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Offline Alastair

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Re: Wild fly fishings "must reads"
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2018, 04:55:28 PM »
Big Indian Creek, by Dave Hughes. 

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Indian-Creek-Dave-Hughes/dp/0811702359

If you ever come across this book, it's worth picking up and having a read.  I live in Canada and we have many beautiful and secluded waters to fish, but this creek is one of my favourites to fish (it's in the US) and I've fished it at least a dozen times in the past 30 years.  The book is a journal of a fly fishing trip taken by the author.  I'm not a big fan of a certain aspect of his writing style, but reading the book takes me back to my trips to this particular piece of water.  Even though the book was written almost 25 years ago, I last fished it three years ago and the area is as unspoiled now as it was then.  There are no roads up this valley, just a hiking trail.  The only thing that could make this book better would be a few photos (and maybe fewer figures of speech).

I plan on making another pilgrimage there next year.

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Re: Wild fly fishings "must reads"
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2018, 06:34:42 PM »
All these posts, months gone by and no-ones mentioned Stan...…………………………………. :crap
Retired and happy........................

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Re: Wild fly fishings "must reads"
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2018, 11:47:20 PM »
All these posts, months gone by and no-ones mentioned Stan...…………………………………. :crap

I have almost never used my moderators powers but I seriously considered deleting that post  :lol:



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Re: Wild fly fishings "must reads"
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2018, 11:57:45 PM »
All these posts, months gone by and no-ones mentioned Stan...…………………………………. :crap
i don't think anyone ever has. which tells you everything you need to know....
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Re: Wild fly fishings "must reads"
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2018, 12:09:22 AM »
Paul Greenacre videos are something to watch too  :lol:

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Re: Wild fly fishings "must reads"
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2018, 12:30:39 PM »
Somewhere else is a really good book. At the loch of the green Corrie is one I always recommend, it’s about fishing and Norman McCaig and the assynt area. It’s not strictly a fishing book but it struck a chord with me.


Just ordered this Andy.  £3 delivered  :8)

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Re: Wild fly fishings "must reads"
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2019, 03:55:24 PM »
Got to recommend this one folks, 'What Trout Want' by Bob Wyatt. Thought provoking to say the least. It might even change the way you approach your fly fishing. It has certainly given me lots of food for thought about what I'm tying and fishing.

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Re: Wild fly fishings "must reads"
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2019, 07:17:17 PM »
Fly Fishing.....J.R. Hartley, a true to be classic.
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" The Future's Bright The Future's Wet Fly"


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Re: Wild fly fishings "must reads"
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2019, 01:02:49 AM »
Welcome freinds to the Stan bashing forum.....

Sadly I am not a member. I am no advocate either, it's just sad that some can't help but take cheap shots.

I do believe that "the Loch fishers Bible" is an excellent starter read for anyone new to fishing wild hebridean lochs, some disagree, I believe its mostly to do with their feelings towards the author more than what is actually in the book.

So, no Sam lover, but not a Sam hater, sad to see some taking cheap shots.

YES, I would recommend this book and would suggest you read it and make your own conclusions (as you should do with any angles book).

OK, LET'S HAVE THE PELTERS.

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Re: Wild fly fishings "must reads"
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2019, 01:58:15 AM »
Welcome freinds to the Stan bashing forum.....

Sadly I am not a member. I am no advocate either, it's just sad that some can't help but take cheap shots.



I have ghillied for the cunt.
He is incapable of fishing in a flat calm or anywhere near weedbeds, the shore or water less than four feet deep, he has to be in open water pulling like the wanker he is. Ties a nice fly, couldn't hook a salmon in a farm cage.
But it wasn't the fishing that put me off so much as the expectation that I would run around after his arse all day at his beck and call and all for no monetary reward.

Cheap shots maybe but not as cheap as him.


Andy