Welcome to the first issue of Snapcast!
Simply by reading this newsletter, your loops will
more sexy, you’ll catch more fish and yes, you will
more attractive to the ladies – so read on!
There are heaps of goodies for you this month
more on their way. Each month we’ll be serving you
smorgasbord of articles, casting tips, advice, looper
prizes, sponsors giveaways and the odd sock.
We’re always on the lookout for great articles and
have something that’s worthy of print, fire it through
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feedback and ideas on what you’d like to see each
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Next month we've got a great article
Wyatt lined up AND a chance to win an autographed
copy of his book - plus some other stuff.
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On behalf of the Sexyloops editorial team (which
the hundreds), Eric the fish, Ron the sheep, and Paul
- Best wishes for 2006, tight lines and sexyloops!
|Sexylooper Profile - PETER MORSE (aka Morsie)
Home base: Blue Mountains - 1.5 hours west of
Sydney – Australia.
Favourite fly: Fat Boy
Favourite author: Fishing - Thomas McGuane
Fiction – Cormac Mcarthy. (Border Trilogy)
Favourite song: Impossible to select, my
musical taste runs from Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Guy
Clark, Neil Young, Steve Young, Waylon Jennings, Willie
Nelson, Ted Hawkins, through all the blues masters, Howlin’
Wolf, John Lee Hooker, to the Rolling Stones, Dylan, and
even to U2 etc. (wow, even U2! ~Ed')
I enjoy all types of fly fishing hence “I haven’t caught
fish yet” but if I had one day left to go fishing where I’d
been before it would be Key West tarpon fishing in late May,
if it was one day doing something I hadn’t done before it
would (probably) be for Atlantic salmon on the Kola
Have written two books and been the presenter of a 26
episode fishing series on TV called “Wildfish”. Still involved in
DVD production and write on fly fishing for half a dozen
assorted magazines. Currently hold two fly fishing world
records – yellowfin tuna – 93 lbs, and narrow barred
mackerel – 43 lbs.
Member of Team Sage.
Working on more books. Next book “One Rod, One Year,
Morsie's Fishing tip: Most fish are missed through
struckulation. I fish for a very wide range of species and
have caught well over 200 in my life and consider the strike
to be crucial. Often you want to wait until you actually feel
weight before setting the hook whether its setting it with a
lift of the rod or a strip strike. As I get older and my reaction
times slow I find I’m missing fewer fish.
Also learn to bend a rod correctly when fighting a fish – too
many are pussies on fish, the fight is in the butt of the rod,
bend it low and bend it flat, change the angle of pull
constantly especially when the fish gets close, work the fish
over, don’t play with it, you owe it the respect of fighting it
HARD. I really believe that through good rod work we can
dominate a fish very quickly.
There’s no such thing as bad fish – they all teach us
something and think of all those poor bastards in the world
who can’t catch a thing no matter how good the guide they
employ or the tackle they own is.
|Exposing Yourself - Advice to Prospective Casting Instructors. - Guy Manning
Many of those people desiring to teach casting have spent a
lot of time learning by themselves without benefit of a peer
group of other casters. This is unfortunate but unavoidable in
many cases. Surprisingly enough having a group of like
minded people to exchange ideas with, and to cast with, will
greatly increase your learning curve. It also helps you learn
to observe casting faults and communicate casting ideas.
I was fortunate enough to belong to one of the top
Clubs in the US when I first picked up fly fishing. The
instruction level and knowledge I gained there has been
invaluable. But I also realized that there were other people in
the sport who had something to teach me. I take every
opportunity to listen to others teach when ever it is possible.
I have learned at least one tip or technique from every
person I have watched or listened to over the past 16 years.
All of these little bits of knowledge have contributed to my
skills as an instructor and have been instrumental in
broadening my views on casting.
Though you often have to know when to separate the
from the “Substance” during someone’s presentation,
exposing yourself to other instructors is one of the best
things you can do for the development of your teaching
skills. So remember, regardless of how good you think you
may be, any time you get a chance expose yourself to the
knowledge and observations of others.
Copyright Guy Manning 2006
|A Word from our sponors. This month, Partridge of Reddich
Partridge of Redditch have recently released an exciting
range of new hooks. Klinkhamer Extreme, Czech Nymph fine
wire, and Absolute Pike have been added to the already
comprehensive range of Partridge hooks. Better yet, we’re
giving away a set of these hooks to Snapcast readers!
Klinkhamer Extreme Code: 15BNX sizes 8 -
Partridge has made the Klinkhemer hook for many years, but
without a sharp kink on the shank. This has now been added
to the new Klinkhamer extreme. On the short shank behind
the eye you can tie the parachute and leave the rest of the
body (behind the straight shank) submerged. This makes a
perfect emerger. The hook is slightly kirbed for improved
Feedback on this hook has been very positive.
people will tie the fly upside down on this hook (Waterwisp
style). No hook is shown below water. Strike only after the
traditional God Save the Queen followed by two Ave Maria's.
Waiting before striking is key here.
Czech Nymph Fine Wire Code: CZF sizes
This is a follow up on our last years Original Czech Nymph
which was too heavy. Barbless with a sidekicked point makes
this hook the ideal tool when Czech nymphing. Great success
with shrimp patterns as well.
Ad Swier Absolute Pike Code CS45BN sizes
6/0 - 4
Ad Swier is a well known Dutch Pike fisherman over here.
We made a hook with him 10 years ago called the Ad Swier
Pike hook (Code CS43 in sizes 8/0 - 4/0) which did sell
reasonably well. This new 'Absolute' development has many
more applications (streamers, Saltwater flies etc...) This
hook is barbless.
The magic of the famous Partidge hooks has made its
way via fly lines into rods and reels to give the angler the
ultimate angling experience.
|Win loads of sexy hooks from Partridge of Redditch
To go into the draw for a selection of Partridge's new
simply visit the Partridge website and email us what
finish is put on their Grey Shadow hooks.
Make sure you tell us your preference for Pike,
Klinkerhammer or fine wire Czech Nymph. Send your
Many thanks to Ole Bjerke from Partridge of
this months prizes – Thanks Ole!
Winners will be announced in next months
Tying the Scandinavian tubefly. By Viking Lars
The Scandinavian style of tubeflies differ quite a lot from the
old, English style and the American style. What characterises
the Scandinavian tubefly is mobility, long wide wings, short
or shortish tubes and soft materials that are very alive in the
water. The latest addition of significance is the conehead.
The style of fly was originally popularised by Haakon Norling,
whom by some is considered the father of the Scandinavian
style of tube fly, and Mikael Frödin. Today, Mikael Frödin is
the foremost exponent of this style of fly and he's among the
very best tyers of modern, hairwing salomonflies today.
|Coming soon! Enlightenment
Yes, it's here!!. Enlightenment, the DVD that
With critically acclaimed
"Incredible! It changed my life!" to "Paul, you should
be locked up" - Enlightenment will change your
on everything - Flyfishing, music, religion, socks and
you’ll never look at them the same again.
(Not yet cleared by the general censor)