Happy 4th of July to all.
Unsure of the traditional celebrations over there, but surely a few hours by a stream wouldn't be out of place? Whatever you choose to do, enjoy yourselves.
|Click it to see it bigger. See how there are none of the yellow Lesser Celandine flowers opened up.|
|Yet here we are with Lady's Smock, blooming well, supported by the grasses around it.|
|He really is behaving himself here. Just behind me there is a pheasant and I've told him "Stay!"|
|One of the steady risers that seemed to be eating midges and fell for the Sturdy's Fancy|
|A happy chappy!|
|Sturdy's Fancy on a favourite rod, the Wilson International, a very traditional English Dry Fly Rod|
|First Fish of the Day (Cockle for bait)|
|A Jewel of an eye and a Jewel of a Reel (Alisdair is a very stylish angler)|
|Don't you just love water lilies in a lake? (Click the Picture for a Closer Look)|
|Hook Straighten Bend!|
|Not Safe to Walk On!|
|What Next Dad?|
|American idea of six sides, English made rod, American FISH!|