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Monday, 8 February 2016

Happy Chinese New Year 2016 - Year of the Monkey. I'm down visiting Ashly's family for this period which gives me a chance to catch up online, with work, making sure we have enough stock of Hot Torpedos - 8 and 6WT blanks en route from Spain, some fly tying (straight back to guiding when back in Belum next week), continue with learning to fly my drone into trees and of course welcoming in the God of Wealth. I'll be catching up with some of the lads on the 10th in KL this week.

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Since this is my first FP at SL, I want to start out with something that can perhaps get a discussion going. What follows are instructions for double hauling in 333 words. That’s not much for a skill that gets a lot of ink just about everywhere casting is discussed. The goal is to distill double hauling down to its key instructional bits and pieces, which is frankly a good exercise for any instructor to try (with any skill). It could be shorter, for sure, but I don’t want to end up with just “pull on the line during the cast.”

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The static roll cast

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Still the most underestimated - and really useful - cast of all fly casts. You may want to make sure to learn how to adjust loop shape, trajectory and line speed on the roll cast right now!?

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Getting ready for the salt

Thursday, 11 February 2016

So Norway ice fishing is difficult! It was a lot of fun with stunning scenery and tiny tiny wee rods but alas no fish. I'm coming last minute from mobile today so pictures of that and my other weekends to follow next week. Lots of snow!

Today we're going to look at preparing for the salt as a friend of mine is getting married, has booked at honeymoon in Hawaii and needs some advice on how to prepare to chuck a cast that can catch a man sized GT.

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sexyloops fly tying school part 17 - emergers

Friday, 12 February 2016

I believe fish are cynics. They love to eat insects which are trapped in a dismal state - the state of emergence. Tough moment for the little bug. He (or she) spend years (up to three they say) on the bottom of rivers and lakes when than all of a sudden nature calls and they are drawn up to the surface.

There they hang of the water film and have to perform quite a stunt. Crawling out of their outer skeleton to unfold as winged insect above the water. Crazy stuff. I can sit hours in my bellyboat watching this closely when the big Ephemera Vulgata put up their show. Fascinating.

Anyway, the fish give a rats ass about such nuveaunatureIeandIamsofuckingconcious feelings. They see a good bit of nutrition lying on the plate. Bingo - so they rise up to the occasion and devour the struggling creature.

Following article is about the basic design principles I try to follow when tying such a fly.

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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Continuing the theme from last Saturday's front page on synthetic vs. natural flytying materials, there's a quite present development to be mentioned.

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Heavy Rods

Sunday, 7 February 2016

In Australian TV shows there is a lot of fishing for a big fish.
 Massive barra, huge GT(up to 50kg), big reef fish, game fish like marlin, sailfish, wahoo, and over 20kg kingfish.
 When I watch it and see them casting these massive lures on the heavy rods I wonder if I would have any chance with a fly rod in such an environment.

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Ronan's Report

The Fly-Fishing Connection…

You’d think after 5 years writing this blog that I’d be somewhat computer literate. Well, far from it. I just wasted 3 hours of my life trying to make photos smaller on Iza’s Mac (2mp or less to fit in wordpress blog). With Windows you just select the pics, click “make smaller” and its done. […]

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