Friday, November 25, 2016

Mountain May

Spring Sampler

..the mind is willing....

... a super keen angler...

...nature's t-paper...

...fell to a possum nymph..

Black and Peacock with knotted pheasant legs.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Get Knotting.

I tried this method of Davie McPhail's and it was the most relaxing thing I've done all week. Pinch one fibre between your thumb and forefinger, place the hook on the crochet tool facing down onto the fibre, then twist to rotate and make the first loop, at that point the hook will be facing up, then slip forward through the loop you have just made to grab the top of the feather and pull it through. After one feather you can really race along. The hardest part of this is getting consistency in the length of the leg, but it comes with practice.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Fly Store Dusk - Nagoya - Japan

"Chewing the Fat", down at Fly Store Dusk.

 Tiemco Mono-Tying thread 150m (S) for tying small detailed flies. 

 Daichi Hooks - Dry and Nymph

 My favourite Varivas Standard Leaders. These go from Ultra green butt section through to a clear taper. Soft line, but very tough and keeps its strength well.

Coc-de-leon speckled brown hen cape. Beautiful for wet flies and other soft hackle applications.


Recently I have ordered the following bits and pieces from Fly Store Dusk in Japan. Mr Kato has a sweet little shop near Tsurumai Park in Nagoya. He is a friendly man with the patience of a Buddist  monk and a passion for fly fishing. He runs a very laid back shop. It is a meeting place for many different anglers from around Nagoya. If you are in Nagoya drop by and take a look at his store. It's a small shop, but he has some cool tying materials and excellent range of new and used fly rods and reels. What he doesn't have he can usually access fairly quickly.
Fly Store Dusk is a little slice of paradise for the fly angler looking for a place to hang-out and chew the fat. Brushing up on your Nihongo skills a little would help, but there is usually someone there who can help with a little translation.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Loch Style Flies with Davie McPhail

Came across this channel on Youtube the other day. Worth a look. 

Early Season 2016

Dad's still reloading his own brass, ready for his next hunting trip.

This bow pulled some line, first time fishing the mighty Daiwl Bach.