Dark Sky review – THE weather app for Fishermen

Dark Sky Review There are loads of reviews out on the internet for Dark Sky, some lengthy ones, some short ones and several in between. What they don’t do, is look at Dark Sky and the features it offers the fly fisherman – so I wanted to show you why I think this is the best app out there for … Continued

Putting Day One Fishing Journal snippet into iPad TextExpander (works for iPhone too)

Since writing my blog post about using Day One and TextExpander for my fishing journal, I’ve had quite a few questions from folk wanting to do the same. One question that’s been asked a few times now, and lastly by Dennis in the comments to that post only last week, is how to get the TextExpander snippets into the iPad … Continued

Free ways to get your Fly Fishing news fix

For as long as I’ve been a fly fisherman, I’ve also been a fly fishing magazine buyer. Before moving up to the North East I spent my time fishing lakes and reservoirs in and around Lincolnshire – Trout Fisherman was my magazine of choice. After our move up here, and after realising how much fun river fishing could be Trout … Continued

Google Reader is dead. Long live, er…

A while back I wrote a post about how I collect and view Fly Fishing Blog posts into Google Reader, then view them at my leisure using an excellent iOS and Mac app called Reeder. As of July 1st, that method of keeping up with all things trout related on the Internet is not going to be available to me … Continued

Aquapac Mini Whanganui Waterproof iPhone Case review

I’ve no sense of balance, I’m also paranoid. Those two things coupled with me wading up to my waist in rivers with a £400 phone in my pocket, are not a good combination. I could leave my phone in the car, but I like having it with me when venturing to some of the more remote stretches of the river, … Continued

Orvis Fly Fishing Guide (Kindle) on special offer

Not sure what the normal price is (paperback is getting on for £15) but for a limited time The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide has been reduced to a bargain price of £1.98. According to Amazon, this is the completely revised and updated with over 400 new color photos and illustrations version of the e-book. At less than two quid it’s cheaper than, … Continued

Top 10 apps for the Fly Fisherman

As my last techie post seemed to hit the spot for the two regular readers of this blog (hello Mum & Dad) I thought I’d follow it up with this one. My top 10 apps for the fisherman isn’t in any particular order, I do use these constantly, but they fall in and out of favour pretty regularly too. None … Continued

Trout & Salmon iPad app – not the convenience I’d hoped

As is the norm these days, the TV last night was awful. So awful I decided to give it a miss, pop on my headphones for some music whilst catching up on the recent fly fishing blog posts. Mid way through the new Biffy Clyro album, Opposites (very good by the way) I remembered to check the Trout & Salmon … Continued

Day One as a fishing journal (with a bit of TextExpander thrown in for good measure!)

Anglers who are disciplined enough to keep a journal of their fishing exploits (or as I prefer to call it, a record of my blanks) have always impressed me. Though I have tried, and at one point managed to keep it going for 3 (or was it 4?) separate outings, keeping the momentum up was too much for my adled … 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