The year is now two months long and I have not given much thought to posts or indeed fishing. Life seems to have been to busy to fish and certainly not blog. Yes I have been fishing in fact on two occasions on the Tay chasing salmon at Glendelvine, I have been fly tying and doing some casting.
Lets start with the casting first. GAIA has been taking up a lot of time, much more than I had imagined when I took on the role of Chairman which I have now been doing for fifteen months. We have just completeda casting day at Stirling for the Scottish guys which was very enjoyable Tony Quinn drove all the way from Lancashire to join us which was dedication on his part. Our next meeting is on the 25th March and if you want to join us let me know.
The weekend of the 10th and 11th March is when GAIA holds its spring meeting this time in Llangollen which should also be good a day of assessments followed by a day of workshops this time from a group of Italian fly fisherman from SIM. I know that I will come back enthused and with the lighter evenings coming maybe I can get back to casting practice.
Chasing salmon what can I say for the last few years now I have booked a number of days on Glendelvine a prime middle beat of the Tay. These days cover the whole season so the early days can be fish less and cold. I do not like harling so always fly fish from the bank and with few fish in the river and snow in the air its a difficult time to be out.
I like to commit to days in advance for my salmon fishing as opposed to being part of a syndicate as I feel obliged to go no matter what the weather as they are booked and paid for. From here on in the fishing is going to get better March, April and May are prime months.
Fly tying, I have been tying a few for the salmon and the opening of the Trout season at the end of the month. The success this year has been the Milngavie Fly Dressers, this little club which we formed about four years ago has been growing. We have a good turn out and regular speakers this week Paul Procter is about to descend on us, he is always good craic and great flies so I am looking forward to the evening.