Sunday, 28 August 2016


Salmon Behaviour
Taking a fly
Feeding impulses
Fast Food & Broad Beans
 The Dynamics of the Take
Hen fish taking times
Good Morning Ladies
Survival - running & choice of lies
Where are they?
Taking radius
Deep Thinking
 Cock fish & hormones
Morning Glory
Salmon Characteristics
Windows on the World
Imaging - how and what salmon see
Here’s Looking at You
Sensor systems: hearing, vibration & smell
 Sense of Smell
The Importance of Smell
Underwater glare
Blinded by the Light
Sound & Vibration
Speaking Salmon
Flies underwater
Eye of the Beholder

Fishing Craft
Reading & fishing a pool
Reading Railway Maps
 Reading a pool – the MCX scoring system
Walking to the Water Part 1
 Reading a pool - examples
Walking to the Water Part 2
Choosing fly Size
Hot & cold Running Water
Trying too Hard
Forgetting the Fly
Depth & sink tips
Deep Thinking
Using Google Earth to read pools
Rod, Reel, Flies & Satellite
 My flies
Inside the Box
Fishing in cold water
Brass Monkeys & Tubes
Fishing tricky pools
Walking to the Water Part 3
Fishing in low water
Calm Reflections
Ambush Tactics & Running Fish
Ambush tactics – Close personal and a little dirty
The Week at Tomatin
The Week
Don’t cast too far
Forget the far bank
Avoiding surprise
Thinking & Analysis
Autumn Glory – October  Ure
Looking Back – the 2013 Season
Spring on the Dee
Spring on the Dee
Lessons from 2014
Lessons from 2014
Rutherford (Tweed)
Pearl of the Tweed
Ure Spring 2014
Joys of Spring
Bonny Dee
Hope Expectation and Reality
Walking in the Park (Ure)
Walking & Casting in the Park
Deveron 2015
Top of the Water
Upper Bolton Hall
The Beast of Wensleydale

Norway 2016
The Preparations
Just One Week on the Gaula
You Want to Go to Norway?

Rod choice
Springtime – Swallows, Primroses & New Salmon Rods
Half the System – Thinking about Lines
Choosing a Budget Reel
Reel Value
Rod costs
Where the Money Goes
Lamson Guru vs Loop Evotec
Head to Head in the Midfield
Line review – Loop GDC Head
Loop GDC Low Float Shooting Head
Vision Rulla Reel
The Koma is Dead – Long Live the Rulla
Rio Grip Running Line
Running Lines & Dog Days
Organisation & Preparation 1
It’s here - the new season
Organisation & Preparation 2
Loading Up

Line Maintenance
D-14 Countdown
Packing & Shopping
D-7 Divine Madness
Vision MAG 13’
Wading Jackets 1
The Great Jacket Hunt Chapter 1
Wading Jackets 2
The Great Jacket Hunt Chapter 2
Wading Jackets 3
The Great Jacket Hunt Chapter 3
Budget Wading Jackets

General Posts

How long can this go on?
Water Flow
The Vital (Missing) Ingredient
Water Flow 2
Look Back in Sadness – 2015 Season
Unusually Slow

1 comment:

  1. Only ever fished Swinton waters as a invited guest of Oliver Edwards and Orvis on a number off Grayling days. Found it hard to wade in parts. But a great read as always.