Monday, 25 October 2021
Last year I wrote a Front Page about a friend of mine named Jared Ducote. Jared and I's friendship began through my search for a custom fishing lure painter to test some epoxy clearcoats I was developing for fishing lures. It just so happened he was based here in San Antonio, and through our collaborative effort on this resin we have become good friends.
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
This is a rather fast FP from me. I’ve been packing this weekend for a trip up to Sungai Tiang. The plan has been to build a small single file marked track along the True Right. This I’ve always felt important especially over the hill that we use as a shortcut that could be easily fallen down, and doing it properly takes some skills because when it rains it pours.
For those of you who have missed it, Sungai Tiang is a river (and village) in the North of the Belum rainforest. I was approached a few years ago to see if it would be a viable sports fishery for fly fishing, and visited it shortly after. After visiting I said yes, C&R fly only is a great project and I would help train the local indigenous peoples to be guides. Which I’ve been doing as and when the pandemic allows.
Some, in fact many of you, have also contributed to the project both with funds and tackle… thanks!! It’s great to be going back in. Weather and Covid has slowed things down considerably. But things are moving forward again and they plan to open end of the Wet Season ie beginning of February when the river is gin clear.
Stillwater go-to’s part 2
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
After I wrote about the two damsel nymphs I thought that I’d continue with a handful of my other go-to still water flies. And I’ve even brought in a guest writer, who for now shall remain a surprise. Today I’ll write about my preferred Gammarus imitation.
Japan has 2 seasons
Thursday, 21 October 2021
Japanese people often seem obsessed with seasonality, you'd be amazed how often people tell me that Japan has 4 seasons. Sometimes they even say it's a unique feature of Japan's weather! The thing is, it doesn't. It has 2; Hot/wet and cold/dry. There are about 2-3 days between them. Temperatures have been down towards single digits from up in the thirties last week. Which despite being a bit of a shock to the system, is good.
From the jungles…
Friday, 22 October 2021
Quick one from me because our usual Friday FP writer is hunting a wolf. Now I don’t know how many other FFing publications have this sort of problem, but here at Sexyloops nothing is unusual when you have contributors from around the world. Mika’s life always springs up surprises however! So a quick round up on events that are happening my end.
Stocking up the usuals
Saturday, 23 October 2021
I suppose every fly fisher has a number of flies that she or he trusts and uses on a regular basis. The ones one would never be without. The vary of course depending on when and where you fish - and what you fish for.
Sunday, 24 October 2021
James and I have been discussing a potential trip to the Bahamas next Spring. Before the pandemic we would go the Bahamas every year. We have been reminiscing about the last trip in Spring 2019, where even though it was pretty windy, we had an amazing trip with lots of bones and some great stories about cudas and sharks. Our memories are enhanced by the fact we keep extensive notes of every day’s flats fishing.