Fly fishing history

A cast from the past

Some months ago I was given an old fishing catalogue from a company called Foster Bros, of Ashbourne in Derbyshire (‘Makers of the World’s Finest Fishing Tackle’): It’s an intriguing little publication and throws an interesting light on the past. There’s no explicit date, but I’ve estimated that it was published in around 1964. The […]

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Sea fishing

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

To Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast for a family holiday. I managed to persuade my wife that of course we could get my sea fishing kit into the car, together with luggage, dogs etc. The tripod is so long that it had to rest horizontally across the top of the seats, with the pointed ends […]

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