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Pete's Weighty ( Fly Fishing ) Words

Archive for December, 2008

A big thank you!

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Firstly I thought I would do a condensed report on the bonefishing trip..

Awesome!, I couldn’t fault the place and the fishing is mind blowing..I’ll get round to writing it up soon but as this is probably the last Blog of the year I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the support you have all given our little venture.

We were blown away and couldn’t believe the feedback we had to what we were doing and the way we are doing it which has made us even more determined to provide the ultimate in fly fishing experiences for 2009. Things are pretty much completed in what will see some major changes to the fishing school including a name change, location change, web site change and some new members of the team! The old web address will automatically reroute you to the new one!

It has been a lot of hard work but we are almost there and we are really pleased with how things are looking and I apologise for not popping the photos up from the last few weeks of tuition. I’ll get them up soon and thank you for the sausages Mr Kittow!

Most of all though it has been fun and we have always done things with a smile on our faces and even laughed when things didn’t always go to plan.  I think that has been why we all get on so well as friends and as part of a team as well. We always make sure we have time to do some fishing though! I am so proud to be part of such a great team.

It has been great to welcome so many new fly fishers to our ranks and to see experienced anglers try something new. We hope to do much more of this in 2009!

So this is the Scott Fly Fishing School signing off, but in the words of Arnie “we’ll be back”

Lastly, I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and tight lines and pointy loops for 2009.

Not long now…

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

So it isn’t long til we set off in search of bonefish in Mexico and the excitementmeter has just been turned up a few nothces to the “very” setting. The gear is ready and flies are packed. I have decided that I would like to try and fish with a lighter rod on this trip so I plan on doing a fair bit with my ever trusty Scott 6wt. I have used this for just about everything over here and thought it would be nice to add a few more species if I am lucky.

Its funny that I mention luck, I don’t think there is any involved here but my pal Paul is out at the same place this week and has managed a super slam. This is an awesome achievement but a testament to his skills as an angler. If you are wondering what a super slam is it is catching a tarpon, bonefish, snook and permit in one day! Apparently there were also 5 other permit hooked on the week and there are some good sized snook around too. It is really nice to hear these stories but has a small part of you worried that you have missed the perfect week!…It is easy to think that way but with the glass always half full I have taken a view that it is a hot destination and the fishing is amazing. All will soon be revealed! 

Graham is packing something called a spinning rod, he apparently wants to go after cuda with it. I’m sure I will too with a fly but there is a flat right out the front of where we are staying so I plan a few early morning forays too. When we were fishing in Scotland someone remarked “Pete likes to fish a lot doesn’t he?” Too right I do, I always take the view that if I am on a fishing holiday I like to squeeze every little minute out of each day. It doesn’t matter if the fishing sucks at the time there’s no point sulking about it you just have to get on with it and make as much out of it as you possibly can. Life is too short and there are too many fish out there to try and catch!

 See you when I get back!