Sunday, 27 September 2009

Two of My Favourite Things.

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat.

Here are two purchases I made with Christmas pressy money last year which have seen some proper use this year and are still going strong.

I like to be mobile, especially on rivers, and these two fit the bill.

Both were from John Norris of Penrith, a game anglers mecca and somewhere we always called in at on our way up to the Highlands.

First is a shooting stick which allows you to have a seat upon almost any gradient and surface, apart from deep mud into which the shaft will disappear - which I found out to my cost last weekend!

Second is a Daiwa Wilderness folding Trout net. These fellas are cheap as chips, extendable, light and easy to carry through undergrowth.


1 comment:

  1. That shop is the absolute nuts! even if you don't fly fish it makes you want to try.

    I very nearly bought a split cane trout rod there earlier this year - I was very nearly going for the till when Judy appeared with the best fishing jumper in the world - pure wool, with a zip up neck. The rod was put back in the rack...

    I was playing about with that same net you bought Keith, considering its uses on rivers.