Mike Heritage FFF MCI UK

Fly casting and talking fly casting bollox

The ‘Loops Gathering

This years annual gathering of Sexyloopers was the best ever. From an Instructors viewpoint it was outstanding. The uninhibited exchange of information, and the way it was presented, was a real credit to all the flycasting organisations that were represented. There were some stand out demonstrations, and I don’t think that anyone would argue that Lee Cummings was the best of the weekend. That’s not to say that any of the others were anything other than brilliant, but, Lee’s was, I think, unique.

 We had a total of eleven nationalities altogether. I never heard a cross word, or a moan, all weekend.

 The local ‘loopers went out of their way to make us feel welcome. I’m not sure if Ben Dixon is claiming full credit for all the organisation but who ever it was did a fantastic job.

 Things I learned? Well, I need to go fishing more often for one, I was so out of touch it was almost embarrassing. Those Scottish stockies are a damn sight more subtle in their takes than my usual southern counterparts ever are, and, the buggers fight back. If you’re ever in the area you should have a day at Mike Barrio’s Haddo fishery and if you fish the River Don take a sinking line and some great big Wooly Buggers, you might need them.

 Regardless of where the next gathering will be I am going to try and get back up to Inverurie, and this time I will catch a few fish.


May 13, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Hi Mike,

    I fully agree. A great weekend! And so many cool and nice people.

    Looking forward to see you next year, or maybe you should consider taking a trip to Norway this fall? 😉


    Comment by Grunde | May 14, 2009 | Reply

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