The Dreaded Slump!
Monday, 14 October 2019
“The Slump” is always very difficult to deal with - it’s that feeing of being “fished out”, of being in a hole where nothing quite comes together in your performance and of not being on peak form.
The origin of the word “slump” is Norwegian and means “to fall into a bog!”
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Finally! The weather is beginning to change. The air temperatures have dropped a tad, although many folks likely lack the dedicated scrutiny to notice. The humidity is still way up there, and in fact it will rain for the remainder of this week. And, the winds have been blowing. All that might not sound so great, but it really, really is! This is how it begins, and it means the best fishing of the year is just about to start!
Hosted Fly Fishing Trips For Pike Germany
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
This time of year I am hosting our fly fishing trips for pike in Germany. Best time of year and we indeed had an excellent time so far!
Thursday, 10 October 2019
We had a busy weekend with a very well attended BFCC Meeting; lots of UK and international casters, some who had travelled from afar. We started the day with the accuracy event that got everyone involved, though an annoying cross-wind led to quite a range of results. Bart had the best score and Larysa who is new to the casting competition world took the ‘ladies’ title – well done Larysa and look forward to seeing you at more Meetings. Mike H very kindly followed the event with a master class on accuracy casting – though some of us could have done with the brilliant advice before the event. I certainly need a lot more practice.
Storing fishing gears
Friday, 11 October 2019
It is time to pack and store my fishing gears. First snow came this week and winter is pretty much behind the corner. Reindeer round-ups are starting and then sleigh ride season. There is lot of things to do before winter season and working with reindeer, but most important is now to store my fishing gears.
Saturday, 12 October 2019
It's hard to claim that a fly design is one's own. There are only so many materials, so many different ways of combining them and so many different ways of tying them on. It's not that long ago I tied a yellow, oversized Irish-style mayfly for salmon that I thought was very original. And just a few weeks ago I discovered a similar, yellow mayfly-style salmon in Jan Grünwald's famous little book on salmon flies.
Addicted To That Rush
Sunday, 13 October 2019
Not long ago I was rummaging through a book of printed photographs that dated back to the mid/late 1990s. Digital camera technology hadn't yet matured to anything even remotely close to what we see today, so everything in my archives from that era were all taken on film. Mixed among the photos of various hunting and fishing trips was a photo of a singular Redfish lying in the marsh next to a fly rod.