Monday, 19 July 2021
The last Front Page in my look back on the Rodmaker interviews profiles Roger Seiders. Although Roger may not be a household name, his products sure are, as are his impact on the world of rod building.
A little rusty!
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
It’s been a tough week for me on the lake, but really great to be throwing at fish again. We’ve had many many restrictions over the past 7 weeks with the Covid Delta Variant that is causing havoc with the country. Fortunately, while we are still under movement control and most businesses are still closed, in my particular district outdoor recreation that you do solo is allowed again. The problem is that I’m so far out of practise that I need to learn how to do it all again!
I am making a video today which among other things shows the Snakehead Shot in slow motion. It’s interesting because there is a lot of “slide” to lengthen the flyleg before the front cast, and it shows that the rod can still be bent when the line is released at the beginning of the backcast. All very interesting stuff that will no doubt make for some stimulating discussions on the Board.
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
During the past 15 month our homewaters have become quite important for many of us anglers. Due to all the Covid based restrictions in travelling abroad as well as travelling inside one's country many of us only were allowed to fish their homewaters.
Thursday, 22 July 2021
Rainy season is finally over and things are starting to happen here; I heard my first cicada of the year the other day and when I was down the lake side for some casting practice the water was high but had cleared up nicely.
Friday, 23 July 2021
Temperatures were dropping fast during last weekend. This week those have been staying low. Night temps has been not more than +5 celsius and daytime hardly +15 celsius. Waters are now around 18 even less, there has been some cold showers every day so water temps are going down all the time.
Saturday, 17 July 2021
I was on the lawn again Monday, working on getting my cast back to a better standard. I’m getting by just fine, but I was once a lot better and I want to get better again. The last sessions have been focusing on precision. My precision casting has always been quite good and I’m happy with where I am now. I’m certainly not at competition level, nor am I aiming for that right now, just “fishing-good”. I do need to work on the long distance precision, though. And I want to practice “shoot-and-hit-target” too, but that’s for later.
Sunday, 18 July 2021
I have just wrapped up two weeks of guiding, a few days more to get hut in order and fish for myself a little bit.
These were good sessions. The first group (3 brothers and a cousin) fished from Sunday evening until Thursday around lunchtime. They slept in-between of course :) – they clocked in a little above 300 trout. Smallest 350gr., biggest 1250 gr. Not that big, but for the first time fishing this water and none of them were very experienced, but good and dedicated anglers — and I found this quite good.