|3lbs 3oz Clyde|
The Grayling fishing in between the start of the year & the end of the year has been good on the days I managed to get out but with all the recent flooding that's not been as much as I would have liked.
The summer??....those few week we had back at the very start of the year produced the best Brown Trout for me this year, not large by some of the trout that have been caught from the river this year but such beautiful markings.
|River Ure Brown Trout|
|Waterfall On the River Ure|
The most memorable piece of nature was when the banded demoiselle dragonfly landed on my rod and sat still long enough for me to take a picture of it before flying off & joining its mate again.
Without doubt the most memorable moment this year was when I finally received the Cane Fly Rod that now accompanies the Centre Pin Reel which were both paid for by my now deceased parents, so only fitting that they are both dedicated to them.
|Gone from our home but not from our heart|
|Always with me wherever|
The floats have been moving along at a more sensible pace this year and will probably now keep to the same for next year as trying to keep up with orders took the enjoyment out of making them last year and it was nice to sit back and make them at a more leisurely pace this year which gave me far more pleasure than trying to keep up with orders.
Everyone has their personal favourites and mine this year was the box of floats I created for my good friend Munro who had done me a few favours throughout the year and this seemed an appropriate thank you present
Thats about it apart from saying a Big Thank You to firstly my wife who puts up with me and together we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary back in June and to everyone I've had the pleasure of either making floats for, (I hope they give you as much pleasure fishing with them as I go from making them)
All the old friends and new ones that I've had the pleasure of fishing with this year, and everyone I've had correspondence with either by email or across the forums I frequent, I hope that your year has been just as interesting and varied as mine and all the good memories far outweigh the bad ones.
To everyone who drops in and reads the blog I hope I've brought you a smile or two throughout the year & hope you will continue to drop in, your always welcome