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.
Some new things
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
After what seemed like a dearth of flyfishing activity my plate overtopped in the last few days.
First Cast - Hosted Fly Fishing Trips Into Pikeland
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Because that's where the fish are!
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.
MIKE TOWNEND Snowfly
Friday, 20 October 2017
Number 4 in the the Mikes salmon flies series. The Snow Fly sporting a heral wing.
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.
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.