The Long Haul
Monday, 23 February 2015
The fishing here in North Malaysia has been extremely hard this year. My original plan was to spend six days/week fishing the protected Belum area, sleeping on the boat, and one day each week getting provisions, socialising and so on. It hasn't quite worked out this way, but it might just do so yet!
Quick Jungle Call
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Just a quick FP filling in for Harps today. It's been a crazy day here, very hot and humid. I've managed to break my bed from the boat (by standing on it while fishing!) and so I have two options, one is to build a metal cabinet into the boat and sleep on this and the other is to cut bamboo and build my own bed. Obviously the second option excites me the most too. However the four hours required to create it with a tiny handsaw, so far, has kept me sleeping in the bottom of the boat!
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
I'm covering for Bernd today which gives me the chance to talk about the Sexyloops Hot Torpedo 4. As I've written before we got pretty lucky with the 6-weight, with its action, feel and tip balance, and ever since then the problem has not been to design other rods, but instead to try to replicate the feel and action throughout other line classes and rod lengths. Having spent two years on this project now, I can happily inform you that not only is this not easy, it is in fact the greatest challenge I've ever given myself!
Hat as Trophy
Thursday, 26 February 2015
I won it, well sort of. A couple of years ago I placed first in a fly casting competition. My podium finish sent me home with a large glittery gold plastic trophy and a $100 gift certificate to a big box outdoor store. The hat was not in my winner's gift bag. It would come later after a phone chat to Michigan. It's pictured below in the Arizona desert during a recent trip.
One more voice.
Friday, 20 February 2015
So I am a wee bit stubborn in thinking that I am the only one who gives a crap about how fish are handled when taking pictures ,and then I find my voice is not the only one shouting its whispers of what about the fish!! I was going to start a series of new “stories” as the most lovely lady flyfisher said “that I was being too serious and she missed my stories” Then I found this in one of my side web sites, Sexyloops is my main addiction, but a couple of others tug at me once in a while, This is fly, is a great collection of fly fishing and uber life stuff.
Saturday, 14 February 2015
The Danish Fly Festival 2015 takes place on April 11th and 12th. As usual, we expect this to be a great event with lots of great flytiers and flycaster, exhibitors and talks on flyfishing.
Sunday, 22 February 2015
Some might not quite get the fly fishing/casting connection of this FP, it is kinda weak. I was driving 30 miles to fish the Ruby River in SW Montana on Saturday. To get there I had to go through the little town of Virginia City, where gold was first discovered in Montana in the 1860s. The town still looks much like it did then, it was a ghost town for a while but has been restored to a semi-functional state. Known locally just as “VC”, the town boasts a population of 190. But an interesting 190 it is!