Daily Cast Archive


Fishing with Tim

Paul Arden - Tuesday, December 6, 2022

This week I’m fishing with Tim Kempton from Australia. Tim is a good friend, who I first met ten years ago over here at the first Malaysian fly fishing gathering. We fished together on that trip and he took the nice Snakehead photo I’m posting today. (Haven’t changed a bit).

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Rapping (knuckles)

Tracy&James - Sunday, December 4, 2022

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a bonefish that fought way above its weight, the Usain Bolt of the species than ran an extraordinary amount of backing. I also mentioned that something happened to my reel during the last few metres of this run that meant I had to manually strip some backing off the reel to avoid over-tensioning the line and possibly breaking the tippet. At the time I thought that perhaps a loop of line had slipped on the spool and was preventing the outgoing line coming off smoothly. I also thought that I’d find this loop when I got home and stripped the reel – actually I was quite looking forward to measuring how much backing was used. However, my immediate concern was in recovering the line, so the issue was quickly buried on my reel as I whisked it at speed to keep in touch with the fish that was now coming back at me. Two days later something occurred that made me rethink what had happened though.

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Weather

Viking Lars - Saturday, December 3, 2022

It’s winter and for many in the northern hemisphere that means it’s time for something else than fly fishing. Further north that me in Denmark, it’s so cold that you definitely can’t fly fish and that another matter. But here in Denmark, that rarely happens and if it does, only for shorter periods of time. That means that we can fly fish year round, unless species are protected for spawning etc. sea trout in the salt and pike and perch fishing is loss I left. But many choose to stay home as they don’t like the cold, particularly in combination with rain, sleet or snow.

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Making winter

Mika Lappalainen - Friday, December 2, 2022

Still not snowing, first groups are coming this morning and winter season is really taking off on Sunday. Ice fishing trip was just distance dream.

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Necessary Preparation

Martyn White - Thursday, December 1, 2022

At last I have managed to get enough materials together to start on the classic salmon flies again. I started with an "easy" one, the Kelson version of the Durham Ranger (POD).

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