New waders!!

I got my new waders yesterday. unfortunetly they were exactly one size too big. It was hilarious……claire said i looked like a CLOWN!!! Sent them back and should have a new pair in a few days. Looking forward to it, the river is looking MIGHTY!!

First outing…blanked!!

Woohoo, first day out this season and i blanked. There was not much fly life although I did see a couple of rises. Ironically just now as i sit typing this the sun is streaming through the window and this might have sparked some life into teh insects.
It was not all bad however, I met a young guy who ive been mailing for a while now and it was good “talking fish” fora while. He also noted the amount of pointless bait fishers that were holed up at the big pool at the vet school.
shady bait fishers three blokes all with spinning rods static bait fishing. I just dont see the fun……Anglers??? Fisherman??? try evil baby fish killers.

Could have done with my new waders today, they are coming this week….I was a bit annoyed that I could not get up to the wee bits that i know should hold fish at this time of year but…..hey…there was some nice trees:)

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


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



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.



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!!

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