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Tuesday: Martyn White
Wednesday: Bernd Ziesche
Thursday: Andy Dear
Friday: Mika Lappalainen
Saturday: Viking Lars
Sunday: Tracy&James
FP Archive

Sexyloops Face Socks

Monday, 14 September 2020

It was suggested that we make some camouflage Sexyloops Facemasks for social distalising. And so we have! Camouflage for stealth on one side and ninja black on the other for night time operations. Basically they are £10 each with £1.50 being donated to the Sungai Tiang project we are actively involved with. Now if you go into the shop you can see there are two being sold together with International registered post included which is why the displayed price is 38.50USD! However the simplest way is to get in touch with me via email and we can figure out the price local to you. Of course if you want to buy two with International shipping then you can just click the button!

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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

I took a photo of a little carp I caught the other day. This is pretty unusual, I don't take many pictures of fish anymore, unless there's something novel about them for me. Could be they're bigger than normal, an unusual species,particularly pretty or something else. This time it was because the barbless hook didn't just fall out so as I was unhooking the fish I took a moment to appreciate its nice full fins and clean proportions. So I took a quick snap and slid the fish back into the river, then strolled home for lunch.

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A Common Fly Casting Fault

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Last week I realized someone asking for help about solving a casting fault on facebook. As you can imagine the answers not all were helpful! Since there are several causes possible here, be warned: This is going to be a long frontpage!

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The Artist

Thursday, 17 September 2020

More than once I have alluded to the fact that one of the most interesting and satisfying parts of working in the fishing industry is getting to know the interesting people involved in our craft. Two years ago I ran up on someone who might just be one of the most talented artists that I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. His name is Jared DuCote, and alongside his father Bob DuCote, they own DuCote Custom Lures here in San Antonio, TX.

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Autumn fishing

Friday, 11 September 2020

This week is all about fishing. Well it is little bit something else also, but mostly fishing. This is our holiday week. Our all plans changed during the spring and summer, so we had to figure something else. Satu asked about if we rent camper in September. I was like yeah, why not. You know not to be too excited about this. Original destination was Sweden but covid fucked that up, then Norway and same result. So here we are, northern part of Finland, which is called käsivarsi (arm). Area is also know as mountain lapland.

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Saturday, 12 September 2020

River season is drawing to a close in most rivers here in Denmark - they're all still open, but the first ones close in a month's time, and all are closed by November 15th. That of course means that there's still time to fish - for sea trout, salmon, grayling and trout. Although grayling and brown trout have declined in the last 10 years, they can still be found, but hatches are getting scarce with the beginning autumn, so you need other stuff in the box.

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Hants Show 2020

Sunday, 13 September 2020

After a great time in Cumbria last weekend, we returned home to Wales, then promptly drove down South for work. The weather is totally different this week as we’re mainly in shorts and t-shirts, unlike the thermals last weekend.

Whilst in the South, besides doing plenty of DIY and gardening, we’re also popping to the Hampshire County Sports Day on the Bereleigh Estate, near Petersfield to support our good friend and fellow fisher, Gilly. For the last few years, we’ve supported the Show by running a free to enter casting competition, normally accuracy rather than distance.

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Ronan's Report

Tying flies and exploring water!

I’ve been getting out as much as possible this winter. I’m busy with upkeep of the house and the 2 kids but making a decent amount of time to get out on the water. Sometimes not even carrying a rod! I spent a couple of days just walking small streams and still waters to see […]

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Pic of Day