For almost three years I camped in the forest in Zambia with a soil survey unit. We had paraffin Tilley lamps to read by of an evening and were constantly having really big beetles clanging onto the glass right next to your head. Quite disconcerting!!!
Waste of time. Why divide your time between fishing and rowing? With proper flippers like Mares Avanti Quatro you can go out in very windy conditions. Rowed tubes are too high in the water and are always blown about on the surface. Might be suitable for a gentle breeze at most??
Cold, windy and quite showery. Not warm and dry. Loch shores mostly Juncus and coarse grasses with improved pasture in parts. Some gorse and mybe 10% of the shoreline heather.
Heather beetle it is, thank you !
Trout seemingly more interested in black gnats than the swarms of beetles in huge...
Out twice on a Caithness loch in recent days. Huge multi million numbers of small bronze beetles even forming windlanes on both visits80 hectres of water, 20 plus beetles to the square metre even floating in clusters of five. Size approx 7mm. No point trying a beetle dry. Trout just rising...
Orvis .... Pretty much the out and out best for aftercare service support. They once even sent me a particular single tiny screw for a reel and some other little parts thrown in all free. An American idea, it is not too common with UK companies.