I have used the Guideline Coastal line when saltwater fly fishing here in Ireland for many years now. In fact I fish with it quite a lot and really like the older type lines – HERE Now guideline have created a new version – The Coastal Evolve. Guidline have shortened the head from 10.5 m to 9.8 meters and the weight moves from 19 to 19.5 grams for the #8. This is… Read More

Catch and Respect – Fly-fishing for bass – & Leave no trace There is a skill too, in the proper release of fish! Please limit your kill rather than killing your limit. Catching a wild fish like a bass is a skillful process, releasing one successfully back to the sea alive and healthy also requires skill and good techniques. I try and apply the following to my own fishing as best I… Read More

Storms, snow, permit fishing and the longest silence.

In the street and in society I am almost invariably cheap and dissipated, my life is unspeakably mean. No amount of gold or respectability would in the least redeem it — dining with the Governor or a member of Congress!! But alone in distant woods or fields, in unpretending sprout lands or pastures tracked by rabbits, even on a black and, to most, cheerless day, like this, when a villager would be… Read More

Always take the initiative. There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need. Send out all your dogs and one might return with prey. Never wallow in your troubles; despair must be kept private and brief. Learn to live with your mistakes. Expand your knowledge and understanding of music and literature, old and modern. That roll of unexposed celluloid you have in your… Read More

Start to mentally couple the weather and the tide in your mind and before you go fishing you will almost certainly get that ‘primeval’ feeling of what to expect from your best angling marks. Subconsciously you will begin to make decisions about when and where to fish and even when not to fish. Then slowly begin to establish natural patterns and rhythms that represent success and when you notice them falling into… Read More