Sunday, 27 February 2011

Out and About

 Recently  through Nethan valley angling association we were invited to  Auchlochan care home near Lesmahagow.   The elderly recidents are setting up there own fly fishing club and wanted some help in learning to tie flies and fly fishing.
 The evening was superb with nice friendlships made with some great stories from recidents on there experiences and adventures in life from fishing up north to Africa,as well as some other great stories. We even met a lady of 90, that fished Lake of Monteith with  The Invicta Ladies fly fishing team, and although I didnt have materials with me to tie an Invicta i left with the promise on our next visit the first fly to tie will be an Invicta, In truth in about an hour I am away to tie half a dozen and post them on
Silver Invicta size 10,didnt have picture of the standard with yellow seals fur body

  The group was split in two  and one saw simple salmon flies being tied while the other saw basic trout flies with black being the theme, then the groups changed over at the half way point in the evening
 As this project makes progression we will be making more visits to help the residents in fly tying and also fishing ,the Kids from our kids project have been invited to come with us
Black pennel (size14)

The chaplin for the home was telling us  his Grandfather went to Africa as a missionary and worked in the area where David Livingston  died, strange world when you start getting into things with Mid Clydes link to David Livingston memorial centre at Blantyre,or you can read about David Livingston

In the forthcoming week we shall be adding a new sbs to the tutorial on the main web site in conjunction with the who incidently this coming weekend as you will see from this link are hosting another open weekend with lots of angling celebs and other things all going on ,dont miss.

 The managing director Paul Devlin was fishing the Dee last month and using the shumakov tube as done in the last tutorial he managed to catch three spring salmon and return numerous kelts well done.

One for the sea trout an Alexandra varient
Deuoni Paun on a longshank 4
On a final note as yet not heard of any springers yet but as usual there have been reports of Kelts so hopefully not to long

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Many Thanks

 We would like to thank everyone who came along and supported us on  our opening day
 A big special thanks to Paul Young for attending and toasting the start of a new season on the river,and having the first cast for us. Thanks Paul
 As usual we had a piped march 

Thanks to Alan and Alan for the catering keeping the hot food and drinks coming
People met and talked and as i know many an old friendship was rekindled  , as well as new ones made
 unfortunatley the river wasn't in the best condition for fishing so nothing to report on that .
 Last but not least David and Mary who along with David Turner the local councillor for Broomhouse came down with the kids from our fly tying and fishing project ,many thanks to them for there constant work and help in achieving the goals to get the kids tying and fishing they are after all hopefully our up and coming anglers and guardians of our fishings in the future
Here is a link to some of Pauls fishing programs