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Flyfishing Netherlands Feb. 28th. 2010

Flyfishing Netherlands Feb. 28th. 2010

Today I finally had a chance again to catch my first fish for 2010.We have had cold weather here continuously since the middle of December making fishing almost impossible due to snow and ice.The weather forecast was not something to be happy about since extensive rain and an upcoming storm where announced.CanalThe location for this day was a canal that had a slight flow due to several small streams that flowed in to it. The Canal was for the most part…

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Eifel 2010, Rur river Germany – day 1

Eifel 2010, Rur river Germany – day 1

The guys from the fishing club had planned a trip to the Eifel region, basically the part of Germany that is adjacent to the Belgian Ardennes area.Since I already had a few fishing trips on my sleeve and a upcoming trip to Rhode Island planned I declined the offer to join them.It looked like it would get busy at work so I did not take the chance to ask for more time off.When I discovered that it would be quiet…

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Flyfishing Denmark – April 22nd-25th. 2010

Flyfishing Denmark – April 22nd-25th. 2010

Fishing Fyn Island Denmark, April 22nd-25th.Another spring trip to Denmark has ended.My fear of going home skunked did not materialize although in my opinion the fishing was very tough.The long cold winter in Europe had surely left its markon nature as the Baltic sea was still cold and life in the sea was only slowly developing.On April 22nd we left the Netherlands at 06.00 hrs to make the journey to the island of Fyn in Denmark. We cleared main bottleneck on…

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Flyfishing Germany – May 13th. 2010

Flyfishing Germany – May 13th. 2010

Went out for a late afternoon session on yetanother chilly day almost in the middle of May.I was pretty soon into a fish which I suspected was a brook trout due to its tendency to fight deep. Lost contact with the fish and headed downstreamwhere I got lot’s of bites but could not make them stick.After sunset I was fearing skunk but fishing a streamerweighted with a split shot upstream brought me myfirst brook trout of the season and a bonus rainbow trout.

Harz mountains – May 22nd. 2010

Harz mountains – May 22nd. 2010

Harz 2010 day 3 – May 22nd.Fishing was good the day before but one of the members of our party had a serious mishap, he lost his full box of flies when he left the river late in the evening.A search party in the dark yielded no flybox so it was decided that we would return to the upstream section for a second time.After breakfast we headed back, my buddies sent me off to fish while they backtracked to find…

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Harz mountains – May 21st. 2010

Harz mountains – May 21st. 2010

Harz 2010 day 2 – May 21st.After a good nights rest we enjoyed a very good breakfast at the hotel.Since it was my birthday the other guys gave me the choice where to fish on this day.I opted to fish above one of the large reservoirs that dotted the river.My goal was to a catch grayling whom where more numerous in the upper reaches of the river.Upstream.When we came to the river I was a bit surprised by the high…

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Flyfishing Germany – June 13th. 2010

Flyfishing Germany – June 13th. 2010

This morning we went for a short fishing session to one of the streams we fish.The main goal was to check if the chubs would be present and willing to take flies.Before fishing we went for the obligatory stop at the Bakers for coffee and bread.With the football mania going on the Bakery had a lottery going on, main prize a football in the German colours.I actually won something, one Kaiser roll.When we came at our fishing location I offered…

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Harz mountains – August 1-4th. 2010

Harz mountains – August 1-4th. 2010

Since the last trip to the Harz mountains turned outso well we still had a follow up trip in mind.Despite the risk of very low water tables in high summer we went and where not dissapointed.Normally we would catch mostly small trout there butthis time we appearantly arrived after the streams hadbeen stocked heavily.So we spend four days in flyfishing valhalla as we caught loads of fish in very nice weather.Most fish where caught on nymphs and streamers but onthe last day…

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Flyfishing Germany – August 22nd. 2010

Flyfishing Germany – August 22nd. 2010

We had promised Tom, the president of our flyfishingclub to take him on aguided tour to the waters we frequented just over the border …. that was five years ago.So finally after five years a date was set to redeem our debt to him.We started fishing in one of the headwaters of the stream we fish in.You should have seen the Tom’s face when we entered the forest and cameto the creek that resembled more a ditch.His face red something…

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Eifel 2010 – Kyll river – day 2

Eifel 2010 – Kyll river – day 2

Eifel 2010, Rur river Germany – day 2 So with day 1 at the Rur rive r being not as good as we hoped for we adjusted our plans and skipped the second fishing day in the Rur.After our dismal evening session we had at least a good meal to look forward to, since we where already stuffed from lunch we decided to take it slow at dinner.The items we ordered from the “ Small hunger” list was more than we…

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