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Germany 22-11-2014

Germany 22-11-2014

Last weekend a work party was planned at the hatchery of the local syndicate. It was early morning when I was on the road, the weather was fine and I stopped to watch the sunrise over the nearby hills. At the hatchery I met the local members of the syndicate. The woodburning stove of the clubhouse was fired up to provide a warm meeting place. My friends showed up and quite a bunch of kids where dropped off by their…

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Germany 02-11-2014

Germany 02-11-2014

Another untypical fall day has passed as it was extremely warm for the time of the year. Still the trees are shedding their leaves rapidly and the wind made sure that the stream was littered with debris. My hotspot was not that hot at first but within half an hour the action picked up and I got solid takes. All small roach though with such an identical length that I started to wonder if I had caught the same fish…

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Germany 21-09-2014

Germany 21-09-2014

Recently at one of the festivities of our syndicate we got a request to demonstrate our flyfishing skills as the syndicate manned a booth at a sort of country fair in the village. The youth department would man the booth and tell the locals and visitors alike that you could actually catch fish in the local stream and that it was even possible to do it with fly gear. The chairman of the club mentioned that any costs we made…

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Harz 08-2014

Harz 08-2014

As the Harz trip earlier in the year was most enjoyable we decided to go for seconds at the end of August about a week before the season there closed. The weather was not exactly according to the predictions with rather cool mornings and even a full day and night of constant rain. Still fishing was pretty good and I even managed to catch the largest brown trout of the season in this location which is more known for the…

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Germany 24-08-2014

Germany 24-08-2014

We have come into a weather pattern lately where frequent showers allthough short of duration dump locally a lot of water on the land. Before the weekend came it looked like the water in the stream was going down after those downpours but just before the weekend the whole sequence started a new. So when I checked the river gage last Saturday I noticed that allthough the stream was receeding a lot of water was pushing trough. I took a…

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Germany 17-08-2014

Germany 17-08-2014

For this Sunday the weather predictions where pretty miserable so it could have been a reason not to go. The predictions had recently been pretty of the mark so I went anyway. The first stop on my route was the stream at its headwater where many small ditches from the surrounding hills formed the stream. I had not been there for a long time and the main reason was that most of my honey holes had been filled with sand….

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Germany 03-08-2014

Germany 03-08-2014

As my first attempt to catch chub was a failure due to the fact that I could not find any feeding chub I tried again a couple of days later. At one of the new spots I had visited I tried again and since the stream at the new spot was shallow and without any cover I had to find a proper ambush spot. Some scouting on satellite imagery made me conclude that a small weir would be the best…

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Germany 01-08-2014

Germany 01-08-2014

My intention was to sight fish for chub with dry flies at my chub hotspots but I had not taken into account the flooding that had occurred locally over the border. My hot spots carried a lot of murky water so I could not see any fish and also did not spot rising fish. To make it al worse I did not even manage to catch a tiddler. And it all started so promising when I started the day and…

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Germany 19-07-2014

Germany 19-07-2014

Hot as hell that is how you could describe yesterdays weather with temps around the 30 degrees+. The only comfort was the wind and where possible shade. Fish where very active though and I started catching small roach quickly. Even more interesting was the fact that fish where surface feeding so I eventually switched from small nymphs to small sedge patterns. Some of the rises where so agressive that I suspected trout where the culprit but these where at locations…

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Germany 14-06-2014

Germany 14-06-2014

I spend another day at the stream yesterday. Weatherwise it started out overcast with a fresh breeze and decent temperatures. Allthough the stream had receeded from the flash floods of last week my hotspot was muddy, the culprit was however a fat carp that was ploughing the floor of the stream. I got lots of bites at the start and starting catching small roach. When the action stopped I changed from a small PT nymph to a buzzer type nymph…

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