OOhhhhh a picture I didnt post!!

Was this one here
this one here black and white

Looks nice eh.
Today when Claire was in the garage i got i went out and had a look down at the river. Seen a trout rise for a fly. Thats like the first rise ive seen all year. Someone mailed me to tell me they got another fish yesterday…..obviously just to rub it in!! I will be going out within the next couple of days….possibly tommorow…….ooh oohh that reminds me, better charge up my camera of course i have instantly put a curse on catching a fish

Site update!

Updated the site, like I said I went for a walk the other day. You can get it here….on this link

Furled Leaders

Ive bought one of those furled leaders furled leader
over at Highlanders site. . They look mighty fine.

They are hand-woven leaders & represent a vast improvement over nylon & braided types. For top water & sub surface fly fishing they are without equal.

Construction…..Take over 90ft of premium nylon, twist & counter twist to form what is not unlike a thin rope & you will be getting near the answer.

Form length & taper to suit fly line size. Incorporate loop to loop connections. Add a tippet to suit & we are nearly there

Finally add 250 years of history & maybe, just maybe we might have the answer. Newton & Walton, they knew the answers, nylon has now replaced the twisted horse hair & silk of their time, but the principal remain the same.

Sounds good. Now all I have to do is keep myself from getting caught up in some jaggy bushes (or a rusty old car) and the coming season is looking good.

Nice Roots!

Seen some nice roots as well. Some amazing trees. trees roots

Alistair

The Park

Went for a walk yesterday down through Kelvingrove Park to scout it out for the new season. Its looking absolutelly lovely.
plain water river kelvin

There is a couple of weirs like this weir kelvin

and there is some lovely fly water all around this area. rocks river kelvin
Those rocks just look perfect for a litte wet fly.

I had a mail today from someone who tells me they had their first trout of the season yesterday on a dry fly. He seen a little hatch of what might have been march browns and just went for it.

To say im utterly jelous would be an understatement.

T a ta

Alistair

Green!!

Today I decided I am going to be in a green mood. Therefore the Urban Angling on the Kelvin site will be green as well.

Alistair

GM FISH

Well here we have a genetically modified fish alongside a natural salmon…gm fish

Seems they want to get regulatory aproval by the end of 2004. they grow up to 4 times faster than ordinary salmon………if i wasnt worried about the future yesterday….im damn worried now!
Full story Here On the BBC site

Was at the river today!

It was cold…very cold. The water was dark and there was no fly life. I did not see any fish. Even the trees looked annoyed. I was emailed by another fisher who had been down at the river the other day, there was a short hatch but caught nowt. Hopefully in another week or so it will heat up…….

Funny that, because on wednesday it did in fact actually look quite nice! Not the river, but the weather in general, i seen some flies floating about. Hmmmmm its going to be only good for a couple of hours situation i reckon!!

The First Day!!

This has got to be the first day that I have actually looked out and thought that it may be worthwhile going fishing. There was a little sun around and it was a bit warmer. I reckon there should be a little fly life on the water. All i need is my new manly waders and i will be all set.

My little site!!

You know what I find strange? Nearly all the people that look at the site dont actually come from Glasgow! I look through my stats and I find that around 80% are people from all over the UK and the rest of the world. Most of the people are typing things like “river kelvin fishing” into google and they get my site……now when its people from places like Germany and the states i would really actually like to know why they are looking it up…..So if anyone fancies dropping me a mail i would love to speak to you :)

This all occured to me as i was staggering home from a night out, it was mt friends 30th birthday……it started to rain……and i thought…..hmmmmmm stats now there is a funny thing!!!!????

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