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Tuesday: Martyn White
Wednesday: Bernd Ziesche
Thursday: Tracy&James
Friday: Mika Lappalainen
Saturday: Viking Lars
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FP Archive

Big Storm

Monday, 19 August 2019

Last week while I had a new guest here - Michael - and Tonio, we had a fucking big storm. Everyone had said goodnight but I knew a storm was coming and that we’d see each other again before long,, what I didn’t know was just how big. It was a storm of tree-breaking proportions.

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Selective Dogma

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Recently I've been tying a small box of North Country and Clyde style wets for myself. So I have been re-reading Edmonds and Lee's ‘Brook and River Trouting’ which I've been enjoying thoroughly. The book is thankfully now easily available thanks to a few companies doing reprints.

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Common Knowledge On Asp Behaviour

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

It's hard to find some detailed proven information about asp behaviour. That is of course because that species of fish other than for us anglers yet isn't discovered to be a pretty interesting one.

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Staying Dry

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Tracy and I are not long back from the BFCC meeting in Jersey, Channel Islands. There is a small group of casters there who are dedicated to fly casting sport and their results show how significant improvements can be made in a relatively short time – it’s great to have one of the Jersey Fly Fishers names written across a number of BFCC records. I know this will spur them on to more practice and more records in the future (we met up on the day after the competition to cast together).

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river scouting

Friday, 16 August 2019

It has been great week for fishing. Conditions has been challenging now and then but it hasn’t make fishing bad. Some heavy rain showers but hatching is going on and dry fly fishing has been good. Sunday we had quests on our lake and we caught totally 5 rainbow trout, what is making me especially happy is that german kids had success. Monday I guided german gentleman on river which I know and I has been fishing but not lately. Tuesday we had rafting and fishing on Kitka river, long day and excellent fishing. Despite rain shower in the end guests were able to land nice 37 cm graylings with dry fly. Yesterday I had time to in the evening to go scout river little bit more. I had guiding evening and I knew that my guest don’t mind me fishing also because it is more like friend thing, so……. I decided to go river where I was on Monday.

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More biographies

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Before summer I wrote about the Skues-biography by Dr. Tony Hayter, which I thought was new (ut is from 2013, so in fact a few years old). The book is nothing short of exvcellent on all points, and much to my surprise, I found out that the same author had also written a Halford-biography, in 2002. I don't know how these books managed to slip past me. I don't read copious amounts of flyfishing literature, but I am quite fond of most of the historical stuff - mainly because it's enlightening to get a few glimpses of how far we've come in the last 125 years (or how not-far).

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Fishing Trucks

Sunday, 18 August 2019

In my opinion, nobody paints a more accurate picture through the written word, of what fly fishing should be, than John Gierach. He's insightful, emotional, witty, and most importantly relatable. I first discovered John's work over 20 years ago, and since then have digested much of what he's put out there for public consumption. To be honest, I don't think I've ever actually read a bad Gierach essay. There are however a few that for me stand out above the rest. One of those is from the 1988 publication, The View From Rat Lake entitled "The Fishing Car".

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Ronan's Report

Butchers Block & Welcome Lochlan Joseph Creane!

I haven’t had a day fishing since early May. It’s the longest time I’ve gone without fishing probably ever. It hasn’t been easy putting fishing aside while large rainbows were migrating the local river, but it’s certainly been worth it. Our son, Lochlan Joseph Creane, arrived on May 30th. He came kicking and screaming into […]

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