Birds, Dolphins and Fishing Rods…

Appologies for the lack of posts recently. I think it’s time for a quick catchup.
Going back to when it was still warm (seems a long time ago now!) I visitied the Hawk Conservancy near Andover with family. I’d been before many years ago and had enjoyed it and it didnt disappoint this time either! Its a fantastic day out and I urge you to go if you haven’t been before.


a close call with the vultures
bald eagle
This was followed (or perhaps preceeded, I can’t remember!) by a couple of days in Cornwall with the wife. A little fishing was done and I did manage the bass that eluded me earlier in the year but the highlight was not a catch but rather a sighting.
After tea one evening we decided to take a stroll along one of the beaches, after 10 mintues or so something caught my eye out to sea. We focussed our eyes and it was clear it was a pair of Dolphins. I’d not seen them before in the wild and it was a spectacular sight. We watched, photographed and filmed them for half an hour or so whilst the light faded. They could clearly be seen eating flatfish and crashing in and out of the water. Have a look at this video I took…
I’ve managed a few trips to the river, mainly in search of some big Roach spotted earlier in the year. A big Roach has eluded thusfar and its something I hope to correct this winter. A few of these fish were easily 2lb+, with one looking scarily big. Hopefully I can still find them when the weed has died back.
about as big as I could manage on the fly
Finally, we’ve been finishing more orders and working on the reels, as well as some hand stitched leather pouches to go with them. Satin finish rods seem to be a big hit lately. Here’s a few photos of recently finished rods:
I must also say a big thankyou to everyone that came to say hello at the Frampton Country Fair. A great day and we were blessed with great weather for a change!
Twitter: @adsrawson
Adam Rawson
Dad, husband, maker of split cane fishing rods and lover of the great outdoors.

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