Can you swim?
Monday, 18 November 2019
If you go fishing with me then this is the first question I always ask. Never assume your clients can swim! If they can’t then you really need to be aware of this fact. If the answer is that they can, then I want to know how well, and when was the last time. But what I really want to know is can they swim. Because if they can’t then I need to be very much aware of this fact.
The Joy of Wets
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
I'm pretty sure that you if you asked most fly fishers which freshwater method they liked best, they'd say dry fly. I'm not talking about most effective, but most loved. Folk seem to love watching a fish sip down a nicely presented dry, the literature is full of it and it's a passion that is driving the avian eugenicists to produce ever longer and crisper hackle. Not me though.
Big Fish Week Germany
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Last week we again caught several great pikes, a serious trophy one included!
Thursday, 14 November 2019
This Saturday will be the first BFCC Meeting in Yorkshire, at the Northern Fishing School run by Marina Gibson. We will be running the usual casting competition events starting with accuracy as this is always a good event to get everyone together and support each competitor. The tuition will be provided by some of our top instructors, who will be available during the day to advise anyone attending whether a beginner or experienced caster. It’s currently predicted to be dry that day, with light winds, but very cold, so hopefully we’ll have plenty of hot drinks available to keep us all warm.
Friday, 15 November 2019
Last Friday when my daughters were coming to visit me we talked about my childhood. No smartphones, computers etc, just playing with friends and some fishing. After that I started to think about which are my first memories about fishing. In FP photo is my first official catch when I was 2 years old. (I can’t remember that one) With fast check I couldn’t find so much photos about fishing even I know I have them somewhere. You know ones which are old fashion ones. But there is four memories which always popup on my mind when I think my fishing history.
Saturday, 16 November 2019
There are thousands and thousands of well established fly patterns in the world. Some are not necessarily known world wide, but are still well established “local” or “regional” patterns. I’m certain, for instance, that there are many well established Danish and Scandinavian salt water flies that would do extremely well in tropical settings, if they ever made it across the pond. There are also plenty of patterns specific to a river, a lake or maybe a region that of course would do well in other rivers and lakes, and yet never seem to “move away from home”.
Sunday, 17 November 2019
The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.
---Henry David Thoreau