Saturday, 18 December 2010

It's Christmas Time

How the time has flown this year.  Feels like it was just yesterday I was enjoying the warm sun, relaxing in my 'toon and fighting big rainbows on one of my favorite stillwater fisheries.  As I look outside today, with the white blanket of snow covering the streets and lawns, it makes me wonder where all the time has gone.  How quickly the years seem to pass the older I get.  When I was a child, the two month summer holiday I so looked forward to every year would last forever but now summer disappears in the blink of an eye. I guess the older I get the more I contemplate stuff like this as well.  Anyway, here's hoping that you and your family have a chance to spend some time together and make some wonderful Christmas memories.  Let's hope time slows down enough that you can actually enjoy this time of year (and then speed up afterwards so we can get back out on the water).  Merry Christmas my friends and I hope it's filled with lots of Christmas magic.

Friday, 3 December 2010


I don't fish nearly as much from a float tube as I do from my pontoon boat any more. And when in my 'toon, I usually anchor down and work an area pretty hard before I move on. There are days though when I feel a need to take the float tube out, dust it off and give my legs a bit of a work out. It's times like this that I go back to what I call 'troll-casting'. Troll-casting is simply a stillwater technique which combines casting and trolling, a term I came up with to describe my actions to students interested in learning stillwater fly fishing from a float tube... [more]