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Paul Arden fishing a popper on the HT8



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Daily Cast

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

Tom Dorsey

Monday, 14 June 2021

Moving along in the flashback to the profiles I did for RodMaker Magazine, we now come to Tom Dorsey of Thomas & Thomas.

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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...

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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!

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Glorious Mud

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.

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Esko and the rock

Friday, 11 June 2021

It was great three days with these guys. They learned fast and wanted to improve their skills. Four of them were total beginners with fly fishing and some haven’t fished never before at all. I have notice that those who have never fished before are easier to teach than those who have some experience about spinning, that will different story. It is all about casting techniques. This will be story about Esko, name not changed, it is his nickname. ( I hope that name doesn’t mean anything stupid in other language, if so let me know).

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Fly tying on the go

Saturday, 12 June 2021

When I go traveling, longer trips, sometimes to places where I’ve ever been and I isn’t sure what to expect, I always spend a great deal of time putting together a travel kit with a selection of materials with which I can imitate most insects. When you get such a kit fine tuned, it really can get quite small and compact. And of course it should cause one to reflect over that rather well assorted taxidermist shop at home.

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Sunday, 13 June 2021

Just quickly covering for James and Tracy today! Something that came up this week is something that bothers me greatly. And I think it has to do respect or lack of respect for fish, life and maybe even ourselves. Partly it’s ignorance for sure.

Let me give you a list of things that I don’t like to see, and I’m sure you’ll have seen all of these too…

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Ronan's Report

Help Protect the Manuherikia River (Also, a Winter Fishing Update!)

The amount of water allowed to be taken for irrigation from the local river, the Manuherikia, is coming up for review. Currently, so much is taken off the river that in summer the river gets too low and warm for fish to thrive, especially in the lower reaches. The fish shut down completely as soon […]

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