly murcky, but I managed to pich up maybe 4/5 fish. The biggest was around half a pound. This is one of the smaller ones.
Hmmmmmm, once more I would like to point out how hard it is to take a picture of fish. I dont like to have the fis out the water for any great lengh of time, so like with that one I just eased it onto a bit of wet grass , quickly take a picture and then ease it back into the water……gone in a flash. I will probably catch it next week.
Then the rain started. You would think that someone knowing what Glasgows weather is like, who in fact looked up the weather channel to see, and who owns not one but in fact TWO rain jackets would take a rain jacket whilst fishing. You could think that……….you would in fact be wrong.
Soi I waited under a nice handy tree.
It was pretty much passing showers all after that lasting 15mins. While I was sheltering a couple of guys with what looked like 4.5 foot spinning rods ripped through my little run with mepps ……..fishing them upstream. At least they never caught anything.
Fly Fishing for Trout: Underwater Pictures of Trout and Nymphs, Closeup Fly Photos and Movies at Troutnut.com
A very good site I noticed that has detailed pictures of insects. Im not “into” fly tying just now but over the next wee while I should be starting again and some of these photos will come in usefull Im sure.
Hummingbird SmartCast RF20 Rod Mount
I would love one of these little things, not for actually fishing, but just for the novelty aspect. There is a little lochan not far from me that is damn near impossible to fish. this little thingus would come in quite handy
Im only half serious by the way.
GREYS – Game Fishing – Fly Reels
If you look at that reel at the bottom, thats my reel. What I think I would like is the one on top of that as it takes a 4 weight line, which s really all i use anyway.
Ive always found the reel a little heavy myself, still happy with my little greys rod though
Anyway, I suppose I will have a night of changing my line over onto my old leeda reel. I found it lyesterday when i was doing the HELL that is decorating….
Orbital at T in the Park – their last Scottish show
Nothing to do with the Kelvin, but one of my all time favourite bands are playing their last ever gig at T in The Park this year.
It seems everything is against me going fishing at the moment. NOW ive got to decorate the bedroom. There was a chance i was going to have to strip woodchip from the walls but I managed to avoid that one….phew.
Anyway, found my old Dragonfly concept reel and will put my fly line onto one of its spools.
Im going to get this finished today and head down to the river first thing ……..or around 10 to catch the hatch! Its been hailstones today…….i bet you its like a raging torrent in the morning.
i hate paint…….and turps for that matter :/
Ive been away in Birmingham for a few days.
Its funny I always think as I shoot along the M8 and then the M6 that I always gaze at the little bits of water that i glimpse through the trees. I dont drive just now, im learning, so i have plenty of time gazing at the little flashes of blue, sometimes its big rivers like the River Eden, which we passed over and the little bit of The Clyde that looks lovely. But other times its the littre rivers i see, the little burns and brooks and i wonder what they would be like to fish. i suppose when I learn to drive they will be more open to me, although my sense of direction is hopeless. I would probably get lost.
Those wee brooks and burns look lovely, i see little rocky runs through trees and think about just how much fun you could have down there with a fly rod and plenty of time, a hot summers day shielded by the trees casting into the little shadows with a wet fly. ahhhhhhh bliss!!
Im going to be sending my Greys reel back to them for repair, i will let you know how THAT goes, its never been right since i was conned into it by the Glasgow Angling Tesco shop. So im faced with a week without fishing or I look out one of my old reels and stick my line on that, I think I will look out an old reel. should be fun I supose….##shudders at the thought of knots##
damn and blast!!
It seems my reel is jiggy jiggered. The reel seems to be operating normally …kind of…..it feels really jaggy and seems to be sticking at certain points as I turn the handle…..or rather not kind of sticking…more getting really loose.
Well, today I ventured out for the first few hours with my new manly waders. Im not saying they are lucky or anything but I did in fact have an absolutley great day. The first caught was on a little partridge n orange and then I moved on to dry flies. I tied on on of those little drys that I got off Bob Wyatt and then the fish just kept on coming. I was down at the vet school Just for the sheer fact it was close by.
In total I caught around 9 lovely brwonies, 2 of which were around the 8 ounce mark. What a fight they gave me, ducking and diving, dodging and weaving.
Unfortunetly I did not have my camera with me, or rather I did but I had forgotton to charge it up…….which was kinda silly….but hey…If i did I may not have caught the fish…..right??
Lots of bait fishers today, static bait fishers at that …….possibly may be converted though.. as I caught about 3 fish just down from them.
Hmmmmmm, so there I was deep in the water……I was thinking to myself…”I must look like some kinf of fishing GOD in my new waders. I then realised that my bag which was on my back was in the water as well, which meant all my stuff was soaking wet. Sheepishly, I tried to act cool whilst getting back out again.
My reel seems to have busted as well, for some reason it does not go clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick anymore it just sort of freelines. In fact Im going to go an dcheck it now!!
30 on Sunday. Weird. Feel ok about it……how does it go, terrible twenties-dirty thirties…ooer.
I have a wishlist set up for familly…….if anyone fancies buying me a book on flies that would be lovely
You can see it HERE
Just some books on fly tying n fishin!
Most of the Uni work is finished….. I have one essay to do again but i knew about that for a while. Starting next week as long as the water is looking good I should be swinging into full flow!!
WoOt WoOT!! im awat to Budapest!