As a recent ‘nubie’ to fly tying of all of a few months I have started to notice a few […]
Time to kill
With the relentless weather and torrents of water everywhere there’s nothing to do but prepare, maintain and check gear for […]
So much to master “Every Day is a school day”!
I have during the past few months thrown myself into trying to understand the basics of fly tying. On the […]
Mackay Boatbuilders of Fara, Finstown and Stromness by Michael McLaughlin
An interesting historical account of James (Jimmy) Mackay (J.W.Mackay, Stromness) builder of mahogany clinker dinghies including my own. Mackay Boatbuilders […]
Shiny New Pin
All of the countless hours of scraping, sanding and preparation are now finally behind me. Despite my moans and groans […]
Saturday 18th January 2020 Back, knees and almost every other bit all sore – however finally ready to move on […]
Summer Reflections 2019
A quick look back at my past season’s outings on the Lomond System as we all look forward eagerly to the new season. We are truly blessed to have all of this beauty and tranquil surroundings on our doorstep.
Contortionist Required – Apply within!
December 22nd, 2019 “Softly, softly catchy monkey” I think the applicable saying is here. A few more hours on my […]
A personal favourite pattern
Willie Gun Copper Tube Fly, December 2019 Continuing to practice basic tying techniques I opted for a Willie Gun variant […]
That time of year again
Saturday 7th December 2019 Having been prevented from starting sooner there seemed to be a feeling of Deja Vu as […]