Posts made in August, 2011

Big Splash Aviemore 2011

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in Everything Else, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Scotland | 3 comments

I’m back from the big splash weekend! I gave a lesson on Monday, had to visit the dentist yesterday and tonight it’s off pike fishing with Paul. Tonight is feeling good, I have a mixture of big flies and small flies and hopefully the water is going to be crystal clear with the pike in a hungry mood! I haven’t fished as much as I would have liked in the last 2 weeks, this only being my second outing but things on the casting front have been busy and Big Splash obviously just had to be done! Will get a report up from the pike bash later tonight or tomorrow. Here’s the...

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This weekend

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Fly Fishing | 0 comments

I’m heading away all weekend to Big Splash in Aviemore so won’t be posting for a wee while. In the mean time, check out this awesome Marlin video. I came across it on the Sexyloops Board Teasers from Dean Butler on Vimeo.

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The BFCC comes to Glasgow!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2011 in Fly Casting | 0 comments

The British Fly Casting Club is coming North of the Scotland/England border for the first time in September. The event will take place on the 11th of September at Lochinch Police Ground in Pollok Park. There will be casting competitions, casting instruction and a good chance to meet a whole load of like minded people. It’s quite exciting this, I’m certainly looking forward to it. If you are thinking of whether you should go along or not – you might as well, what have you got to lose? Click on the link for more info from the BFCC website.

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Some flies from last night

Posted by on Aug 13, 2011 in Fly Tying | 0 comments

I’m heading pike fishing with Paul today so last night had me tying up a few more pike patterns. The water was murky last time I visited the canal so tied up some high vis patterns in the hope one of those toothy critters feels peckish or pissed off! I can feel it, pike fly fishing is looming closer to success for me! Report to come later on how it...

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Seeing improvements

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Scotland | 0 comments

In all things that we do, especially those activities we enjoy; we generally improve. Fishing is no different and the longer we do it the more we learn about the aquatic environment, the behaviour of our target species, fishing techniques, other wildlife and so on. I’m seeing great improvements in my pike fishing at the moment! The first outing as you might recall ended up with me drawing a blank and my brother picking up a nice jack pike. However my outing the other night saw me almost reach the milestone of “first intentional pike on the fly!” Heck, I’m even tying my...

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