I don't live near a river (closest is 1 mile away), no little streams or such. Only know of one garden pond which might now be disused and filled in. :unsure:
Fly was on the window so only could get underside looking into the sky. Not a good camera as no manual focus and macro is auto only...
Even in winter, birds have to feed. I would have loved to be the one that captured this: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/moment-angler-watches-open-mouthed-as-kingfisher-catches-fish/vi-BB1d75eK?ocid=msedgdhp
I found this quite interesting, sound quality could do with being better and quite a bit over my head trying to follow research and data etc.
I've put in "entomology" as it concerns some insect life. Done through FBA (Freshwater Biological Association).
What a great company. (y)
I've bought hooks, a couple of reels and other essentials from Allen with good service from USA and after reading the thread: https://www.flyfishing.co.uk/threads/fishing-shirts.616151/
I decided to buy some LS T shirts, shorts and a jacket. Got an email yesterday to...
I've just witnessed a murder.
Victim: Male spider, dead.
Cause of death: Deadly bite.
Murder: Female spider.
Location of body: Wrapped in silk and left in web to mature.
Witnesses: Me and Mrs face.
Statement: Mr OW tentatively approached Mrs OW taping threads of web. Mrs OW tapped back then...
Okay so not exactly fishing tackle, or wading boots for that matter.
But canyoneering boots!
After reading a few threads regarding wading boots, price and quality and having used steel toe cap work boots with studs which did very well, I thought I would invest in some canyoneering boots as not...
Sorry about the blurred photo of the winged spinner, camera doesn't have manual focus and couldn't bothered taking another. :rolleyes:
Hook: 16 dry. Thread: Rust (Hends Synton). Egg mass: Pale yellow Antron dubbing. Tails: Pale watery cock fibres.
Body: Bleached and dyed brown peacock herl...
Got a bit busy, a few spiders, parachute dries, my special dry, klink type and sedge (some tiny dries not in bottom photo), grey nymphs, pt body nymph, sedge pupa, my grayling special nymph and a few pink grubs.
Lately I've been trying Xink to help sink my tippet. Normally I would use a mud mix, Fullers Earth etc.
Because I use a high maintenance dry fly solely of CDC, using silica powder gets onto the tippet making it float. I used Xink last week, only a slight smear on the tippet without much success...
First Liverpool with a dramatic comeback, now Spurs on "away goals rule" .......... again! :rolleyes: First against Man City and now against Ajax. An all English final .............................. in Madrid. Shame about allocation of tickets.
Why are nets appearing over trees and hedges? - BBC News
I've known mature trees taken down by developers without consent or planning permission, slap on wrist and a fine which is peanuts to them.
Now this!!!!!!!! No legislation in place either. :mad:
Latest project finished, bit late I know as season nearly over.:omg:
This one's been best so far size 18 with 2mm bead:
Tail speckled grey partridge fibres.
Body stripped peacock herl dyed claret.
Speckled grey partridge hackle.
Pink anodised bead.
This one I just...
Out in the river today and met a new fishing buddy. I've met him a few times before but only at a distance, today he decided to join me.
He's a quiet type and didn't say much, but the fishing was also a bit quiet. He was happy for me to take a few pics (until battery went flat :omg:).
Works all year round for both trout and grayling. Tie in different sizes from 14s to 22s with beads to match. I use beads in black nickle or painted black.
I also tie unweighted ones.
This will be boring, no back ground. :doh: