One of the joys of sport is the common bond with strangers, even when there is a language barrier. I’ve spent many hours in bars and lodges furthering foreign relations by playing the ‘I’ll show you mine if you show me yours game’. After all, we’re bound to have kit or kit envy in common, […]
My Flypad life had just begun as the rivers warmed, insects emerged and fishing started in earnest eight months ago. A full season on, I’m better placed to elaborate on the joys and challenges this novel approach to storing flies provides.
It was always going to be an epic journey fishing for trout, char and salmon in Sweden. Add two Dutchmen, an accountant and a sporting photographer to the mix and epic becomes three parts legend and one part surreal.
Sewin, herling, finnock, whitling, sprod, peal or truff, whatever name you know them by, we’re smack dab in the middle of sea trout season. For those of you unfamiliar with them or for anyone reading from America (outside Europe and the native range of Salmo trutta), these are sea run brown trout.
Every sportsperson, whether elite athlete or weekend warrior, knows that having the right kit is critical to performance and enjoyment. I’m constantly on the lookout to perfect my assemblage of must-have gear while paring down kit to the essentials (or so I keep reassuring No.2). And I’m more than happy to share my achieved wisdom […]
Wherever fieldsports are practiced, they’re celebrated with fairs, shows and exhibitions. These out of season attractions are a terrific place to compare and purchase kit, discover new venues, and meet new and old companions in the field.