Daily Cast Archive



The Joy of Wets

Martyn White - Tuesday, November 12, 2019

I'm pretty sure that you if you asked most fly fishers which freshwater method they liked best, they'd say dry fly. I'm not talking about most effective, but most loved. Folk seem to love watching a fish sip down a nicely presented dry, the literature is full of it and it's a passion that is driving the avian eugenicists to produce ever longer and crisper hackle. Not me though.

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Poppers, the Pause and the Shotgun Strike

Paul Arden - Monday, November 11, 2019

I’ve been experimenting a lot recently with both popper design and setting the hook. When Flavio was here I managed to miss six Snakehead in one week. Or maybe it was five with one straightening the hook? Anyway, looking back over the past years there has been a large number of Snakehead missed at the strike.

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Fishing and Pipes

Andy Dear - Sunday, November 10, 2019

The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish: it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent and unaffected. ----- William Makepeace Thackeray

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Chop chop

Viking Lars - Saturday, November 9, 2019

When Paul got the first lumi lines over 15 years ago, we had a lot of fun with them and casting them in the dark was a bit of a revelation, even though they’re weren’t particularly easy to see and the luminescence didn’t last that long. We spent a lot of time running back and forth from the field to the big lamp to keep the line charged, but it worked and we had sp much fun.

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The beginning of the end.

Martyn White - Friday, November 8, 2019

It's October, I've been fighting off my annual anticipatory depression about the coming winter for weeks now. The insane Indian summer we've been having has helped a lot - we had 2 days over 30 Celsius last week. (Actually it’s November, Martyn sent me this last month in preparation for the next free slot.... Mika is “tracking a wolf” today!)

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Daydreaming

Tracy&James - Thursday, November 7, 2019

Now the clocks have gone back in the UK there’s no daylight left after work for any fishing or casting practice – unless using lumi-lines of course. This is far from my favourite time of year and will only get worse, soon I’ll be going to work in the dark as well as coming home in it. It’s about this time however that I start to think about what I’d like to target next year, it’s also when I do the bulk of my fly tying.

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Easy does it

Gary Meyer - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

After almost an entire summer of practice, last week I put away my fun rod and decided it was time to switch over to a more serious fishing practice mode. I had spent quite a bit of effort lately on casting with my other hand and, as often happens after long periods of frustration, somewhere along the line things finally started to click. I wish I could identify just what caused the improvement but there was no major “A Ha” moment. Repetitions and dedication get the honors once again. Fluff casting with a tournament grade rod and long belly line sure is fun but I have found that it does not represent the tackle I use on the water very well at all. In fact, I find it is almost self-defeating to rely upon it for fishing practice purposes.

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Making Shots Happen

Paul Arden - Monday, November 4, 2019

You’ve just flown halfway around the world. Your guide has just set you up for the perfect shot. Up from the depths the Snakehead suddenly appears - it’s a big one, of course! Quick! Only 2 seconds! You lift, shoot, deliver - but on the fish’s back, or short, or 2 metres too far to the right, or left, or too long... what the hell??? And now your chance is over and it’s time to think about where you went wrong, while the search continues...

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Infectious Enthusiasm

Andy Dear - Sunday, November 3, 2019

Every year our local town has a handmade market for local artisans to sell their wares. Last year they decided to let kids participate as vendors, so my son Jackson decided he wanted to sell handmade flies. His first show was such a resounding success, so this year he decided to participate again.

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Nothing about fishing

Mika Lappalainen - Friday, November 1, 2019

Headline tells everything. There is nothing about fishing now. I have been spending lot of time in outdoors and passing lot of rivers. Thinking about how to write this FP but when I got thought and red line…. Well then I have to conctrate for something else. So I tell shortly what I have been doing past 3 weeks. It is all about reindeer now.

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