So I suppose I had better post about fishing again soon. It has been a long winter so thanks to people who stick around in the close season. Come open season my visitors always jump up as they know I will start fishing again soon- or at least that thing I call fly fishing- I have now been told that I suffer from the creep. A fishing friend (Alberto) was watching how I cast (I always get nervous as he is very good) and states I suffer from a very bad case of the creep. He is one of those qualified casting instructors so knows what he is talking about. Although to be fair he could be making it all up, but we tend to trust him anyway as generally he comes up with the goods!
Here he is doing his stuff with Emmanuelle at the Tummel â€“ none of me as I am the only one that ever takes a camera- a waterproof one at that!
Anyway, it turns out that the â€œcreepâ€ happens on my back cast, I move the rod forward a few inches (possibly more) before its time- this is bad seemingly. Once I was told that, everything went to pot, wrist breaks the lot. And donâ€™t get me started on double hauling, how come I have got this far without doing it but now it seems imperative that I learn it. Turns out I am shite at that too!
To get us all in the mood, here is a nice picture of a summer thistle
And for the sheer hell of it a picture of me, as someone mailed me to say they dont know what I look like
Repeat after me :from day one I shall watch out for â€œthe creepâ€