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Month: May 2019

Germany 31-05-2019, Chub fishing tenkara style

Germany 31-05-2019, Chub fishing tenkara style

Chub fishing tenkara style.I was back on the water pursuing the elusive big chub.The most abundant insects present where blue damselflies with here and there a lot mayfly.During the assembly of the fly rod I noticed to my sheer horror that the flyreel was not present in my tackle bag.Adapt and overcome was the motto.I tied a long piece of tippet at the hook keeper and started fishing Tenkara style. I actually caught a little chub by tossing a nymph…

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Rhode Island 2008

Rhode Island 2008

Introduction Most fisherman probably have a certain fish species they want to catch that seems to be out of reach because of various reasons.A species that was on my wish list was the Striped bass.I had red many books about the subject and roamed forums about this fish species for information.Locations like Martha’s Vineyard, Montauk, Rhode Island and Massechussets came to mind. The plan I did not have a plan to pursue my dream untill I came into contact with…

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Germany 26-05-2019

Germany 26-05-2019

Chub day … the wind messed up many of my presentations so the catch rate was quite low today. Ever heard of that story of the big one whom got away … well it did by breaking my tippet. The dry fly fishing did not go as plan and nymphing did not work at first either … increasing the nymph size resulted in hookups. The big boys are present but with the open landscape and high banks very tough to…

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Germany 19-05-2019

Germany 19-05-2019

That sudden heat had to come with a price = thunderstorms. Luckily it came at the end of my fishing session.It poured for a while but I was already safely at the pub. The rare perch (in my stream) chased a dace I had caught on the dry fly.I switched to a streamer and made a few exploratory casts in the general area where I had seen the perch.Found the perch and this time it chased the streamer, got the…

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Germany 18-05-2019

Germany 18-05-2019

Friday cold and rain, today hot and sunny. Lots of mayflies about but not a lot of surface feeding fish. Checked out the chub haunts and only found fish at a few spots. No luck catching the big ones but happy I spotted a few very decent fish. Gonna try again when the weather is warmer and more stable.

Germany 11-05-2019

Germany 11-05-2019

With the improving weather I visited my chub hotspot, not hot yet.Tried several spots at different rivers but I guess still to early.I could only muster small roach and chub on most stretches.Even the removed weir was void of big fish.At the newly “restored” section of the feeder stream I noticed a lot of surface activity and an abundance of mayflies. Used a dry fly to see what was hitting but it turned out to be small bleakinstead of the…

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Germany, Harz 05-2019

Germany, Harz 05-2019

I once again visited the Harz mountains, a tad early in the season.The organizer of this trip had set the date to May 2nd. probably forgetting the fact that the 1st of May was a public holiday in Germany = crowds.The other drawback this year was the fact that a cold snap was forecast with the possibility of snow and off course low temperatures. I had hoped to toss dry flies with the cane rod to rising brown trout but…

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