Happy New Year
Its been a year since I started this blog and I have been over whelmed by its success. I didn’t think it would be visited and the kind comments from visitors has meant alot. Thankyou.I have a number of ideas for the its future (but no more moves), including step by steps. I also intend, where ever possible to use a standardized colour system with the aid of the Borger Colour System. I found my colour booklet a couple of days ago while clearing out a drawer. For while I have been some what disappointed that material suppliers cann’t seem to supply materials the same shade. Try ordering something medium olive and you will get something different every time (one good reason to dye your own, you have control). So this coming year I will be giving a BCS number where possible.
My fishing this year has been, shall we say sparse. This has mainly been due to the weather and working away during the summer as well as finishing my degree during the Spring. But the weather has meant that I have been tying more with a few ideas still to be tried including some tubes and saltwater flies.
I have high hopes and plans for next years fishing, trying out new flies and places. As usual I will continue my membership of a fishing club based in Salisbury where I can fish on my favourite waters with some new ones (to me) that I have not had the chance to fish.
I recently got my hands on a book “Trout in Dirty Places”, by Theo Pike, I really like this book and found some new places to fish. The nicest surprise was finding a chapter covering the streams around Stroud which is pretty close to me and I actually pass through when I take my kids back to their mothers. I can see me stopping of on the way back home a few times.
My big trip this year will be my return to Cape Cod during September for the Striped Bass, this trip is actually planned to co-incide with the Striperheads Clave and I will give details when I receive them for those interested. I’m really looking forward to this and catching up with some old friends. If I can manage it, I may also get a return trip to Slovenia to see a couple other friends and do some exploring but this depends on funds and if I can sell enough flies.