Monday, 18 January 2021
Ashly and I went down the lake to a remote fishing spot last week because there were rumours of another lockdown. It turns out that there are renewed lockdowns here in Malaysia but fortunately the district where my boat floats around is still lockdown free. Phew! The fishing was very slow by the way, there are babies around (Snakehead) but the very high water level is seeing them hiding in the jungle undergrowth and almost impossible to find. This should change soon now that it’s almost stopped raining.
The end of the Wet Season is a happy time here. The trees bloom, Snakehead teach their babies the ways of the Jungle and the rivers are clear. This last event in particular is very exciting news for the Sungai Tiang project. As soon as the river clears I’ll make a final trip up north to prepare the Orang Asli for fly fishing guiding operations on the river which are starting very soon.
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
You have to be prepared to make the cast. A lot of fish are not stationary like trout, and often there are times, when by the time you have unstrung the fly, the fish has moved on. Or the line gets caught in a bush, or you are standing on the line, or it is caught on your clothing or the reel handle...
Line management is seldom taught but essential for all forms of fly fishing.
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Art: The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Back Among The Living
Thursday, 14 January 2021
After a long two week battle with the monster called Covid-19, I am FINALLY back among the living.
Summer of 86
Friday, 15 January 2021
This week it was heavy snowing in southern Finland and also in some part of Sweden. That what I heard. We had – 30 celsius and around few days in here. Today it is warming up and it is only -17 celsius. In south it is more. This week I have been mostly indoors, just feeding reindeer and that kind of work. We are also renewing our website and because of that I have been going thru photos. It took me back to my childhood and to summer of 86.
Sea Trout Spawning
Saturday, 16 January 2021
There’s a stream not far from us, maybe 20 minutes drive and a good walk. It’s actually very close to where I used to study and back then, I too a walk along it quite often. I never fished it. It was in acceptable condition back then, but not far from the sea, there was (and still is) a mill with it’s weir and pond.
Sunday, 17 January 2021
Following on from James’ FP on shooting heads, I feel I should mention how my casting has developed significantly from using them. Over the last few years, he has made me several, the first being quite short and mainly aimed at improving the speed and efficiency of my double hauling technique. The next few have been longer and longer, with the aim of improving my carry so that I can cast the MED fly line more effectively. By using these shooting heads, I have extended my PBs several times in both the 5# and 7# events and I’m particularly pleased with casting over 40yds with the #5.