Sunday, 27 March 2011


Just recovered from the LTDFFA do at the Izaak Walton Hotel.

Met some great guys and had a memorable fly tying demo from Paul Gaskell.
Glen showed us a couple of patterns, tied back to front as usual. A lovely buffet, a great hotel and copious amounts of beer. One of the Tamers didn’t turn in until 5 in the morning yet we all made breakfast. There are some who didn’t!!!

The photos tell their own story.

Testing the bed

Mick 'one brace' Kent

The Master at work

Proper tying

Glen struggling to focus

Jon sporting a 'King Tut'

Low light shrimp patterns from Paul

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Well I have not blogged for a while, I have either been too busy or not fishing.

The lion Tamers have joined a select group of fisherfolk and now have access to an exclusive beat of the River Dove. We are going to a meet soon and I will post more news later.

I have joined The Peacock beat at Rowsley which gives me access to the River Wye to Bakewell and the right to fish the River Lathkill as featured in Izaak Walton's book.

In the meantime, I have been tying! Glen Pointon nipped round the other evening to pick up the membership cards I designed for the new Dove syndicate.It didn't take long to get on the vice and Glen showed me how to tie a killer for the Wye....

He also grabbed the guitar and was surprised it was actually in tune!

Two new Lion Tamers have been press ganged...

Dino and Yica join Bone and me for a pint in the Cow. Jon was milking cows at the time.

Me and Bone had a day on Blithfield. Conditions were lovely for sunbathing. Unfortunately we could not find the fish.
 We have booked a holiday in Crete with a couple of other lads.