Wednesday, 20 April 2016

In the Shop Window and Elsewhere

Bought only very recently and for immediate sale two exquisite items of good age and provenance.  In the Shop Window of my website a Late Victorian Hardy Bros. Black Japanned Rectangular Trout Dry Fly Box with numbered compartments; tweezer compartment; ivorine plaque and Nickel Silver oval trade plaque to the lid. The box dates to the year 1896 and was the forerunner to the Hardy Girodon Pralon Fly Box and the Hardy Improved Girodon Pralon Fly Box.  Alongside it in Just in Sir! is a Bussey & Co. of London Cartridge Bag dating from its contents when found to around a similar date.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

At the Counter of Requisites for Souls in Springtime

Found most recently whilst out in the field a quantity of items most useful for the time of year and including a quantity of Salmon Fly Boxes and contents; a Wicker Creel bought yesterday at Kempton from a House Clearance Gentleman and a scarce packet of Original 3X Gut Cast from John Keeling of Birmingham.  For immediate sale to those in need at the Counter of Requisites for Souls in Springtime known on my website as 'Just in Sir!'.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Love Madness Fishing

My review of my old mucker Dexter Petley's new book the memoir 'Love Madness Fishing' out on Little Toller is published today on Caught by the River where it is Book of the Month and for sale in their shop. 

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

'This Is The Modern World'

Previewed today on Spitalfields Life my piece 'This Is The Modern World' a collaboration with the photographer Colin O'Brien which will be published in full later this month in Issue Six of Fallon's Angler and which you may pre-order here.

Colin will be showing his pictures and talking about photographing London through seven decades at The Wanstead Tap on 12th April and you may purchase tickets in advance here.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Hardy "Altex" No. 2 Mk III

Found only very recently in a district Further Away Than Effluvium Magna and for immediate sale Between-the-Walls of my website a Hardy "Altex" No 2. Mk III Right Hand Wind.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The Golden Acre

Bought on Sunday morning at a Flea Market Way Beyond the Outskirts of Pandemonium an Official Guide to the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury in the Year of Arcadia 1932, 'NOT TO BE TAKEN AWAY'.