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Monday: Andy Dear
Tuesday: Paul Arden
Wednesday: Chris Avery
Thursday: Martyn White
Friday: Mika Lappalainen
Saturday: Viking Lars
Sunday: Paul Arden
FP Archive

The Wind Is Winding

Monday, 27 May 2024

The Wind Is Winding...
---Alaina Williams Cookson

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Updating the Masterclass

Tuesday, 28 May 2024

It’s been 11 years since we launched the Sexyloops App. The only people who made money out of that were the developers, Apple, Google and the cameraman/editor. And when the software needed updating, to fit with Apple’s constant changes, the new development costs became prohibitive. So we put it all up on Vimeo first and then, when we ran out of space there, to YouTube. If you purchased the original app you can contact me and download all the original files in HD for free.

Be that as it may, 11 years is a long time and I really want to bring things up to date. So I’ve uploaded a new introduction video to begin things explaining why, as well as how to use the collection. As I progress through the video library, I will add numerous drills and exercises for each task, as well as explain how and why my teaching has changed. No doubt I’ll do this again in another ten years. God knows what I’ll look like then. Gandalf probably.

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Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Those half dozen boxes of hundreds of flyfishing books collected over many years with the intention of stocking the shelves of the once planned for New Zealand fishing lodge, had to go, as did all the old fly fishing paraphernalia. As the ruthless streak kicked in, propelled by EBay rewarding my sweeping out of the past with a cumulative slush fund to treat myself, the benefit of the eventual retail therapy reward was slowly building ahead of me.  Nothing was immune from this clear out, if it had any amount of resale value.    

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Typhoons & Fruit

Thursday, 30 May 2024

Despite our storm front tubing last week, Chuck and I felt that fishing the first typhoon of the year was probably a bit too much this week. So I spent Monday putting a few mulberry patterns in my box as well as practising a bit more with the hairbugs for my bass box. I did get a bit of fishing in yesterday before work though.

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Half blind and rodless

Friday, 24 May 2024

Our original trip to Sungai Tiang was moved with 2 days. They said that because there had been heavy rain river was not fishable. It could be also that they knew extremely heavy rain coming which was on our planned starting day.
Either way we started on Tuesday morning, Paul pick us up from Belum resort where I spent also one night before ST. That night was well needed as previous night I spent with ants.

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Keep it greasy (less)

Saturday, 25 May 2024

I recently found an older Lamson reel, the first series Lamson brought to market. An LP Spey, which is a big mill wheel. It’s heavy, room for more backing than I hope I’ll ever need. They had a really nice break system for their time and and even though something lighter, sexier and obviously better has come since, they’re still as good as they were back then.

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Swim Day

Sunday, 26 May 2024

A swimming club I visit in KL had an around Banding Island marathon swim, today, here on the lake. I joined in but I didn’t do the full 10.8km but instead 6km. This was only my second swim since the Malaysian Ironman last October! I really need to swim more often, and the fact that I didn’t get attacked by a Giant Snakehead restores some of my swimming confidence.

I think I spooked a Gourami in a wind lane. But that was about 5km in and my mind was in some interesting places by this point. When I swim solo I’m going to try pulling Ashly’s kayak along behind me with a rope attached to my waist. This way I can carry drinks and it won’t be a problem if I swim to exhaustion. All good fun anyway. I’ve always dreamed of being a really good swimmer but I’m not!! But no excuses now.

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Ronan's Report

Summer snow!

One of the most memorable days of my season was in March. I was out with Skyler and Eamonn. The prospects for the day were good with a little rain forecast in the morning followed by a nice sunny day from about noon. Off we went to the river. The morning was cool and dry. […]

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