Monday, 13 May 2019
Piffen is over from Sweden again; one week down, two weeks to go. The fishing is not easy at the moment but we are getting more and more shots and by leading the fish by more than usual they are catchable. I had one Snakehead in the boat this week and about four or five other chases and another that was hooked but snagged me when I failed to stop his run. Not easy, but truthfully we missed most of the morning sessions because of late night campfires! This week we will shift our time around to ensure we manage every morning session from now on - even if it means throwing buckets of water over Piffen’s hammock!!
How to test drive a fly rod - part 2
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Gary is tarpon fishing today and so I'm covering for him. And while there is a video on this subject, that I filmed some years ago, I thought I should write a page for those of you who don't watch videos. What follows is how I "test drive" a fly rod and how I have done so for nearly 25 years.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
I’m filling in for Bernd today - seems like you can’t have too much of me this week! Piffen and I are heading to a different part of the jungle lake having successfully spooked everything on the East side...
Small is the new Big
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Last weekend’s fly fishing show at Sportfish in Theale, Berkshire was a really good one and seemed to buck the trend of declining attendance at such events. I think this was largely due to Sportfish making the weekend appeal to families, plus the presence of a TV celebrity – Jeremy Wade from the show ‘River Monsters’.
Friday, 17 May 2019
So today I started my summer fishing season. We have private small pond (I think you called pond because it is only about 3 hectare). On that water we have naturally whitefish, perch and pike, but we also stock some rainbow trout also in there every second year. It is closed water so rainbow trouts can’t escape. There is 4 streams coming, two of those are from spring and one stream is leaving. So there is always fresh water.
What do they take them for?
Saturday, 11 May 2019
It often seems to me that as anglers we probably suffer from some kind of delusional mental illness.
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!
Sunday, 19 May 2019
Back in the early 2000s, I made several trips over to Houma Louisiana to fish for Redfish and Black Drum with a fly rod. South Louisiana was very much an untapped resource for the saltwater fly fisherman back then, and there were really only a handful of guides specializing in sight fishing the marsh with the long rod.