fly box

Here is my dry flies…

Like i said Highlander gave me this::

Im keeping my spiders and my new nymphs in it :))

Hmmmmm…..they are crap photos actually, ah well….I was trying to make the load times a bit easier!!!

I need waders!!! badly!!!

Check ma tackle

Only another ten days untill the season starts proper! I have been having a look through my tackle making sure I have everything up to scratch. I still want to get my new rod, reel and line but I dont know whether i will have to sacrifice it for my new manly waders.

Sorting out my fly box and wallet I was amazed at the amount of duff flies I have acumulated. I am only using two cases for carrying flies this season, a dry fy box and a rather cool leather fly wallet that Highlander over at the highlander way gave me…….what a star!!! I will post a little picture of it later as im in a bit of a rush right now.

Must dash……gotta work!!!!

Waders

WADERS that’s what I need, damn right…manly waders….Like these beauties

Vision extreme ….With a name like that IM BOUND to catch more fish…..Plus the fact I will look like a juggling clown will attract TONS of fish to me as I have learned that you must look like a clown to actually catch fish.

Now all I need is to get 200 bucks from somewhere to actually buy these waders …….And scrape together a further 160 quid to buy my dream rod. Can you see a pattern emerging here?

IM also in a bit of a quandary as I don’t know whether to buy rubber soled boots or those fancied felt ones. Considering that I walk on wet grass a lot and the bottom of the Kelvin has slimy weed I reckon the rubber ones….hmmmmmmm.

I need to look for things to sell on eBay!!!!!

pah!!!

Ive done nowt lately in the blog, mostly because I have had lots of shitey real life stuff to do. Was all set to buy my new rod, reel and get a cracking line into the bargain when a pipe burst so had to pay for that. Im raging!!!!

SEETHING EVEN!!!!!!

If anyone wants to donate money to my new rod fund my paypal account is aliferste@hotmail.com ……if you donate…. when im a fully qualified social worker ill see ya good….nudge nudge #cough#cough#jokeWent for a walk along the kelvin today, make sure you check out the site often as i will start to update it again soon.

Did i tell you i was devatated about my new rod?

AGM

Hmmmm, was at the AGM tonight and it was certainly an eye opener. Some extremely passionate people with some very good points!!
Im going to put a page on the site later one….possibly in the next couple of days.!!

Hells Bells, I volunteered for the Commitee as well!!

happy new year

Happy New Year from Ally and Claire!!

Couldnt Find a newer picture

Czech nymphing DVD

I bought a DVD just before crimboand watched it just the other day. Its about Czech Nymphying with a bloke called Oliver Edwards. Anyway, I zoomed past all the bit about tying the actual flies and just watched the part where he shows you how to fish em. I was thinking about this little stretch here…

That might be very very effective down that little bit…..That little pool……its a short walk to get to it from the Vet School stretch…..so would be worthwhile.

I am really looking forward to the season opening. I have a fly tying vice and will be going tomorrow to buy some materials to actually tie the nymphs now…….Looks like I will be looking at that DVD again. :)

I need a pair of waders now. By the way make sure you look through the archives for the blog……the last couple of months have been pretty boring as no fishing has been done but before that……..well……I like trees!!

I aint smilling

Applied for a “Smile” online credit card and student account around 2 weeks ago…..They said they would give me a reply within 2 days whether i would get it or not …..kept on checking back….still no answer.
I wanted to transfer the balance of my current credit card to them ….to benefit the no interest for the six months….every credit card is doing this just now by the way!
Anyway, i mailed them 2 days ago as i thought they were taking a bit long and it turns out that as they have taken so long (the guy told me it was their mistake) i would not be able to take advantage of their deal as it ends on Friday. There is no way i will be able to get to one of their banks…I have to fax stuff from a coop bank seemingly…not just any old fax..to get my details to them.

SMILE = CRAP

Barleycorn

There was three kings into the east,
Three kings both great and high,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn should die.
They took a plough and plough’d him down,
Put clods upon his head,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn was dead.
But the cheerful Spring came kindly on,
And show’rs began to fall;
John Barleycorn got up again,
And sore surpris’d them all.
The sultry suns of Summer came,
And he grew thick and strong,
His head weel arm’d wi’ pointed spears,
That no one should him wrong.
The sober Autumn enter’d mild,
When he grew wan and pale;
His bending joints and drooping head
Show’d he began to fail.
His coulour sicken’d more and more,
He faded into age;
And then his enemies began
To show their deadly rage.
They’ve taen a weapon, long and sharp,
And cut him by the knee;
Then ty’d him fast upon a cart,
Like a rogue for forgerie.
They laid him down upon his back,
And cudgell’d him full sore;
They hung him up before the storm,
And turn’d him o’er and o’er.
They filled up a darksome pit
With water to the brim,
They heaved in John Barleycorn,
There let him sink or swim.
They laid him out upon the floor,
To work him farther woe,
And still, as signs of life appear’d,
They toss’d him to and fro.

They wasted, o’er a scorching flame,
The marrow of his bones;
But a Miller us’d him worst of all,
For he crush’d him between two stones.
And they hae taen his very heart’s blood,
And drank it round and round;
And still the more and more they drank,
Their joy did more abound.
John Barleycorn was a hero bold,
Of noble enterprise,
For if you do but taste his blood,
‘Twill make your courage rise.
‘Twill make a man forget his woe;
‘Twill heighten all his joy:
‘Twill make the widow’s heart to sing,
Tho’ the tear were in her eye.
Then let us toast John Barleycorn,
Each man a glass in hand;
And may his great posterity
Ne’er fail in old Scotland!

Hmmmm

When you search for river Kelvin fishing on google my site is number two. I also may have to contact a site as they have me in their links section as being the official page for the association.

download this this PDF flyer very informative!!!

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