Ok time after time I say I will get back to the blog.
Well sometimes you need a bit of a kick up the backside.
It's been way to long, a new camera some new waders
on the way and the normal veiws of Matt "north country
angler", which got me started on this in the first place
always inspires. Well with the bad weather I found my
time being spent looking on the web. I started making a
few floats which I will post about at some point. Then
I came across Glen Pointon and his soft touch shrimp
again somthing to inspire. I found myself full of interest
again, posting a few shody attemps on the fly forums.
The next thing Im on here looking forward to a new year
with new drive.
So here is the soft touch shrimp which as give me
the kick up the arse. Search "Glen Pointon" or
"soft touch shrimp" his blog as a step by step and
video of how to tie it. I will put a link up when
I do my next post which will be a best of 2012.
"... on a good day of fishing, the job, the noise and clutter ... fade away until there is only water and the rhythm of the rod and, now and then, a fish."
A simple philosophy I have adopted over the years has been tested and re-enforced in the past few weeks. It is to celebrate those good and pleasing things encountered in daily life, no matter how small, with at least the same vigour as I bemoan the bad or merely vexing. -Steve Dobson