A Pure Source
Monday, 6 February 2023
During my tenure as a Front Page writer for Sexyloops, I have alluded on numerous occasions to my fascination with surfing and surf culture. You would think that being so close to the Gulf Coast, that I would have taken a stab at riding a few waves....and back in the 90's I actually did just that. In the interest of full disclosure, most of my wave riding pursuits were on the more user friendly bodyboard. But, as any wave riding Texan will tell you, this is not the ideal place to entertain a passion for proper surfing. To illustrate this fact, many years ago while on a fishing trip in Galveston Tx. I once saw a mural spray painted graffiti style on the side of a building next to a popular local surf spot that read "GET DESPERATE, SURF GALVESTON". No more needs to be said....
Tuesday, 31 January 2023
Since I’ve been back I’ve had one full day and two half says fishing. In this time I’ve seen 9 sets of babies. Which is not bad actually and I’m sure I’ll find more when the wind blows out. My first shot overshot the fish by about 10 feet! Which was as alarming as it was surprising. The next two sets spooked while trying to position the boat. The dynamics of positioning with the thruster motor has definitely changed now that the boat is lighter. I don’t know why and can’t think of the reason but it’s actually harder to go backwards. Which is a bummer because that’s the direction I normally travel when setting up shots for myself. I have managed one eat but I failed to set the hook. My fault for sure. So I’m rusty!! Man, one month and I feel like I have to climb back up the ladder again. I’ll tighten up my game again this week and hopefully put some fish in the boat. I believe that the fishing might be very good at the moment – when I get my act together!
Casting, casting and a bit more casting
Wednesday, 1 February 2023
Carol has been writing excellent front pages, and I really do enjoy reading them! This week I am filling in for her, but what should I write about? That is a very good question, as I had a good start to the year.
5 for Winter
Thursday, 2 February 2023
I had some great carping this week now the rivers have cleared and the sun's come out. It's still freezing cold and there's still the odd bit of ice on the river at lunch time, but the fish are eating.
Friday, 3 February 2023
It is only 4 months and fishing season will start again. Two busy months ahead with reindeers and sleigh rides. Then it will be slowing down April, we are planning ice fishing trip for that.
Sexyloops Events for 2023
Saturday, 4 February 2023
This is an important year for Sexyloops and we turn 25 on September 22nd. The next big planned event will be in another 25 years and who knows where that one will be held, so it’s a great idea to attend this one. It will be held here in Malaysia on 23rd and 24th of September.
Also I plan to run a few courses here in Belum/Temenggor this year. An Intermediate/Advanced flycasting course as well as Learn to Fly Fish Weekends.
Sunday, 5 February 2023
As James mentioned last week, we have commenced with our casting practice in readiness for the many competitions we will enter this year. I am quite pleased with my casting as I seem to have started well though I do have some technique improvements I need to make. One of these improvements involves bending my back to gain more drift that I am typically known for; though getting older makes this more tricky and from my recent practice sessions, I am finding it a little painful. I have started reviewing my pilates book to determine which exercises are more suitable to strengthening my lower back and sides. I already do yoga and other exercises, however I am expecting pilates to be more fruitful in helping my flexibility. I’m not really sure what the difference is between yoga and pilates as the movements seem very similar; I assume pilates just doesn’t have the mumbo-jumbo stuff attached to it…