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FP Archive

Winter Training

Monday, 10 December 2018

It’s been a very long time since I’ve experienced a full winter and I hope never to do one again! Here in tropics it’s hot and humid all year. “Seasons” such as they are are Dry, Wet and Very Wet. Or as I like to call them, Spring, Summer and Wet but no one else understands this distinction - and here in Malaysia it is even more confusing because different parts of the country experience the Wet at different times. Anyway whichever way you look at, the part of Malaysia I am in, is currently either Wet or Very Wet.

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Wax on wax off?

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

It seems like every other day I see people online asking about dubbing wax; what's good? When to use it? Do I need it?... The responses range from spit to chapstick to glue sticks and even to wax!o

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Brilliant Last Week In German Pike-Land

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Last week Matt Harris came over and Matt, Hansi and I had some excellent days catching a serious amount of well sized pike. We had a hell of a great time fishing together on Rügen!

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Thursday, 13 December 2018

If you’re a regular board reader you might be aware of a thread from some time back discussing the ‘lift’ generated in a the loop of a fly-cast, a well known journal article proposed that this ‘lift’ was highly significant in achieving the desired distance etc. The paper beautifully explained the physics behind the lift and the mathematics allowed for the effect to be quantified. This was obviously peer reviewed and published in a respected journal, a really nice study that has been quoted on internet forums many times since. It’s obviously complete bollocks though (I think I’ve said that here before)!

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Record breaking fishing trip

Friday, 14 December 2018

So we went few days earlier to Ammarnäs than tvcrew. It was our holiday. I had been guiding whole summer more or less and not really having time to my own fishing. Satu had been busy also with other things (puppies). Idea was to have some fishing, get to know people and area for coming years. That’s all. I knew that there is nice fishing but what we found out was something beyond nice fishing. It was more or less record breaking week. And no, our fishing is not about breaking records but it is nice to have bigger ones now and then and be fish horny. Before this trip my records were, grayling 56 cm and trout 63 cm, Satu’s grayling 45 cm and trout 40 cm.

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Practise and clean lines

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Practising fly casting is fun, and I’ve done it more in 2018 than I have for 3-4 years, and it’s been great getting back in to some pratising routines. I’ve always practised, but mainly just gone out and had some fun for an hour or two. And in some ways, I still think that’s a very good way of doing. Having fun doing something is always the best.

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Common Thread

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Just outside of the tiny town of Sallis Mississippi, at the corner of County Roads 4127 and 4135 sits a small farm pond. It's not much more than a small depression in the ground, bordered by an earthen dam and a beautiful stand of large pine trees. I would guess that most folks that pass by it don't even give it a second thought, as there is nothing to really distinguish it from all the other farm ponds in the south. To me, however, this small pond, in spite of its lack of uniqueness is special. It's special because it has been one of many threads that have woven a love for fishing through multiple generations of my family. My Great Grandparents settled this piece of land back in the early 1900s. They built a house here, they raised kids here, and as my Great Uncle Clarence "Buck" Dear once said, as farmers, "they barely scratched a living out of the red dirt" here. Perhaps equally as important, is that they also fished here.

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Ronan's Report

Singapore’s Finest!

I thought when I was writing my last blog that the weather would change for the better before too long. It didn’t. In fact, it got worse. I have never seen a spring like this and neither have any of my fishing buddies. It’s been thunderstorm after thunderstorm. Many rivers have not had to chance […]

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