Daily Cast Archive


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Tracy&James - Thursday, January 19, 2017

There are a couple of regulars at my local carp lake who, to be honest, are a bit of a pain in the arse. Their friends also know they can be a bit stupid and show them a degree of contempt at times, whilst barely tolerating them generally. You’d think that they’d temper their behaviour in light of their pals disdain but they carry on oblivious, taking delight in spoiling things – especially when they see a fluff chucker on their coarse angling venue. It’s a smallish estate lake and Tracy and I do our best to tuck ourselves away in quiet corners so as not to disturb the bite alarm brigade, however as soon as we hook a fish (and sometimes before) these two are there seeing what we’re up to with our ‘strange’ tackle and typically getting in the way. One’s a duck and the other is a goose.

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Tenkara Flyfishing

Paul Arden - Monday, January 16, 2017

Today we have an article from Roland Bachofer on his experiences with Tenkara Fly Fishing. I promised a new beginning to SLTV today with Five Minutes of Fly Fishing and this will certainly happen, but it's going to be later in the week and most probably starting next Monday - I want to start with a bag, but the fish have had different ideas! I've also promised a step-by-step to tying the Vince Loud-Mouth Popper variation that I use - this will happen too, and at the same time no doubt. :) So here it is, Tenkara Flyfishing...

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Get Involved in 2017

Matt Klara - Sunday, January 15, 2017

Today’s FP includes no fishing tips, fantastic stories, or casting secrets, but the topic, should you choose to participate, may greatly influence your angling and the angling of many others for the better. This FP is merely a call to encourage everyone out there to get involved and participate in the regulatory or political element of your local fisheries management. Consider making “GET INVOLVED” one of your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions.

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Rügen cancelled

Viking Lars - Saturday, January 14, 2017

My friend, Daniel D Holm and myself had a trip planned to fish baltic, brackish water pike on Rügen next weekend. Unfortunately we had to cancel as the weather forecast turned and promised subzero temperatures in the week leading up to and over the weekend.

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the sorcerer part 2

t.z. - Friday, January 13, 2017

Håvard Stubø /Jazz & Flyfishing have released another short film. One of these "must see" films. Not only for flyfishers ... The stuff they produce differs very much from the "car - cast cast cast - some fish - campfire - back in car again" go-pro productions with "the tallest man on earth" type music in the background. OK, they sit in cars too sometimes, but than it´s Volvos ;-) Anyway - this is proper film-making with humour, a real story to tell. ... see for yourself.

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Learning to double haul

Tracy&James - Thursday, January 12, 2017

After reading Lars’ FP on Saturday, James and I discussed how we both learnt how to double haul. James has always been a natural caster so had one day decided to attempt it and was successful straight away. However I have never had good co-ordination between my hands (I could never do the pat head, rub stomach thing). When I first learnt to fly cast over 20 years ago with AAPGAI instructor Derek Turner, he taught me the single haul. It was many years later, after getting into distance casting that I thought I’d give double hauling a go. I didn’t find it easy at all.

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Baitfish From L

Jason Borger - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

In trout fishing, drag is often thought of as a bad thing. It can be, but sometimes creating drag, or more precisely, enhancing drag, can be the key to success. This can be especially true when slinging big, "swimmy looking" stuff. A good example of complementing the current to enhance a streamer presentation is a technique that my father has humorously referred to as “The Baitfish from ‘L’”. I've not heard a better name for it, so that's what you get here.

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French Nymphing article lost

Paul Arden - Monday, January 9, 2017

I've just spent one hour looking for a guest article on French Nymphing but can't find the damn thing! So, sorry about that. I'll look for it again later this week. But right now it's 17.50 and I only have 1.5hrs of daylight left and it's primetime to catch a Giant Snakehead of Giant Gourami.

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And the fishing starts now...

Paul Arden - Sunday, January 8, 2017

Quick FP from me covering for Daniela today. Tomorrow I have a guest page on French Nymphing, so let catch up on where we are now... I'm now going to fish, fish, fish! Fantastic! This week Ashly and I made a trip to the city - always strange going to such a mad busy crazy place after living outdoors in a place where there are no traffic noises, no crowds and lots of wilderness.

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Double Hauling

Viking Lars - Saturday, January 7, 2017

I was just watching RIO's latest video on their YouTube channel where Simon Gawesworth teaches double hauling. It got me thinking, and I actually remember the very day I learned double hauling - and at the very spot!

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sexyloops fly tying focus - leaving ze house

t.z. - Friday, January 6, 2017

I finally jumped over my own shadow - and wallet - and invested a substantial amount in photo-gear. So far I worked with a minimalist setup ... big word - I used a small camera or later my iPhone for pretty much everything I did. I would say I got pretty far. I had inspiration moment when I watched my daughter develop her photographic skills. That did build up my confidence that I would be able to make sense of more advanced gear myself.

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Things to do

Tracy&James - Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year from Tracy and myself. I hope everyone has recovered from the celebrations and are looking forward to lots of fishing in 2017. I’ve got a number of things to do in the early part of this year, some of them prompted by our fishing trips to the river Dee over Christmas. We had one really good day chasing grayling and two not so good days, this was despite the river looking pretty much perfect on all three days. Perhaps the temperature had an effect; our best day was a mild 10°C however for the last day, where we both blanked, the thermometer had dipped suddenly to a chilly -4°C. I know grayling are sensitive to changes in water levels and temperatures, and I also know that other people struggled at around the same time, and not just on the beat we were fishing.

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Tick-Tock (the Pendulum Cast)

Jason Borger - Tuesday, January 3, 2017

With the passing of the new year, I ended up thinking about the inexorable passage of time and the eternal cycle of mankind's journey from life to death. No, not really. I was mostly just exhausted from being up too long and then the Pendulum Cast popped into my head. It seemed, um, timely, so I figured why not toss a primer up here?

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Gourami Time

Paul Arden - Monday, January 2, 2017

I've now finished my month of running my mate's Rainforest Bar for the Xmas season and we're down in Kuala Lumper to pick up some important stuff - such as a waterproof camera for shooting Jungle Moments for SLTV, big waterproof bags, wire for Snakehead, hooks for Gourami and a small list of other things. The monsoon appears to have virtually missed Belum-Temenggor, which means it's either coming in late or not at all. What this means for the summer fishing later in the year, I have no idea, but I think it might actually be better.

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Happy New Year from Sexyloops!

Matt Klara - Sunday, January 1, 2017

It’s my honor to kick off the New Year with our first FP of 2017! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! There is something about the new calendar year which causes us to look back and look forward, reassess and resolve. The world is an uncertain place, especially these days, but we can all be happy to know that Sexyloops is still here, and the great community of worldwide anglers that gathers here will continue to support and learn from one another. In the grand scheme of things, it may be small, but it is meaningful. With the spirit of community in mind, I invited everyone to join me on the FP today to ring in the New Year. On that note, I will sign off and let the others take over. Wishing you the best on and off the water in 2017. Take Care and Fish On! Matt ...

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