Welcome to my second song in my musical fishing connections feature. Tonight I have chosen the brilliant Waterboys, Fisherman's Blues from their 1988 album of the same name. We all suffer from them at some point during the course of the season. I can't believe this song is 22 years old. I actually saw the band on two occassions back in the day. Once at the Edinburgh Playhouse and also at the famous Glasgow Barrowlands. They were a great live act. Talk Radio have an angling show at weekends hosted by coarse fishing guru Keith Arthur. He uses this song as his signiture tune. Good choice! Feel free to leave suggestions for future musical fishing connections.
I have been at the tying bench tonight tying up a few Clan Chiefs. This fly is a favourite of mine. It is a modern day traditional fly created by an Orcadian man,John Kennedy. it was originally designed by him for migratory fish. It also has a good reputation on the mainland for brown trout. Its creator was clearly inspired by the Kingsmill - Moore bumble patterns. This version I have tied tonight is a little bit over dressed as it was originally intended to be tied sparsely. I will let the trout decide.