Tuesday, 10 June 2008

I'm not being lazy, honest.

Thought it was about time for another post. Since the last post I've been quite busy. I've had a couple of days at the water. I was messing about at the sixmilewater, caught a couple of small brownies on f flies. Went out on a boat at Straid with Andrew and caught some amazing rainbows. The first of which attacked a trout popper, the second a sunken F Fly and the third a daiwl bach. This was the first one, weighed in at around 2 and a half but fought well above it's weight.


And of course Tara and I have finally had our first wee fisherman by the name of Ethan Ellis Torrens. I hope to have a fly rod in his hand before he speaks


I've been supplementing my fishing by listening to the orvis podcasts by Tom Rosenbauer. If you haven't heard these yet you can start downloading them for free by the link below. They really are excellent


15 comments:

Tony said...

I always pop in to have a look , can see why you have been busy ! congratulations to you both ,another wee fisherman for the future .

thebigandyt said...

Cheers Tony

opax said...
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opax said...

Congratulations Andy! I think your son dreams of a spectacular mayfly hatch.

thebigandyt said...

Thanks Opax, Thats a bit of a sore point my nearest water with a decent hatch is 100 miles away,i'm going to miss it. i can't get to it without upsetting the wife:)

p.s. how did the self made rod fish?

MY-NI said...

Congrats mate. Hope your summer is going well.

thebigandyt said...

Cheers mark, a bit worried we haven't heard about exams yet though

opax said...

I have catch a few trout with my custom tfo. It is versatile rod, I've used it for pike and trout so far.

thebigandyt said...

I've got to replace a ring on a beachcaster soon, i hope i get it as good as yours

flyfishireland said...

Congratulations, you are probably still awake at this hour with a crying baby and if they are not crying you still lie awake listening. I have four young boys all gradually being educated in fly fishing and football (LFC) because I will need someone to take me fishing and to the match when I get old. Best wishes to you and your family.

Mike Duddy said...

Feed the baby in the night at about 4am - then go fishing.
Its probably one of the few times in your life when yer missus thinks fishing is a great sport!
Congratulations on your new arrival.

thebigandyt said...

Cheers Mike and David

SSB said...

The baby is sooo cute! I have 3 of my own and I'm a sucker for babies. :-) Congrats!

Claire said...

Congratulations on the wee fisherman :)

Fishing is not my thing, but I bet you must fish in some great hiking spots?

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Super congrats!!! Ethan is adorable and I swear he's dreamin' about catchin' the big one. :D

Best Regards, JJ