Daily Cast Archive


Viking Lars - Saturday, May 8, 2021

I very rarely plan an attack from home. I’ll decide where to begin (a stretch of river, a particular coast line, certain parts of a lake etc.), but I always remain flexible. If hours pass with out any catching any fish, I’m always open to relocating. There are often reason to stay as well. A tide or an ebb coming, a weather change on the horizon, a strike-period you know from experience, a hatch you know is picking up, maybe several spotted fish, unwilling to take the fly, something I personally accept at a challenge and I’l stay at it until it’s beyond stupid. All of the above, from deciding where to go before you head off to whatever tactic that plays out after that is based on experience, maybe advice if you’re new in the game.

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spring update vol 3

Mika Lappalainen - Friday, May 7, 2021

I just took part in webinar. It was about our trout. There is big project going around our local trout. This time there are partners from Russia also. That is important because our trout is spawning in Finland and growing up in Russia. So I give short update what’s going around that and fishery. It is only 3 weeks before season is starting.

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Martyn White - Thursday, May 6, 2021

We're well into May now, spring is fully here and the mayfly will be here soon too. Whether on rivers or still waters, it's one of the main events of the season and it's the time of year I really miss being on the lochs back home.

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Zoom zoom zoom (cast)

Paul Arden - Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Bernd has broken his laptop cable – anyway it’s about time you had a FP from me! I have been writing one entitled 25,000 days, which I’ve worked out is the number of days I want to fish in this lifetime and not 20,000 as I wrote some years ago! But that’s for another time.

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Dry and Drowned

Easterncaster - Tuesday, May 4, 2021

How much explanation do these photos require? The flies pictured are my winter thoughts while waiting for warmer days to come, when my carp fishing can start up. They represent the beauty of being able to tie one's own flies - to design and create. Something I have done since childhood. Lucky me.

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Interview With A RodMaker

Andy Dear - Monday, May 3, 2021

Since I started writing for Sexyloops some 2 1/2 years ago, several folks have asked how I got started in this discipline. Since it's been exactly twenty years since my first piece was published, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at how it started, as well as some experiences I had with some of the great rod designers I got to know through my association with RodMaker Magazine.

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Sloppy Rods

Tracy&James - Sunday, May 2, 2021

On the board there is an ongoing discussion about ‘sloppy rods’. Sloppy describes the phenomenon whereby a rod suddenly lacks the ‘power’ to cope with the amount of line being aerialised, i.e. it’s ok to a point and then it softens leaving the caster struggling to control the line. A number of rods have been identified as exhibiting this behaviour and by some exceptional casters, however I’m going to say I simply don’t believe it’s true or remotely possible.

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A new bag...

Viking Lars - Saturday, May 1, 2021

… but not factory new, far from it, actually. I suppose you could call it vintage. It’s sometime after 1967 and before 1984, just based on some quick research on the particular company name and logo. I’m far from an expert on Hardy tackle and company history.

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