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Waterproof Solar Panels

The HT10 PRO

It's a waterproof hammock...

...that's also a tent


Paul Arden fishing a popper on the HT8



Are you ready for the explosive 4-weight?

Daily cast

Monday: Paul Arden
Tuesday: Gary Meyer
Wednesday: Bernd Ziesche
Thursday: Tracy&James
Friday: t.z.
Saturday: Viking Lars
Sunday: Matt Klara
FP Archive

The Roll Cast

Monday, 23 October 2017

We are slightly out of synch this week because the roll cast is such a long video and consequently we have juggled the order. Later in this week I shall drop in the stripping/retrieving line video.

Still covering first lesson material. This is the stuff you need to master and practise because it's the building blocks of the more technical casts coming later.

If you have never mastered Single Handed Spey Casts then I thoroughly recommend you do and the humble Roll Cast is your the foundation.

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Some new things

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

After what seemed like a dearth of flyfishing activity my plate overtopped in the last few days.

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First Cast - Hosted Fly Fishing Trips Into Pikeland

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Because that's where the fish are!

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Be safe… (sort of)

Thursday, 19 October 2017

I was planning to do some more Instron mechanical testing for this week’s FP, however when I came to switch the machine on there was no power to the circuit. I suspect a breaker has been tripped somewhere upstream of my lab during one of the all-to-regular electrical safety checks and it now requires appropriately trained electrical specialists to track down where and why the power is off. This can’t be done by a single person, as the hazards associated with electrical work mean that two person working is the rule – and then only after formal ‘work authorisation’ has been given etc. When I read about certain institutions being charged £1000 to change a light bulb etc. I have a wry smile to myself as I can see on a daily basis where the costs can escalate. Working in a high hazard facility can be very frustrating at times.

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Number 4 in the the Mikes salmon flies series. The Snow Fly sporting a heral wing.

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Borger's Best Book

Saturday, 21 October 2017

I've been reading (haven't read it all - yet) Jason Borger's new book, "Single-Handed Fly Casting". Mine was on the early pre-order list, and I'm fairly convinced you all know why. Here's a few of the reasons I really like this book.

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Autumn Update

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Autumn arrived in Montana with a heavy hand this year. Some years there are a few cooler nights leading up to a first frost, combined with some overcast days in between bright and warm moments. Autumn 2017 hit us with two nearly-back-to-back snowstorms just a couple of days after a high temperature of 90 degrees F. That first storm smashed my tomato plants and dropped local water temps precipitously, and also thankfully extinguished the many forest fires we'd been dealing with. Now things have finally sorted themselves out apparently and returned to the bit of glorious “Indian Summer” that we are currently having.

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Ronan's Report

Message in a Bottle!

Shane and I decided we had time to walk in to the Black Lake and be back in time for dinner. The walk was usually 2 hours but Shane thought he might have a quicker way in if a certain bog road on google earth was firm enough to drive on. Thankfully it was and […]

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Pic of day