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Archive for December, 2012

Tis the season to be jolly

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

It has been a a while since I wet a line. My timing hasn’t been that great and the tiny windows of opportunity that have appeared have clashed with other things.

It means that I have had a bit of a sabbatical from fly fishing and sometimes that can be good. Not always, but a little break can help you realise how much you love it all and can’t wait to get back in the waders again.

In the run up to Christmas I have been doing some casting tuition and looks like I’ll be doing some more in Jan for those heading off in search of bones. I really enjoy this sort of thing and it heralds the start of preparation for 2013 and for some the start of an exciting new pastime.

In the short term though I’ll just keep checking those river levels for my chance.

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Fly Fishing in Devon 2013

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

I just wanted to wish every one out there in fishing land and beyond and very, very Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2013.

We look forward to seeing you next season!


Soon, soon.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

It seems like a while since I have had a rod in my hand. I have done a few lessons but fishing has had to take a bit of a back seat. Once again this has been down to timing or planning things around a fishable river.

I have been doing a lot of travelling and it has involved the M25 which whilst stuck in traffic has had my mind drifting away to the river and grayling.

I have tied flies, more than I can ever remember but once again the grayling river is against me. That will change and I can wait but with our daughter, Charlie, home we decided to head out and I thought it might be an idea to look at a few rivers I haven’t seen in a while.

They looked nice, really nice and are now on the list to try and fish in 2013!

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Saturday, December 8th, 2012

First off I have to say sorry that I haven’t been blogging of late. the main reason has been the ezine has been taking up a lot of the time and the blog has got left behind. I try and do it as often as possible and will get back into the saddle once again. Sorry Paul!

The other poor excuse is that my camera got a bit of a battering and looked like it was going to join the various other cameras that reside in the graveyard for dunked cameras but it looks like it has decided to work again so I guess I have no excuses!

This is way ahead of schedule but I thought I’d mention it anyway. At the start of each season I keep my fingers crossed that I’ll still be able to thread a fly without the need of any magnification. It is great relief (so far) that I haven’t needed to worry but it is always something I think about.

The thought of long sighted glasses doesn’t bother me and I have always liked the thought of “interviewing” one of Charlie’s (our daughter) boyfriends whilst leaning against the mantlepiece asking him what his prospects are and if he fishes, whilst eyeing the shotguns on the wall and watching him over the top of my reading glasses. This hasn’t happened yet for a few reasons

1. We don’t have a mantlepiece.

2. We don’t have shotguns mounted on the wall.

3. Her boyfriends so far have been irritatingly nice

The other reason is that Emma had an eye test the other day and I picked up the test for long sightedness and I could read the hardest to read line with ease. I have also just tied up some size 20 flies and threaded them with some tippet so we might just be OK but it is still a way off ’til the start of the season!

Filler pic from Sep on the Deveron