When I tie a hackle on, I using sweep back any loose fibres and do one or two turns on top to ensure the thread is holding the fibres incase the stalk breaks.
This usually results in most of the fibres being swept to the top and bottom of the hook and when tied down it also looks...
All ready for our virtual street party tomorrow.
All the neighbours are meeting up on the endof their drives.
2 mins silence at 11.
Tea and scones at 4 (cream on top of the jam for those who care).
Raise a glass to the WW2 heroes at 6.
After that it may get messy.
So after a couple of attempts I created a body that I like last night going from photo 1 to photo 2 with smaller wing area and slightly shorter throat. I also didn't like the flattened body hackle and so on advice stood it back up.
I'm not sure about the wing though. Should the built wing...
After I left the river on Saturday, the river rose from 1m to over 2.5m with snow melt so that was going to give me the Monday morning blues as I expected the river to be unfishable.
A chance look at the levels at lunch time showed that it was dropping quicker than expected and was around 1.2m...
Just One Week celebrates its 7th birthday.
What started out as a low-key mind-clearing exercise for a limited audience has grown into something else entirely, with over 100 posted chapters. Over the past 7 years it has been read by almost 25,000 people from more than 170 countries world wide...
Willie Gunn variants tied on 1.5" copper tubes. They were in the running for the Feb TOTM, but didn't make the cut!
Tube: 1.5" copper slipstream
Tag: Small oval gold
Rear body: Orange holographic tinsel
Rear rib: Medium gold oval
Mid wing: Yellow & hot orange bucktail mixed and tied top and...
Has anybody experienced fulling superglue going off very rapidly in the new shaped bottle ?
Since they changed the bottle shape, I have had 4+ bottles gluing the lid on after first use, having then to be opened with pliers ?:batty:
I think I have sussed what it is? I have always wiped the...
Bit of a long shot.
My Daiwa Alltmor 2 piece 10' 6" #8 -10 has a br9ken top section that I'm hoping to replace.
I'd be willing to buy the complete rod if one is available.
It's the slim purple blank with purple whippings.
Had the rod for over 25 years and love the action with an 8...
I was reading the obituary of Tim Benn in The Times (28 October 2019) in which it was reported that he started off his fishing career using a tank radio aerial as his first fishing rod. I am of the vintage who can recall seeing these advertised in Exchange & Mart and other publications. How...
Gye net for sale, great condition.
26" wide 30" long. 69" long from base of handle to the top of net (fully extended).
Carry strap all good...£50 posted.
Any more photo's required I will email, thank you!
About 4000' elevation gain over 4.5 miles from the trailhead to 9500' just to catch little fish then back down. Not terrible, but the fella I dragged with me might disagree. Haha.
Started down at that big lake.
Up and up and up.
At the lake.
I like fishes because...
I have been asked by a friend to ask if anyone has a GREYS GRXI 10' 7/8 3 PIECE SEA TROUT rod for sale. This rod was bought at least 15 years ago and the colour of the rod blank is black. He has broken the top section, if anyone has one of these early Greys rods they would like to sell please...