Interview With A RodMaker
Monday, 3 May 2021
Since I started writing for Sexyloops some 2 1/2 years ago, several folks have asked how I got started in this discipline. Since it's been exactly twenty years since my first piece was published, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at how it started, as well as some experiences I had with some of the great rod designers I got to know through my association with RodMaker Magazine.
Dry and Drowned
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
How much explanation do these photos require? The flies pictured are my winter thoughts while waiting for warmer days to come, when my carp fishing can start up. They represent the beauty of being able to tie one's own flies - to design and create. Something I have done since childhood. Lucky me.
Zoom zoom zoom (cast)
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Bernd has broken his laptop cable – anyway it’s about time you had a FP from me! I have been writing one entitled 25,000 days, which I’ve worked out is the number of days I want to fish in this lifetime and not 20,000 as I wrote some years ago! But that’s for another time.
Thursday, 6 May 2021
We're well into May now, spring is fully here and the mayfly will be here soon too. Whether on rivers or still waters, it's one of the main events of the season and it's the time of year I really miss being on the lochs back home.
support the river
Friday, 30 April 2021
This morning I got good or even great idea about trip for May. Instead of ice fishing we could go after sea trout. I know few good areas in Norway. I got good offer about camper for few days etc. So I decide to check if there is any regulations about going Norway nowadays. Of course there are, you need to have test, quarantine etc. So my great idea crashed before it really got any wings. So maybe it could be back to ice fishing planning. This will be short info how you can support our unique trout population in Kuusinki river.
A new bag...
Saturday, 1 May 2021
… but not factory new, far from it, actually. I suppose you could call it vintage. It’s sometime after 1967 and before 1984, just based on some quick research on the particular company name and logo. I’m far from an expert on Hardy tackle and company history.
Sunday, 2 May 2021
On the board there is an ongoing discussion about ‘sloppy rods’. Sloppy describes the phenomenon whereby a rod suddenly lacks the ‘power’ to cope with the amount of line being aerialised, i.e. it’s ok to a point and then it softens leaving the caster struggling to control the line. A number of rods have been identified as exhibiting this behaviour and by some exceptional casters, however I’m going to say I simply don’t believe it’s true or remotely possible.