Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Pokin the hornets nest , dont mess with family

Pokin the hornets nest


 Time for a major rant 

You know most of you my lovely readers are on facebook and it’s a fantastic way of communicating , and for us fly fishermen and fisherwoman it has infinite possibilities in the realms of fly tying help , ideas , materials and connects fellow fly fishers across the world and im pretty sure 99% of people will have gained at  least a little knowledge or an idea for a fly through the wealth of knowledge that’s out there and everyday I see amazing flies by amazing people from all over the world so let me ask a question take a look at the picture below

What do you see, does this picture offend you or do you like me see as in any fly picture you see on the internet a fly made with love and dedication using the finest of materials and putting together using ideas from many of the fine flies I see on facebook or the internet but with my slant on it , when you look at this does it annoy you or do you find my logo in the corner offensive , no why would you, your looking at the fly arnt you , do you really care im part of the deercreek family , no I thought not your looking at the fly, its up to you if you go over to the deercreek website im not forcing you to do anything all im doing is showing my work and something I love to do , just so happens im a member of one of the closest pro familys on the planet , loyal friends and I mean friends who are like family to me and have helped me through some bad times and made me who I am today, but you don’t need to know my story all I do is tie flies and put the pictures up and have my logo in the corner like a million other fly pictures on facebook …….

So what am I getting at well theres always some fookin high and mighty asshole who thinks they knows it all im sure youll have come across one of these bottom dwellers at one time or another and you know most of the time I stay quiet on such things and indeed its been a few years since I came across an idiot I need to speak out against

Meet texas goldcounter 

This idiot(name changed to avoid embarrassment)  decides to go on facebook and kick up a fuss because he was sick of seeing the deercreek logo on lots of flies and deer creek product being mentioned everywhere , he even had the audacity to call somebody’s flies decidedly ropey on facebook , now im sorry but everybody has to start somewhere at one point my flies were ropey and mabey some still are , but im like a sponge I soak up knowledge and techniques and then pass this on for zero cost of course doing something for nothing is not in mr goldcounters best interest and of course using the materials I use people will go seek those materials out unfortunately he dosnt stock them on his site so probably dosnt like it all this promotion for another website , but to call someones flies ropey is fookin well out of order , of course even the ropey flies are hand made by people who fish for the fish they are tied for not some mass made African shite like on his site but hey everybody to his own eh , and besides the deercreek team is a fantastic unit of talented people who do what they do for the love of what they do ,

All I really got to say about this idiot is , he actually tried to tell a friend of mine that there were no sea bass of the coast of wales and then tried to sell him flies to catch the fish that wernt there  , really ive never laughed so much in my life 

a large bass caught near tenby which is in er…………………wales

Get the point, so called experts need to keep it zipped and never diss a mans flies you aint all that and I aint afraid to out you, threaten all you want family is family you picked on the wrong family  

So to a lighter note

What I did on my vacation, well actually dispute the lack of activity on here I have been up to my ears in stuff , I work a really stressfull job in mental illness so that keeps me very focused and I do get somewhat drained when I get home , I also am booked up with lots of fly orders and im tying a few very sexy experimental flies and jesus I really hope to get out fishing soon im getting sever withdrawal symptoms , one design im doing at the moment involves tying trolling flies for trolling the big Scottish lochs  and although I cant show you the patterns as they belong to the creator of the colours I can say its been an interesting experience doing these as ive moved on a hellava lot from my original designs like below

The whole purpose of tying these in the first place was to have a rod set up on a sinking line so when I move from spot to spot I could troll this behind in the hope of a bonus fish or two, ok not traditional but hey pike fly fishing aint trad either, so when I get a mail from the king of the Scottish lochs “brain” I was happy to help design something for his needs and the dude is pretty series about his ferox hunting let me tell you

So was happy to get involved in the project to help nail some of these beasties 

And its ongoing so watch this space , the only thing I can say is the flies look the dogs bollox and work very well in the water ………….operation status ongoing

So I had a problem recently 

Online retailer pikeshak decided to stop retailing basically I think he wanted to spend more time fishing , so with this I lost my supply of fastach clips , which if you’ve never used them are bloody fantastic for changing flies fast and ive been using them for a couple of years now and im well happy with them , ok if you only use one fly all day then sure use a jam knot 

Great knot I use it with authanic wire for subbugs but for other flies I use the fasttach because I tie a lot of flies im constantly changing flies to see what they look like in the water and these are the dogs for fast fly change im delighted to have found them at

I use the 50lb and 75lb ones the destroyer will be delighted as he has nearly run out of the ones I have lent him lol

So what else is new well deercreeks uv resin continues to take the world by storm as the only non tacky uv out there 

Don’t belive me well try it for yourself unlike other uv resins this really is the best out there, and used by the likes of davie mcfail , fred hannie , dave hise , father christmas in fact some of the best names out there , probably explains why other companies are trying to post the tiers from the deercreek team ………ha ha ha no luck clear goo if your in the states you can purchase deercreek product here 

why wouldn’t you viva the revolution stuff the oldboys network be a free thinker not a follower

 A favourite fly with a head finished with diamond hard uv and made with gliss and glint plus and on the subject of flies heres some I made earlier enjoy 

So my fine friends I shall sighn off for a few weeks while I do some tying and catching up with brother ken in Vermont and the crusty weed tart the destroyer hes been fairly quite lately as hes been in a padded room but I believe we will be fishing sometime shortly

So what else is on the cards well im trying to plan a trip to a remote place in the fens for a few days for those elusive zander I have some pike fishing to do on my local and try and get one of the really hard to catch bloody perch , I also have some cool ideas I need to put on hooks which starts today , im taking a lot of ideas from flies for east coast usa sea fish and changing them around a bit to suite my needs , gliss and glint plus features quite highly in these builds 

Eat fluff 
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(a cave in scotland)

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