I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.

Izaak Walton

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Flies of fancy

So, happy new year to my tiny band of followers. I hope we all enjoy a fruitful 2011.

Anyway, here is my starter for ten, the flies that will lead me in a new direction during the coming season. I hope to see more of my new friends the Grayling and the Brown Trout, and I hope to find myself more on the riverbank and a bit less anywhere else - especially work.

I will share all of my triumphs and disasters with you - you have been warned!


  1. I am looking forward to you putting on your blog the new record for the capture of the biggest ever Grayling or Brown Trout, That would be somthing,
    All the best Alan,
    And thanks for calling in on me,

  2. It takes some time to really get into fly fishing, in may case about 35 years. But once you do, you will rarely use a baited hook again.

    While I fish mainly for Brown trout, I have caught carp, barbel, chub, dace, roach, perch, and pike on fly. It's a go light sport too!!

    You only get one life Alan, so go fishing when you can. They may not have any trout rivers in heaven?

    Kind wishes, and a happy New Year.

  3. nice looking flies! Great blog, you got a new follower