Urban Fly Fisher Forum – phase 3

OK, some people might think I am a glutton for punishment however phase three of the Urban Fly Fisher Forum is now live. You may remember phase one and two, they were fun phases and we had around 300 members and it was good while it lasted. However a clean sweep was needed as quite frankly…

Howling at the Moooooooooon!

As many of you are aware I have a bit of an interest in Astronomy – not the serious understanding it and knowing where everything is kind, more the I know that is Jupiter and that is the moon, everything else takes a bit of searching way. I use a pair of Olympus Binocular 10×50 DPS-1 and love…

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Desire Paths

Desire paths are…… What the hell, here is a weird video on the You Tube that describes them.. The Kelvin river bank has a ton of them and there is even a Flickr group dedicated to them. Did you even know that these tracks made by  rebellious first world  anarchists even had a name?

Kelly Kettles

Is there anyone out there that does not own a Kelly Kettle? You must at least have heard of them though?   It is a portable device for boiling water outdoors using twigs and other small combustible materials; tit consist of a water jacket surrounding a fire chamber which creates an upward chimney draft ensuring…

Developer Hugh Reid about to f*ck with the Kelvin – not on our watch!

Developer Hugh Scott has applied for the Kelvin River Wildlife/Green corridor to be repealed. This is quite possibly the start of a process which could eventually lead to buildings all along the banks of the Kelvin which will destroy all access to the river and cause irreparable damage to the already recovering habitat. Under his company, Highlander…

Wee Bags

To complement the minimalist style of Tenkara I was thinking of obtaining some kind of new bag. Obviously all I need to stick in it will be some tippet, flies, car keys and possibly a mobile phone. I was thinking of using an old camera case however when thinking about it I decided it would…

Autumn Emails..

I love getting emails from you guys: Hello Alistair i have fished that wee burn in redacted  since i was a lad you should try from its source up at the redacted there is some nice deep pools and runs up that way below the redacted Gordon Gordon is of course referring to the wee burn that…