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Tag Archives: Fly-fishing

Fly-fishing in the High Tatras

I was looking to see if there’s any fly-fishing in the remote part of Slovakia containing the High Tatras. This website tells me that It is forbidden in the trout … Continue reading

29 December, 2009 · Leave a comment

Mayfly time

A couple of Saturdays back I was down at the Avon, on the SDFFA water, for some fishing. Ostensibly, it was a day of ‘dry-fly instruction’ though in effect there … Continue reading

9 June, 2009 · Leave a comment

Sea trout: catch and release

From the Salmon & Trout Association: >There is widespread concern that sea trout stocks are in a desperate state in most parts of the UK. Salmon farming has had an … Continue reading

18 May, 2009 · Leave a comment

Hardy Perfect/Barrio

Note to self: Saturday, 9 May, 2009: Hardy Perfect has a Barrio DT4 line on it now. The reel looks good and should pair well with the forthcoming Driggs River … Continue reading

9 May, 2009 · Leave a comment

Italy: Fishing the River Nera

The last three Summers have seen us in Umbria, spending the last week of the holiday in Spoleto. The most under-rated of the central Italian towns (save perhaps Ascoli Piceno), … Continue reading

29 July, 2008 · Leave a comment

Fly-fishing on the Wiltshire Avon

River Avon SDFFA waters Weather: Mild with a little sun but occasional blasts of drizzle; windy but warm in sheltered spots Rod: George Maurer “Harry’s Rod” 8’ 5wt (This is … Continue reading

29 June, 2008 · Leave a comment

The virtue of cheap rods

I sometimes paint. Pictures, not houses. If I start with a blank white canvas, I often find it difficult to get started, so I tend to just scrub all over … Continue reading

17 June, 2008 · Leave a comment

Fishing pants

Weather stops play. Again. Due to the high water levels, the June weed-cut has been postponed for one week and will now start on Tue 10 June above Crossing C, … Continue reading

4 June, 2008 · Leave a comment

Casting click

I was down in B__ Square today, flicking a line around after the Winter layoff. Quick thought on casting that works for me, though YMMV. If I am practising, and … Continue reading

20 April, 2008 · Leave a comment

Tangled up in line

Yesterday evening, I thought I’d string up a rod to have it permanently handy for popping down to the Square for a bit of casting practice. A quick two minute … Continue reading

11 April, 2008 · Leave a comment