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  1. Off Topic Lounge
    Well, I just strained off last July's Blackcurrant Gin. First time I've tried that variant. I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone. A lot less 'blackcurranty' than expected and actually rather nicely spicey. Naturally empirical trials are ongoing....see you all on Thursday:thumb::lol: All...
  2. General Board
    I am really struggling to get to grips with this, having spent the best part of 40 years, designing and creating both bespoke and single custom made pieces of jewellery, (customer requests and stock pieces) Being basically shut down is becoming an issue (only the 1st week!!!) I have the...
  3. Northern European Style Patterns
  4. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Scandi type hairwing based (loosely) on the Usual, tied with a cone body. Still working on getting the heads right but not too bad and good enough for fishing if not display-case quality?
  5. Swap Shop
    A mate has asked me to put these up for a swap as he now finds it to hard ,sore to spin all day,he is recently in to fly fishing for salmon and is now hooked on it. 25 RAPALAS in all the usual lengths weights Looking to swap for used salmon fly reel But will consider anything salmon fly fishing...
  6. Classified Sales
    New condition in the standard airflo wallet with stickers. Tested once on grass - too light for the rod - usual sort of thing! £23 posted Regards Phil Now sold
  7. General Board
    Looking for ideas on were to spend a day close to derry in n ireland for abit of fly fishing. Been to the usual spots before duncrun. Lough ash and moorbrook lodge. Anyone reccomend anywere else for a days craic. Thanks
  8. Scottish Rivers
    Thinking of giving the Orchy a try, what are the better beats to try. IE, there are Dalmally 1.2 & 3. Of these which beat would you guys try? . Also any other contacts other than the usual fish pal ones would be very helpful.
  9. Scottish Rivers
    Happy new year to all my fellow anglers. Hear's hoping that last years lack of fish was a blip"not only our system but everywhere else seems to have been the same" Looking forward to seeing the usual suspects out there this year.
  10. Trout Fishing
    My Dad passed away two years ago. Yesterday I took his old 11'3" Daiwa to a stocked lake high above the hills near Dunkeld. Zero degrees and mist to start with but a rainbow with first cast. Intermediate and a washing line set up saw five fish netted before I got out the tea and sandwiches...
  11. Classified Sales
    Above rod for sale 3 piece excellent condition comes with usual rod bag and tube £300 Ono email for pictures ROD SOLD
  12. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Silver Grey 2/0 This is the Kelson pattern from Cholmondley Pennell (1885) - definitely my favourite version (possibly aside from the version with summer duck sides and no JC) - the silver pheasant much more appropriate to the silvery character than the usual tippet. Used antique embossed for...
  13. Off Topic Lounge
    Now that the World Cup nears its end and the new Premier League season starts on August 11th the transfer market should resume with its usual fervour. First titbit of the day is that Xherdan Shaquiri seems to be on his way to Liverpool.
  14. Classified Sales
    HAD THESE SNOWBEE LINES FROM NEW SPOOLED ONLY BUT DO NOT SUIT MY RODS. 1 AT WF8 COUNTDOWN XS PLUS 2ips . OLIVE/SKYBLUE 1 AT WF8 COUNTDOWN XS PLUS 5ips. BROWN/RED....SOLD..... COMPLETE WITH THE USUAL SNOWBEE LOOPS AND LINE DEGREASER. £25.00 POSTED FOR THE 2 ips line
  15. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    SLIGHT variation in that the PB macaw in the tail always seemed a red herring so I made it parrot. Also (as per usual) used embossed tinsel instead of flat as it looks much better to me. Dx
  16. General Board
    With my interest renewed by some lovely WGs in another thread, I thought I would look out my now seriously neglected Waddingtons. Amongst all the usual suspects was this. I haven't a clue what it's called but it's rather lovely. Anyone know please?
  17. Northern European Style Patterns
    A really good swedish pattern Well worth fishing at anytime.
  18. Off Topic Lounge
    With squads being announced in the next few days its time to Kick Off. So here it is again, the 6 Nations thread. As usual discuss, pull legs, get some banter going, highlight good play (and reffing) but most importantly enjoy. :) Cheers Aled
  19. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    There I'm not dead - first fly since 20 May due to moving and trying to turn this depressing season round - more rust than an old nail - this is the Teviotside, for some reason the claret pigs wool and hackle look much brighter than they are - probably down to the dodgy camera (which isn't my...
  20. Fly Tying Topics
    On Saturday of last week I went to the Glasgow angling centre for my usual bits n bobs but I needed a black pheasant skin anyway I went thru the shelves got what I need and head home ,Sunday usual day of tying opened up the packet the skin went into a thousand pieces ,so me being me I emailed...
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