This blog is launched in the spirit of simplicity and self-reliance.
There was a time when fishing guides were books, luxury in a lodge meant blankets provided, rods and gear were home-made or scrounged. In the spirit, but not the discomfort, of a simpler time this blog will be writ.
I believe that fly-fishing does not have to be the preserve of the wealthy, that you do not need the latest and most expensive rod, reel and accessories to catch fish, that you don’t need a guide to show you where, when and how to fish. Indeed, I believe that these things usually interfere with the direct connection between you, the water and the craft of fly fishing.