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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas

I would just like to take this opportunity of wishing all my clients , past, present and future and their families all the very best for Christmas and the New Year.

Have a great time - keep counting the days to the new season!!!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Let it snow, let it snow!

Well this cold weather snap doesn't look like going away for some time! The forecast, generally for the North West is continuing cold conditions then more snow on Christmas day. I have now accepted that my usual Christmas visit to the "Ladies of the stream" will more than likely not take place! Pity but that's life! Maybe not much chance for casting practise either but boredom may overcome common sense over the next few days!

Time maybe for some "internet fishing" lots of great info all over cyberspace, on You Tube and Vimeo - I'll put links to the better stuff on here over Xmas

Although the last post before Christmas is tomorrow I can still email gift vouchers right up till Xmas Eve for all those late, late presents! Just get in touch.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Group lessons

Had a great group session today with Bolton Fly Tyers and my merry gang of trainees.
It was brilliant to see all the guys casting away with such enthusiasm.
It was certainly a win win scenario, with the Fly tyers learning and improving and the trainee instructors gaining valuable experience.

Bolton Fly tying group are a great bunch of guys who arrange lots of fly tying demos throughout the winter - have a look here for more info -

Monday, 6 December 2010

Minus 8 and still practising!

Beyond the call of duty!
It's one thing getting guys to practise it's another entirely getting them to practise in a river at minus 8 degrees!
We had to break the ice before we could even get in!!

Now that's dedication or is it just plain insanity! You decide!

Fantastic day nonetheless, really enjoyed it!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Winter casting practise

Hi all been out this morning with my buddy Richard, doing some distance work.
Casting in a blizzard is great fun!! It's not the line bending his rod it's the wind!!
It was a bit chilly and a biting wind but got some satisfying casting done all the same. Richard's technique is improving all the time.

I used the trusty Angel TE MK2 #5 for a change, not used it for ages. I have been working on improving my tracking and the speed of the hauls. It seems to be paying off as I am now hitting 110ft plus on a regular basis and it wasn't that long ago that 100ft was the objective. So it is now onwards and upwards to 115ft then the magical 120ft -- I hope!?!?!?!

I must admit to being fairly hooked on distance casting particularly with a #5, which is the blue ribbon event in distance stuff.
Need to buy a couple new lines now and will probably go for the Barrio GT140 and a MED (Mastery Expert Distance) both are great lines with very long heads. The Barrio in particular at only £25.00 is an amazing line in comparison to the MED which is twice the price!

Group casting update
Only a couple of places left for the first class on the 18th Dec.
More will be arranged for early in the New Year - get in touch to reserve your place.