Fishtec Support Bloggers

The good people at Fishtec have recognised this blog in their latest list of ‘blogs to be reckoned with’ .

The list includes a growing band of brothers (& sisters) who take the time to write-up their thoughts and post pictures and clips of their fishing antics for the world to see; why do we do it some might wonder?  In my case it is mainly to have a record of my fishing trips, capture the awe-inspiring details in nature and to try to relay the connection you make with the fascinating aquatic ‘other’ world that fly fishing takes you into.   I also like to showcase the enthusiasm and skills of many fishing friends who I meet whilst documenting my travels to different fishing spots. You get to see special places when out fly fishing, sometimes miles from anywhere but sometimes in spots hidden (and not always hidden) just under people’s noses; there is a sense of being involved in something special when you’re out stalking for trout; every time I go out it’s like a mini holiday that helps clear out the mental cobwebs, it’s a challenge to try to get this recorded and hopefully my posts convey this whilst helping motivate others to get out there and have a go.  Likewise, it is good to soak up other people’s passion for fly fishing and I enjoy reading other people’s blogs; many of my favourites are included in Fishtec’s records, so being listed among them is most welcome, many thanks to Fishtec for their support and to all the other bloggers for their inspiring efforts – keep on blogging!

There are hundreds of people I could mention but I’d particularly like to mention Dave Wiltshire and Gareth Lewis for inspiration and at this point I’d like to make a special mention of my ‘butty’ Terry Bromwell who has also made the list, I’ve learnt a lot fishing with Terry and I’ll take this opportunity to showcase some great images and point you at a particularly fascinating little film clip from the blog he’s started recently, an amazing example of capturing a stunning wild brown trout feeding naturally in the way Vincent Marinaro describes in his books.   Terry explained the antics he went through to film the clip to me whilst we were chatting on the phone a few days ago and there aren’t many people I know who would take the time and put in the effort required to do this, or perhaps even be able to achieve the delicacy needed to place themselves without spooking the fish; Terry informed me that filming this clip involved 30 minutes and a slow and careful approach, clambering along the bankside, balancing along drainage pipes and hanging from a tree by one arm whilst filming with the other (which is why the clip goes wobbly half way through, as he’s readjusting his grip).  Even more impressive is that after Terry worked hard to get it on film, he then went on and caught the fish a short while later; you’ll realise at this point that the nickname Fishstalker fits perfectly – well done Terry! 

You can read his full report at Taff Diaries :

Tight Lines, Splash

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