Archive for October, 2009


October 28th, 2009 No comments

Fished Grafham with Daniel. Hmmm, well not much was happening. Saw a few fish caught here and there. Picked out one on a bloodworm which I cleverly released, near my feet, without handling (Daniel was impressed). Got busted on a dry, which pissed me off no end. Nailed one on a suspender buzzer just on dusk – a few fish were showing. Quite a nice brown actually. Daniel caught a couple of rainbows and took some shots of me and mine, which I’ll upload later.

You may be surprised to see that we’re wet-wading here, at Grafham, in October, which is their back-end really. But we’re tough. We’re flyfishermen. We love this shit. And besides we don’t have wader sponsorship. And we don’t want it…

Flytying and pike fishing this week. Hanningfield on Saturday – more wetwading – bring it on!

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Weekend casting/tying/fishing

October 25th, 2009 No comments

A few pics from the weekend. Fantastic to meet Trev in person and to catch up with Snake!

Flytying in Zakany

October 11th, 2009 No comments

We fished, we tied flies, we danced. Something I have noticed about flytying with friends, is that it is usually associated with alcohol. I don’t know why that is the case, but I don’t think it helps my flies. Anyway I showed them a few techniques which I’m sure really impressed them.

Bit of wet wading in the Drava. This surprised Peter I think, but I kept the temperature gauge dry so it’s no big deal.

Fantastic hanging out with Peter and his lovely wife, Juji (or Guji, or Geje). Interesting fact: all women in Zakany are called Juji in one form or another. I don’t know why but it certainly makes life easier.

The other dude is Atilla (fuck I hope I spelt that right). Atilla likes chillies – but he doesn’t eat them raw. I mean WTF? That’s what makes them exciting!

I look forward to seeing you guys again next April; we’ll go fish Croatia!

Cheers, Paul

PS I think Peter may be “illuminated” in the last picture.

Tying in Zakany

Tying in Zakany

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Down on the Drava

October 4th, 2009 1 comment

A few photos from my camera – notice Peter’s new waistcoat, he’s very impressed with it, so much so in fact, that he’s forgotten to send me the photos he took of me. Still maybe he will after reading this!

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