Monday, July 17, 2017

|By Simon Graham

Am not sure where others views stand on fly fishing with spoon flies! Would you regard it more as a lure than a fly?  Personally, if I can cast it with a fly rod and line….with ease! Then it’s a fly in my eyes.

The definition of a fly fishing fly is

“Fly Fishing is an angling method in which an artificial “fly" is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line. Artificial flies are constructed by fly tying in which furs, feathers & thread or any of very many other materials are tied onto a fishhook. Artificial flies may be constructed to represent all manner of potential freshwater & saltwater fish prey to include aquatic and terrestrial[sg1]  Insects, crustaceans, worms, baitfish, vegetation, flesh, spawn, small reptiles,  amphibians and even birds. 

The definition for a fishing lure is

“A fishing lure is a type of artificial fishing bait which is designed to attract a fish’s attention. Th...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

|By Simon Graham

Some more free swag courteous of Gordon van der Spey at the FFFT Expo. Over the years I’ve tried practically every UV resin on the market since they became popular 7 yrs ago. Clear cure goo, Deer creeks (Diamond White) Loon’s UV resin, Tuffeleye eventually settling with David Edwards Bug-Bond and have been with them since its inception in December 2009. All of them at some stage though have been quoted as saying that their products are the best on the market, Dries in 10 seconds or less and with a none tack free finish. So I have to admit I was intrigued to see a new kid on the block coming out of the States called “Solarez” which I’ve noticed lately being promoted through a number of FB pages I follow over here, also stating it’s the best UV resin on the market with a completely tack free finish.

Solarez comes in three consistencies (FLEX, THIN & THICK) and can be ordered in either these nifty 5 gram tubes or in the larger 2oz & 4oz bottle format. My only concern with using tubes is it...

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The one great thing about fly fishing is that after a while nothing exists of the world but thoughts about fly fishing

- Norman Maclean -

     The charm of fly fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions and hope                                                - John Buchan -

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