Tie your own Flies
All the fishermen (this includes me, Sarah!) at Tamar Field and Stream have succumbed to the fly tying bug...how satisfying to actually catch a salmon/trout on a fly made lovingly by yourself! My daughter was asked trout fishing on a wonderful lake in Oxfordshire a few weeks ago, but was politely told it would be a good idea to make a Coch-y-bondu for the occasion. This she did, with her own little twists of course, and a 2 1/2 lber was the result.
I endeavour to catch a salmon on my own fly - 2012, perhaps, is the year for this