A Fly On The Wall---Part 13 The Green And Yellow Grizzly
Monday, 30 January 2023
In the vise today is another one of JBT's Tarpon teasers, The Green and Yellow Grizzly Fly.
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.
Mega Head of Doom
Sunday, 29 January 2023
Tracy and I have recently started practicing distance casting in preparation for this year’s competitions. We’ve had a bit of a break from it lately, starting with our saltwater trip in October. Having acclimatised somewhat to 30 degree heat, the thought of standing in a muddy field in freezing conditions didn’t really fill either of us with much enthusiasm, however it’s now warmed up a bit and we’ve dug our thermals out from the back of the cupboard.