Guestbook

Welcome to the Guestbook page. Here is the place to leave a general comment about Tamanawis. Perhaps you could let me know where you’re from, how you found the site, what you like for breakfast and what you like to fish for (if you’re an angler).

  1. mike’s avatar

    Scotland. Toast and nutella. Dry flies. Jolly good.

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  2. Jim’s avatar

    Great site, love the FARTS system.
    Cleveland, Ohio USA
    Strong coffee and oatmeal before fishing for Steelhead on the Rocky River.
    http://blogs.clemetparks.com/rocky-river-fishing-report/

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  3. Leo Baal’s avatar

    Hello, Excellent website, very enjoyable.
    Greetings from
    Angelsportverein ASV 1971 Ober-Roden e.V.

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  4. Mark’s avatar

    Greetings from Davis, California. Thanks for sharing your writing and photos! Breakfast of champions: eggs benedict, fresh fruit, and white tea!

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  5. john stirling’s avatar

    more pictures of your trout streams locations up north river

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  6. billy the gillie’s avatar

    still on the quest for the GROSBY 10.white coffee de-caff get enough of a buz with the sight of my first rise.

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  7. Allan’s avatar

    Just found your excellent site tonight via The Urban Fly Fisher. I have had a scan over it. Its all very very interesting Its late now but will be visiting here as often as I can from now on.

    Cheers, Allan fae Airdrie.

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  8. mike’s avatar

    Hi Allan, thanks very much for dropping by and posting a comment, much appreciated. Notice you have a blog, I’ll have a look later today.

    Cheers,
    mike

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  9. Chris’s avatar

    Enlightening, experience, your site. A glimpse at things as they are on the “other side of the pond”, as it were. I visit to feel I have had at least a modicum of exposure to “culture” in our common pursuit. A refreshment for the weary fisherman in me.
    I am doing an extended stint in Austin, Texas, home of the recently perpetrated “mini 9/11 plane bomber” to which I was an unwitting witness. I arrived at your site via Tom Chandler’s, “Trout Underground” blog. He and I have some friends in common, a business deal and over-lapping home ranges. I read him regularly to maintain my sanity while here, in exile. As for breakfast, I am afraid I am at that stage where the utility of bran and flaxseed outweigh the enjoyment of bacon and eggs. As for my fishing proclivities, I am seriously addicted to little bamboo rods, enjoy tying the tiniest of dry flies and experience the closest thing to religion when fishing for golden trout in the high country of the American West. Sadly I have entered that stage where recalling these climbs and fishing trips has overtaken the planning of same. The heart is willing but the body is not. I have had so many parts replaced that my fishing buddies took to calling me the “Bionic Man”.
    Best Regards,
    Chris

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  10. mike’s avatar

    Hiya Chris, thanks for stopping by and making such a nice post. I have quite a few regular visitors who have stumbled across my musings by way of Troutunderground.

    I read a great article about the golden trout a couple of years back, in one of the UK fishing mags. Looks like a truly amazing fish, in an incredible location.

    Cheers,
    mike

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  11. Marlene’s avatar

    Hello from Seattle, Washington. I’ve enjoyed your blog so much after finding the link several months ago; have a ongoing Scotland fishing trip dream and your photos and writing just make the landscape and rivers come alive. Also I have a serious grayling jones and am quite envious of some of your lovely grayling catches; the only place in the lower 48 states they still live is Montana and I lost one there last summer, but am about to head back in a couple weeks for another try. I like to fish for trout, more trout, and some other trout. My newest form of delightful frustration is sea-run cutthroat. Fishing requires the proper breakfast: two scrambled eggs, wheat toast with avocado or marmalade depending on season, very hot coffee, and a banana; this allows one to focus on fish for the rest of the day. Thanks for the occasional visit to Scotland!

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  12. mike’s avatar

    Hi Marlene, thanks so much for the kind comment, it’s much appreciated. I’m always delighted to learn about where some of my readers come from.

    I caught some lovely cutthroats when I was in Canada a few years back, as well and plenty cut-bow hybrids. The pure cutts have a secure place in my heart, a beautiful fish. The sea-run variety I have read about and would love to have a chance to catch.

    Thanks again,
    Mike

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  13. Bii’s avatar

    Good website, found via Goggle, I was considering doing a similar thing.
    I fish the Allan Water( when there is water), I have got a Monday rod on the Teith, sometimes fish the Leny, and the Tay. I have access to the Invertrossachs Estate hill lochs. I am up far north next week.
    Had 12 fish (1 salmon, the rest grilse)during my annual week on the Findhorn.
    Took early retirement a couple of years ago, and now I fish ( have understanding wife).
    If I catch anything ineresting next week I will send to a photo.

    I have pondered about whether the is a opportunity related teaching tourists/business people stuck in hotels (as I often was), or arranging fishing for them, any thoughts on the matter?

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  14. mike’s avatar

    Hi Bii,

    Thanks for sending me a comment. Sounds like you fish some interesting places. Check out some of the links on my ‘links’ page, there are a few other really nice blogs out there (urbanflyfisher, north country angler in particular).

    In terms of the business, I know of one or two chaps who seems to do something like that. Alberto Laidlaw (google him) comes to mind. Don’t know much about it myself though..

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  15. Regular Rod’s avatar

    Very enjoyable blog. Makes me think I should fish in Scotland again like I used to do so much as a young man…

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    1. mike’s avatar

      Hi there RR, thanks for dropping by and sending a message. You don’t have it half bad down your way either..! :)

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    2. Curt’s avatar

      Mike
      Missouri via Trout Underground. Eggs over easy, ham, hash browns, coffee. I have Scottish heritage (McMasters on my Mom’s side), so, howdy. In MO, we fish wet flies in spring creeks for wild rainbows.

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      1. mike’s avatar

        Hey Curt, thanks a lot for dropping by, always nice to connect with folk from your side of the drink. I’ve not fished in MO but it’s a dream, one day… I think there are quite a few folk with Scottish ancestry in MO, as I understand it.

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