The Great Hot Torpedo Competition - New Rules!
Monday, 25 September 2017
For the next and final set of entries in this very exciting competition (see rule change below) EVERY entrant will receive a special edition Sexyloops Trout Stealth Master Shirt, with his or her name on it! This limited edition shirt will only be available to competition entrants. Conditions apply (see below!).
Death by 1000 cuts
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
The enjoyment for “cracking the code”, solving a puzzle, and deliberately seeking a challenge are inherent character traits of almost all of the fly anglers I personally know, and apparently, a lot of others that I have “met” only through electronic communications. There are obviously a lot of easier ways to catch a fish! Why, even the act of casting a fly rod is a continual challenge - one that in all probability will confound me for the rest of my days.
Considering the list of the associated challenges, like accumulating the necessary gear, tying flies, mastering esoteric knots, and fighting fish on deliberately manual tackle, the game of tricking a fish into eating a synthetic substitute may actually be one of the easier tasks. One must simply understand their habits and preferences then recognize and mimic their prey, but of course that is much easier said than done. Before getting one to eat though, the angler must first find the fish. Personally, I think the latter might be getting tougher. Which is troubling considering all the advancements to modern electronic equipment, the systematic scientific study of the species, and the easily available shared information, it would seem that finding them should be easier now than ever. That of course presumes the populations are somewhat stable.
On the run
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Just back from our fly fishing trip to Denmark (Viking-land) I am into fly fishing for asp again. And then I need to plan the next fly fishing trips in detail.
Holding on to Breakfast
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Whilst you’re reading this, Tracy and I should be on our way to Jersey for a few days of coastal saltwater fishing and the first international (well sort of) BFCC casting competition. Being as we need to take our fishing gear (waders etc.), our casting outfits and the club equipment we’ve decided to load the car and take the ferry across, but neither of us is particularly looking forward to this part of the journey.
MIKE TOWNEND Salmon Flies
Friday, 22 September 2017
MIKE TOWNEND – SALMON FLIES
Mike Townend, the man – the legend. I worked with Mike on series of salmon fly instructions. ... enjoy
Saturday, 23 September 2017
There are basically two choices - monofilament and coated (like a normal fly line). I like and use both in different situations, where they each have their advantages.
The Hobgoblin (Bright)
Sunday, 24 September 2017
I could barely sleep the night before I flew up to BC. Dealing with so much excitement and anxiety all wrapped into one can do that to a person. Of course, the way I typically deal with pre-fishing trip anxiety is to tie MORE FLIES.