The Dude is out!
Monday, 18 June 2018
Paul is out of reach, and he's also busy planning a visit and it's Mrs. Sexyloops' birthday tomorrow, so there are flowers to be bought and food to be prepped, I suppose :-).
The mean season?
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
According to the calendar, summer is right around the corner. I, for one, will be happy to see it come.
There are many from the northern states, those we local folk call “yankees”, who say there are no seasons in Florida. Their meaning, I guess, is that it never freezes down here, so we never get to see the onslaught of ice, nor its thaw. Other more intelligent types, the likes of whom are meteorologist or hydrologist, say south Florida has only two seasons: the wet season and the dry. Their opinion is tough to refute as it has a basis in reality on the largest scale, but I think it ignores some very obvious subtleties.
Hosted Fly Fishing Trip Norway
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
At the moment we are hosting our fly fishing trip to the Glomma in Norway. We are having a hell of a time fly fishing for grayling, Brown trout and pike.
New Fishy House
Thursday, 21 June 2018
Apologies for missing last week’s FP, Tracy and I were in the middle of completing a house purchase and sorting things out got in the way. This purchase is hopefully going to result in some significant changes to our lives with fishing taking more of a top priority. We’re moving to St.Asaph in North Wales, a very small city (second smallest in the UK) that is on the banks of the river Elwy. The Elwy has a population of small brown trout (some of which I was watching rising to some unseen flies from the main road bridge just last weekend) and a run of sea trout if there’s sufficient water. Currently there’s not; it’s been very dry in N.Wales for quite a while now so the rivers in the region are presently very low.
panic - it's knott
Friday, 22 June 2018
I once advised not to panic, because it's only mozzies. Yes, I wrote a while ago that one should not panic with mozzies. That still is true, but there are other annoying bugs out there which make mozzies seem like a walk in the park. The Norwegian name for these annoying bastards is "jævla knott". (Jævla meaning *beeeep*) They are so small, you can almost not see them. After all the dry heat they came out with the first rain. Disgusting little creatures as they bite in your eyelids. The ones we had now do that at least. There are different kinds of them around ... and when they become too much, I actually panic, sort of. For a minute. Hey, I'm a real tough guy, remember? I do not kick the coffee pot around.
Vest vs. sling pack
Saturday, 23 June 2018
Sorry about the late FP. Paul was supposed to be on strike today after my (also late) emergency FP on Monday, and then I got a text this morning. Paul calims to be bogged down with work. I'm quite certain this is Sexyloops speak for a massive hangover, which is think is way more likely :-), Which ever it is, both a viable excuses to put me back on strike, and so - let's have a look at fishing vest vs. sling pack.
The Five Gallon Bucket
Sunday, 17 June 2018
On many warm summer weekends you can find me out one of my favorite lakes, casting flies for trout. I particularly enjoy the long casts and relaxed pace of cast and retrieve angling with either floating or intermediate lines, searching likely parts of the lake with a damsel or Callibaetis nymph.
In my experience there are really only two things that can ruin the calm that I find in this type of fishing. The first is a grab from a nice trout, but you will never hear me complain about that! The second is a tangled mess of fly line clogging up my stripping guide during a cast.
Fortunately, I’ve found a simple, inexpensive piece of gear that solves this annoying problem while offering some additional benefits. What is this piece of gear?