I would hope that it would be fishing manufacturers that would take the steps in going green. Sure I recycle in my home and try to be as energy conscious as possible however there is always a nagging thought that really it should be the big boys that try and cut down on wastage. It is good to see that Orvis as usual appear to be taking the lead and making their distribution centre in Roanoke as green as possible.
The first article shows a video and it includes footage from the distribution centre itself. Just look at the rows and rows of what I can only assume are vices and waders. All the gear you would ever want (to recycle) 😉
Have a read of the stories here:
Roanoke business leaders pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Roanoke businesses celebrate their ‘green’ initiatives
So a few people have posted pictures of their better half’s on their blogs and I have came to a startling conclusion (although I have suspected it for some time) – Fisherman have better looking wives and girlfriends than anyone else.
North Country Angler
Pike Fly Fishing Articles
Fly Fish Magazine
The River Returns
A fine collection of specimens of the female kind if i do say so myself.
Got to admit though, often when I have been walking through the park in my full fishing outfit of waders, waistcoat, dark glasses and baseball cap I receive admiring looks from passing attractive young women – giggling with sexual tension !
Of course, my other half tells me there is a whole other reason as to why the minxes are smiling …
She says we look like chumps!
Extreme kayakers have been condemned for canoeing down a dam in west Wales.
And we thought those peoples on Kayaks were crazy in the Kelvin.
Check it out
I noticed Murdock over at Flyfish Magazine is posting pictures of his wife to gain some brownie points – nice thinking !
Here is a picture of my long suffering wife of three years (to be fair though we have been together 12)
Do I need to tell you what she puts up with?
Maybe all the fly fishing bloggers should start a theme over the next few weeks – post a picture of your long suffering partner!
Tom Chandler does not need to – I see he has already posted his trophy wife.
He made us all wait – and then he writes something trully incredible.
I had a fantastic day fishing with a dry fly early in the season – on the Kelvin.
If you live in Glasgow you no doubt heard the bagpipes throughout the summer – this was organised by Piping Live and culminated (possibly the wrong word choice) in their Piping festival which by all accounts was most excellent.
The Scottish Trad Music Awards announced the list of final nominations yesterday and Piping Live! 2008 has made the final shortlist for the ‘Event of the Year’ award. Piping Live is in category 7 up against the Gordon Duncan Memorial Concert, the Jura Festival and Shetland Fiddle Fren. To vote for Piping Live as your favourite event of the year please go tohttp://www.handsupfortrad.co.uk/tradmusicawards/index.htm and click through the categories. You will see a vote now online link at the top of the page.
Other links of interest:
Tuning up for a week of Piping Live
We drove down a track we had never been before on the hunt for something completely different..
- Just 100 days until this is a reality!
We found more than we thought!
Looks like the bloody thing has been around for yonks as well.
Go check it out
Alberto Laidlaw (casting maestro extraordinaire) is holding a two day grayling course on the River Teviot.
This year we have booked the Monteviot Beat on the River Teviot just outside Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders; this beat covers 2.5 miles of double bank fishing. This particular water is renowned for its large specimen Grayling, so if you have a desire to catch a specimen fish this is the trip for you. They inhabit the same water as trout, but grayling are very different in many respects to trout. They spawn in March-June, whereas trout spawn November-January. This is one of the many reasons that they feed and act quite differently to trout and you’ll need a new array of weapons in your fishing to successfully catch “The Lady of the Stream”.
Fly fishing will be the main consideration but trotting will be included if required.
The trip is strictly limited to 6 rods and includes the availability of limited accommodation on the nights of the 11th and 12th December if you wish to stay over. This course will be suitable for all abilities and provide actual casting tuition, if required, it will take place on the water, on a one to one basis.
Some of the topics that will be covered include:
- Fly Tying on both evenings, Fly patterns for deep nymphing
- Rods and Lines
- Safety when wading
- Setting up your tackle
- Water craft
- Effective use of Bugs
- Judging speed and depth
- Knowing when to strike
- Playing a fish
This is a great opportunity to fish a great beat for specimen grayling under the guidance of an APGAI qualified instructor.
We plan to run days on the 12th and 13th December 2008.
A One Day Grayling Course is £45 for a day or £75 for 2 days
So there you go, for more info head over to his site at Game Angling In Scotland.