Monday, 31 December 2018

Happy New Year of the Salmon

2019 is International Year of the Salmon.   Really . 

2019 is also 100 years since the 1919 patent for the Superior spoon .  Think of how much the world has changed in 100 years ! 

 Fishing tackle certainly has changed , and yet these are still solid fish catchers .  They have a rhythmic side to side swim and substantial body , wobblers , in contrast to the light flutter spoons that are popular now-a-days for towing behind flashers . ( Did I mention I dislike flashers ? )  A lot has been learned about what fish will bite, but the fish don't follow the fashions entirely. 


Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Christmas at home

  Going for a walk in the neighbourhood Christmas Day .  There is an eagle in the usual perch and a deer on a lawn .  I pulled the boat out of the water for a while this winter , so it is right beside the old pear tree decorated  in a few festive lights.