Castleburn

Castleburn

Fresh Water, Review, Trip Report, Trout
I was lucky enough to win a 5 day stay at Castleburn in last years Xplorer UHTFC Festival. After (accidentally) letting it expire I managed to get it extended by a month and took the family up for a much needed break.  Having spent the weekend fishing the Boston Fly Fishing Festival this was intended to be a family trip. I did however manage to pack the  fly rod and to sneak away for the odd hour here and there. And I'm certainly glad I did - the fishing was great.  For the full (family) trip report please head over to my personal website. This blog post is going to be more focused on Castleburn's fly fishing, as well as any activities related to fishing. The Venue [caption id="attachment_2907" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Sunrise…
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Warren’s Custom Fly Fishing Net

Warren’s Custom Fly Fishing Net

Fresh Water, Randoms, Review
This year Warren was lucky enough to receive this incredible net as a birthday present from his wife. It was hand crafted by Mario Geldenhuys of Custom Fly Rods. [caption id="attachment_1972" align="alignnone" width="900"] Warren's custom made fly fishing net[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1973" align="alignnone" width="900"] With Baha Fly Fishing inscribed on one side[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1974" align="alignnone" width="900"] And an inscription from his wife on the other[/caption]
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Olympus 1030SW Review

Olympus 1030SW Review

Review
[caption id="attachment_102" align="alignright" width="300"] Olympus 1030SW[/caption] I spent the last week on business in the UK. While this meant no fishing, it also meant I managed to pick up a fantastic new toy. So for all of you who offered input into my camera selection...thank you once again. As I said, I was originally planning to get an Olympus 850SW, but ended up with the bigger (and hopefully better) Olympus 1030SW. I did look at the Olympus "Tough" range, but I couldn't work out the benefits? They were more expensive than the 1030, and only waterproof to 3m, and not 10m. They were also more vunerable to drops. But they did come in pretty colours...ooooh, aaaah. My initial impression of the camera is that its fantastic (for what it is).…
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