The greatest time of day when most are asleep and the countryside is calm. A cool mist covers the tree tops blocking a view of Gods own county. Let your imagination run wild.
Never pay attention to the weather forecast. Inevitably we did, and with trust in the forecast came a wasted morning. Gym sessions and baby soft play are definitely suited to rainy days not glorious Sunday mornings. With great haste we packed up and headed north. A short fifty miles, a swift left turn and entry … Continue reading Fishing, Friends & Family – A Yorkshire Sunday
Fishing is, as far as I am aware, one of the only sports where as a general rule, people do not get lessons. Why? Why is it that so many fly fisherman will not get lessons? "Everyday is a school day!" This comment was put on a short film showing one of the best casters … Continue reading Too good for lessons?
Get yourself kitted for out for the worst of weather @ Loop Tackle The early season spring salmon fisher is undoubtedly crazy. 2018's spring has been a bit different. As John Snow would have said "winters coming." If I'd had the chance to sit down with John and sink an ale or two, I would have said "bang on John!" … Continue reading Salmon = Insanity. How hardcore are you?
Why do we do it? What does it achieve? Are we mad..? To those if you that don’t fish these are the simple answers No idea Absolutely nothing Yes To understand the absolute madness of fly fishing for spring salmon you have to have done it in the worst possible conditions. If you are a … Continue reading Spring Salmon Fishing – Why? Are we Insane..?
I've been fly fishing from day one and have since enjoyed 34 years of fly fishing all over the world. Perhaps not in as many destinations as many, however I am hugely lucky to have fished where I have. Today, Stef's book arrived and I couldn't wait to get into it. The Sea Trout has … Continue reading Sea Trout by Steffan Jones – Buy it, read it, learn it
6 days and counting down... Excitement levels are high and preparation has begun for my first days salmon fishing in 2018. River Tay at Newtyle is my first port of call. What preparation do you do before the beginning of the season? In the past I have fallen foul to being unprepared - Stiff Reel … Continue reading 2018 Salmon Debut – Kit Inspection & Preparation
Dear Country Dad, In response to your blog The Fisherman's Wife - Mrs Management dated 13th February, I feel it's only right to respond on behalf of all the fishing widows out there. Yes, I married a fisherman. Not John West or Captain Birdseye but a salmon fisherman and that is a very different matter... Early in … Continue reading With love from Mrs. Management
Whether it's Kamchatka, BC or Scotland, cold is cold. Make sure you have the right kit so you don't freeze to death while up to your arm pits in ice cold water and blistering cold winds. Being a kit hoarder I have jackets and under layers coming out of every draw in my house. The … Continue reading Winter’s Coming – Loop Technical Outer Wear, Get the Right Kit!
It is with great pleasure that I can announce Country Dad's support for the River Ure Salmon Trust. Please show your support by joining the River Ure Salmon Trust and bringing this stunning river back to life - RUST Membership For more information on tackle and fishing the Ure please contact me via E-mail Me The Ure … Continue reading River Ure Salmon Trust – Support The Revival of Yorkshire Salmon