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Germany 28.05.2016

Germany 28.05.2016

On a scouting trip to the Ems river, graciously invited by the local angling club. Lovely water, tough fishing if you are a first timer down there. The transition was a bit too much for me … small stream to big water with a heavy current. The tip was to reach the other bank and fish from there but the current was despite the low water so great that I felt a swim was close by so I doubled back…

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Germany 16.05.2016

Germany 16.05.2016

Another chilly day with a little rain but less wind than two days ago. Plenty of fish spotted but tough to get them on the fly in the shallow water. Mental note … always bring the net (lost a big one at the last moment).

Germany 14.05.2016

Germany 14.05.2016

As I had joined the work party last week and prospected our new pond with all the carp in it my plans for the weekend where to get the trout I missed last week and try to catch my first carp on the fly at the pond. What I had not taken into account was the fact that the weather had turned. It started just in time on Friday and before you knew it the temperatures dropped from a balmy…

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Germany 07.05.2016

Germany 07.05.2016

Last Saturday I had two appointments and I had to choose which one I should honor. Appointment one was the annual breakfast and fishing with the flyrodders from over the border, always a lot of fun although the fishing was never that great as it was foremost a social outing. Appointment two was a working party at the recently leased pond of my German fishing club. In the end I choose number 2 as I had volunteered for pond duty but…

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Germany 06.05.2016

Germany 06.05.2016

Today I tested a light rod setup at my home waters, this setup consisted out of an Orvis clearwater 6’#2 with a small reel and a WF2F line. It was my second #2 rod as I strived to always get at least two indentical setups per lineweights. As I had not been at the stream for some time I noticed that things were different, a lot … Seemed the recent removal of a weir downstream had increased the current and lowered the…

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