troutonpebblesreduced.jpg

My Books

My Diary

EXTRACTS FROM MY 1 MARCH 2015 NEWSLETTER

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:34
- All’s well that ends well… Clem Booth and I were setting up to fish one of my favourite mountain streams last week when I discovered I’d left my fly vest at home, as inexcusable a blunder as the best man forgetting to bring the ring to the wedding. Clem…
The ten best technical freshwater fly fishing books of the decade - I had an email from a person who remarked that he enjoyed my frequent reference to angling books that concerned the more philosophical aspects of our sport, or books where the quality of the prose shone through strongly…
Quote of the week I chose to begin this newsletter with two quotes because I find them so interesting. They come from a book I regard as one of the best I have in my library, Ted Leeson’s The Gift of Trout.   It’s an anthology wherein writers of the…
including Paul Curtis of Platanna Press about to publish a totally updated edition of Fishing  the Margins, an epic series of salmonid muggings when Clem Booth fishes Lake Strobel in Patagonia, Dirk Human writes charmingly about his first love – nymphing yellowfish from ‘his side’ of the Vaal, the Catskill…
including underwater fly-fishing photography tips, more on the mystery of what reel GEM Skues used, the merits of fly fishing lunch clubs, is there ever a time to stop in a day’s fishing? and a review of the GoPro Hero 4 as a fly fishing camera for stills.  
  Including Fishing with Ian Cox, Nigel Bennett on fishing Gateshead in the Eastern Cape Highlands,  Fishpond’s new Headgate tippet dispenser, protecting camera gear on streams and rivers, Loomis NRX 5--weight, unusual fly fishing images of the week and more…