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Flyfishing Germany August 30th. 2008

Flyfishing Germany August 30th. 2008

We visited our regular river far downstream from our usual haunts.With the exchange license of a fellow club we ended up in the federal state of Lower Saxony where our little stream hadbecome a slow moving river.Wide and slow movingIt was a sunny summers day so our intended quarry would be the chubs that where most likely feeding on the surface.The spots we visited had some fish milling around in the surface but most where tiny fish.After some discussions about what…

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Harz mountains, August 25th. 2008

Harz mountains, August 25th. 2008

Yesterday I went on a short trip to the Harz Mountains with fellow flyfisher Harry.Since it was a long drive from our home we left a day earlier and stayed in a hotel near the river for the night.Before breakfast we slipped out the hotel for some early hours fishing.In the early morning it was raining steadily.It was raining so insect activity was almost zero and there where no rising fish to be seen.Since we had visited this river several…

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Rainbow trout – Möhne river Germany – July 27th. 2008

Rainbow trout – Möhne river Germany – July 27th. 2008

Last Sunday I went fishing with fellow flyfisherman Wiebe and Thomas.We had purchased a half day ticket to fish the Möhne river above the Möhne reservoir in Germany’s Sauerland region.When we drove into the valley of the reservoir thunderclouds in the distance where not a good omen. A few days before our trip some parts of the region had received twice the amount of the monthly rainfall in one day.Although I had checked flow and water levels of the river at…

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Flyfishing Germany – July 22nd. 2008

Flyfishing Germany – July 22nd. 2008

Day 2.On the second day of the trip the rains cleared and water clarity slowly improved.In the morning we fished near the hotel but only managed to catch small browns.The weather was fine in the morning, plenty of cloudsbut it stayed dry most of the time.In the morning.After a break in the afternoon we fished a stretchfar downstream from the hotel.I had picked this new spot since it produced well onmy last visit.As soon as we had changed into waders it startedraining…

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Flyfishing Germany, April 30th 2008

Flyfishing Germany, April 30th 2008

Yesterday some friends and I went to the Mohne river inthe Sauerland region of Germany.The particular stretch we fished was managed by a local flyshopand well known for its large trout.Mohne river.My friends dropped me off at the end of the stretch.I fished the river upstream from an old stone bridge where Ialways had good results in the past.There was not a lot of insect activity going on so I startedwith nymph fishing.I did not got any hits until I…

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First brown trout, Germany April 13th. 2008

First brown trout, Germany April 13th. 2008

Loads of rain and cold weather had prevented us from visiting one of our close by GermanTrout streams. Last Sunday the weather was finally good enough to see if life had returned to the stream.A visit in an urban section of the stream gave us hope, the shiners had finally appeared again in the open water signalling the beginning of the season to us.The shiners where present but they did not take the nymphs we offered them, the only contact I had…

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Flyfishing Germany – Untere Argen 2008

Flyfishing Germany – Untere Argen 2008

Just returned from a fabulous fishing weekend that I spend inthe deep south of Germany close to the borders with Switzerland and Austria.The river was quite low and the fish where picky most of the time.I had it especially tough since I not a keen dryflyfisherman.There was however some room for my crude fishing tactics = dumping a conehead woolly bugger in the deeper holes.I also had some fabulous moments with the mayfly though.

Flyfishing February 12th. 2008

Flyfishing February 12th. 2008

Last Saturday somebody actually got me to do some work for a change.One of the German clubs had a so called working day at some of the waterways theyManage.Together with my buddy Joop I had tree planting duty at the main pond of the club.After digging holes and planting trees during the morning we had a well deservedbreak on a sunny day.After the work.We did not travel abroad off course without flyfishing equipment.Although it had rained a lot during the…

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