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Month: August 2018

Germany 27-8-2018

Germany 27-8-2018

For a change I visited the upper section of my stream and well it still was pretty miserabledue to the low water conditions.The levels had risen slightly but the water was still murky and almost stagnat. It was very windy with rain mixed in so the dry fly fishing was not really an option.As fishing the nymphs got me nowwhere and I could still spot fish in the surface of themurky water I decided to give the dry fly a…

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Flyfishing small streams on the Dutch / German border.

Flyfishing small streams on the Dutch / German border.

Introduction The idea behind this site is to document my flyfishing exploits.Living at the Dutch / German border in Enschede offers interestingĀ  fishing opportunities. The streams over the border are well suited to flyfishing.That good fishing resulted in memberships of German fishing clubs soI could have access to several small streams.The major attractions are chub and dace but with in addition brown trout. Allthough I prefer to fish small rivers saltwater flyfishing has always been of interest to me.Saltwater flyfishing…

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Germany 19.08.2018

Germany 19.08.2018

The strong wind and overcast skies did not make it easy to pursue the chub. Nymphing only yielded small tiddlers so it was off into the fields to find the fish. I missed some good shots on the big ones but finally got a good fish lined up that took the sedge textbook style. Now that I had the fish on I had to land it which posed a problem as the banks where steep and the net way to…

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Germany 12.08.2018

Germany 12.08.2018

With the drought continuing it was off again to the lower sections of the stream where the chubs where happily roaming in the current for food. I have never seen so many large chub in there so plus side of the low water is that it has given me insights in where the fish are holding up. By pure coincidence I came across a whole lot of fish at a bridge and curiously caught my first ever bleak from the…

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Germany 05.08.2018

Germany 05.08.2018

With the drought and high temperatures around here I had to move my fishing activities further downstream in the open countryside where the many chub seem to thrive in the hot weather. The open country side and high banksĀ  prevented a sneaking up on the big fish and usually the landing of the fly caused the big fish to move and the small ones to attack. At one pool I saw a fish that had eluded me for several sessions…

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