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HSK 10-2016 pt2

HSK 10-2016 pt2

I guess I boldly stated that I had made the last trip to Germany’s Sauerland region the last time but well it was not. One of my friends was asking me if it was too late in the season to go there again and I could only reply that it was not. Trout season had indeed closed down but some streams that had grayling in them had an extended season as the grayling season was closed in March and April….

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Germany 16.10.2016

Germany 16.10.2016

As troutseason overhere ended on Oct, 20th I made one last outing to the mill pool in the hope of catching that big brown trout that had gotten off some weeks ago. It was an unusual warm and somewhat windy day and fish where rising quite early in the day … I did however not spot any trout. Fished the dry for most of the day and tried to coax the predators out with a streamer but it seemed nobody…

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Germany 14.10.2016

Germany 14.10.2016

Took the day off to have another shot at the mill pool before it was closed as trout season ended here on Oct. 20th. The day started chilly, bright and very windy and for some moments I thought a little extra layer of clothing might have been in order. The stocked rainbow trout where nowhere to be seen and so I concentrated on catching the shiners that now ventured freely in the mill pool again without the risk of being…

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HSK 10-2016 pt1

HSK 10-2016 pt1

As the opportunity was raised for a last trout trip before the season closed on the 20th. this month I decided to grab the chance for a last session in the mountains. The last visit to the HSK area was enjoyable and with fall in full swing I thought it most convenient to visit the place for the fourth time with one my fishing buddies. Alas the rains still had not materialized and now it was the fourth month in…

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Germany 02.10.2016

Germany 02.10.2016

And again at the mill pool but this time with competition from the meat fisherman. Word got out that trout had been stocked and before you knew it the folks you never see at the river came out of the woodwork. I was unable to make a decent drift with the nymph because of the guys, girls and kids tossing very crude tackle almost at my feet. Perseverance paid off though and when the circus was over and the people…

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Germany 01.10.2016

Germany 01.10.2016

Today my fishing plans where to the fish the mill pool of my German fishing club. Normally off limits but at the end of the year open when buying a special permit. I intended to fish for shiners, perch and the odd left over stocked trout but it turned out not quite as planned. I arrived on the water just after the stocking crew, they dumped a boatload of trout in the mill pool so it was pretty clear what…

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HSK 09-2016

HSK 09-2016

Went now the third time on a trout trip to the same place and everytime the water gets clearer and lower as it has not rained here decently in months. Fishing gets really difficult and the fish can spot you for miles but the deeper pools still yield fish from time to time. Nymphing has really failed me at this spot as the trout and grayling seem to ignore all my offerings. A few good downpours might get the action…

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Germany 17.09.2016

Germany 17.09.2016

The annual fishing venue of the club was planned for today and so we joined the worm drowners for a couple of hours fishing the mill pool. My buddy had the day off for a chance ( … never go work in retail) so we counted two flyfishermen today. As usual we were more or less exiled to the shallow part of the mill pool that was holding no fish (for practical reasons). We still got hold of some of the…

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Germany 11.09.2016

Germany 11.09.2016

It has been quite a while since we had any decent rain and frankly fishing gets kind of difficult if you fish an already shallow ditch. Had to make quite some tracks today to get into fish and they sure where not willing to eat most of the nymphs I presented. The low water and the lack of current really gives the fish the edge at the moment. At least the dry fly saved the day with a very nice chub and…

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Germany 10.09.2016

Germany 10.09.2016

Unfortunately the battery of the camera turned out to be dead so I had to use the mobile for the (shabby) pictures. Hot hot hot … unusually hot for September so off to the waters of syndicate nr. two. First time I fished this particular stream this year and pleasantly suprised by the amount of (very wary) chub in the pools. Got one fish on the dry fly, perfect sight casting fish .. worked like a charm. Another fish fell…

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