Video: Eric Clapton on the River Test


Written by: Phil Monahan

Slowhand

Guitarist Eric Calapton discusses his love of fly fishing, as he relaxes on the banks of the River Test.

photo via yourdiscovery.com

I stumbled on this old video from the British TV show “Botham on the Fly,” featuring legendary guitarist Eric Clapton fishing on the River Test at Fulling Mill. Despite his fame, Clapton seems low-key on the river, and he explains how fly-fishing is almost exactly unlike his day job, which is why he loves it. He looks like a bloke you’d have no problem sharing the water with. That host of the show, on the other hand. . . .

Click here to watch Eric Clapton catch a lovely grayling.

Here’s a brief look at the piece of water they’re fishing:

And here’s a little taste of what Clapton does when he’s not casting a dry fly:

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