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Flyfishing Netherlands, July 5th. 2008

Flyfishing Netherlands, July 5th. 2008

For a change I headed west instead of east to visit one of the larger rivers inthe area I live.My intention was to take the 6-weight and toss streamers around in a bigmurky river in order to catch a nice perch or maybe even an asp (predatory shiner).When I arrived at the banks of the river and looked at the mass of water I knew itwould be a tough day.The riverThe pilings at a large bridge where my best bet…

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Flyfishing Netherlands, Feb. 24th. 2008

Flyfishing Netherlands, Feb. 24th. 2008

At the end of the month the pike season ends here so today we decided to fisha last time for Pike at the pond of the local University. We arrived at the ponds in the afternoon and met a few fellow fishermen who told us of lots of pike activity and catches in the morning hours. Although spring like weather and temperatures where forecast for this Sunday it remained cold and grey. The pike did not show themselves as they had done on earlier…

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Flyfair Netherlands 2008

Flyfair Netherlands 2008

On Saturday May 24th I visited the Flyfair at Fort Altena here in the Netherlands.This was the first flyfair I went to after a very long time and I mustsay it was a worthwhile visit.In the past the flyfair was held on the banks of the Ijssel river but this timethey choose a 18th century fort as location.The majority of the members from my local flyfishing club attended the fair and so didmost of the other flyfisherman from our country.The…

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Flyfishing Netherlands, jan. 19th. 2008

Flyfishing Netherlands, jan. 19th. 2008

Despite the extremely lousy weather today (it is expected to rain continuously for 72 hrs) we went out to our favorite pike pond this morning.During the low light conditions in the morning we could not spot any action in the water.Not only the low light but strong winds and continuous showers roughened up the waters surface.Later in the morning we spotted fleeing baitfish and both managed to hook and land a pike.I was using the light rod again with a…

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