Hardy and Greys Special Event Day – 22nd Sept 2012

Put the 22nd September in your diary if you live anywhere near Hardy’s factory/museum/shop up here in Alnwick. They’ll be having what they call a Special Experience Day – which from the details sounds like an open day with all sorts of things going on. Product previews for the 2013 range Demo’s of casting and fly tying demo’s Factory Tour … Continued

Olympic style disappointment, but second best isn’t always bad…

During the course of yesterday I learnt what it must be like to be an Olympic athlete. At around 8:30pm in the evening Victoria Pendleton and myself shared something common; not our mutual love for being clad head to foot in body hugging lycra (too much? ok pretend I never said it) but that horrible gut wrenching feeling of being … Continued

A reading list for those (far too frequent) rainy days

Over the last few weeks, I’ve collected together as many links to fly fishing related blogs as I can find to populate my Google Reader account. If you’re interested, from there I access them via my various Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, MacBook Air and iMac) using some fabulously simple software called ‘Reeder‘. Every time one of the fly fishing blogs … Continued

The gear that I use – part 1

It’s always interesting to find out what others are using to do the things you’re interested in, so in the spirit of sharing here’s a list of the things I use the most when out fishing. As you’ll see, I have a barely under control case of “tackletartitus”. I also have a fondness for Orvis gear (as you’ll quickly notice). … Continued

Wet fly fishing and wet fly fishing

Wife and kids had gone out for the day to the outdoor pool in Haltwistle today, so after getting in from work to an empty house I decided I might as well head of to the river – well, why not?