Posts made in April, 2012

Sunset

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in Blog, Everything Else | 0 comments

Where mother nature meets man’s structures! What a gorgeous sunset this evening! This is a warm up for my photo blogging for every day in May.  

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Every day in May – check it out!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in Fly Fishing | 1 comment

Every day in May – check it out!

This is a pretty cool idea by the guys over at How Small a Trout – make a new post every day in May. Sound simple? It’s not going to be easy I know that much but I sure bet it’s going to be fun! I’m in the middle of exams right now so if I have any truly awful posts then this is my excuse It all kicks off tomorrow, are you going to join in?   EDIT: So I’ve been thinking about this over the last 5 minutes and for starters I realised that it kicks off in two days time and not tomorrow (more study time!) and secondly I think I’m going to challenge myself to...

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Help protect NZ wilderness

Posted by on Apr 21, 2012 in New Zealand | 0 comments

Currently there is planning underway in New Zealand to construct a tunnel from Queenstown to Milford Sound to allow faster travel for tourists. Not only is this going to be going straight through some of the finest pristine wilderness in the country, you won’t even get to use it unless you are booked on a coach with one of the operators! Having fished in this area quite extensively during my time in NZ, something really should be done to stop this. Help by signing the petition, every signature counts! Link to...

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The Easy Sculpin

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Fly Tying | 4 comments

The Easy Sculpin

I’m quite excited about this post – probably because I’m really excited about trying out the end result! I like things in fly fishing that are a bit out of the ordinary, a bit out-the-box in their thinking and perhaps most importantly; things that look cool! With the details contained in this post you’re going to be able to change the “What fly are you catching on?” show and tell session with one dam cool streamer. The idea, the photographs and the tying instructions are all courtesy of Paul Rankine who has kindly given his permission for me to post this....

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Mixed Weather on the River

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Fly Fishing, Scotland | 7 comments

Mixed Weather on the River

It was a late night decision to go fishing, in fact it was on then it was off then it was on again. This was due to the weather forecast which was hinting at a good plummeting of rain in the hills that feed the river we were planning to fish. To top this off Jim sent me a text saying one of the guys had passed the river earlier in the day and it was looking high and dirty. We took the executive decision to leave it until the morning to check river level updates, the weather and the forecast. A gamble was made and off I set to pick up Jim. If you go conditions may be crap and you might not...

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