Monday, 21 June 2021
In honor of Father's day, I decided to re-run a piece from 2019. Hope all of you dads have a great Father's day, and a great week!
An excellent read!
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
I was reading Andy's page yesterday about his interview with Tom Dorsey, and went to read the article on Sexyloops but couldn't find it! Andy thinks we didn't run it all those years ago. So - something I haven't done in a while - I've just HTMLed it! It's always interesting for me to read different thoughts on rod design...
Lots of Fish, Teaching fly casting and Guiding
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Summer has fully arrived in Germany: Fly fishing almost 24/7 during the past 2 weeks!
Thursday, 17 June 2021
I've just been mixing up a batch of fuller's earth. I much prefer making my own degreaser to using the commercially produced stuff. I always make a few tubs at a time, 1 for each bag so I always have it handy and don't need to worry about forgetting to pack it.
Side stream grayling
Friday, 18 June 2021
Next basic stop during fishing and rafting is also real hotspot. It is quite easy to wade even when high water, nice spots and one awesome side stream. The side stream is only good in high water but what a run. There is two spots about side of 1 square meters together but you should never underestimate this small things.
Fly drying rack
Saturday, 19 June 2021
When you sit down to tie a batch of flies, you need somewhere to put them after the first coat of varnish (or super glue, if you are so inclined). I've placed them in a piece of foam, stuck them in my tool holder, hackle pliers, clothed hangers etc. for years. And all of these work fine, but I wanted something more convenient, where I could place the fly and get on with the next easier.
Sunday, 20 June 2021
The fishing on the Dee has been a bit of a mixed bag this week. Given all the travel restrictions in place at the moment preventing people travelling abroad on holiday it’s perhaps to be expected that some beats are busier than usual. Tracy and I were therefore pleasantly surprised to arrive at the river mid-morning to find that we had one of the more popular areas to ourselves, even more so as it was the weekend and the weather was lovely. From the car parking area there is the choice of going upstream or down, we decided we’d go up before lunch and then down afterwards.