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Month: December 2019

Netherlands 30-12-2019

Netherlands 30-12-2019

Last chance to get a pike this year so I fished a stream on the border.Pretty strong flow but good visibility. The shortcut through the preserve meant dealing with the highlanders but luckily they did not seem that bothered by my presence.  Managed to hook two pike but on both the hook did not stick so I am afraid I was skunked again.Then again it was a huge improvement over the session before when I did not see any action at…

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Netherlands 28-12-2019

Netherlands 28-12-2019

With the end of the year in sight it was time for our traditional venue to close of the flyfishing year,the so called “oliebol snoeken”.Where “oliebol” stood for the deep fried raisin bun, a traditional end of the year treat in the Netherlands.With “snoeken” pike fishing was meant. The location for this year was a polder, a piece of low lying reclaimed land littered with small canalsand ditches used to drain the land by means of pumping stations.It was cold…

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Germany 15-12-2019

Germany 15-12-2019

Another week with again lots of rain and wind.On Saturday I visited one of my sure shot perch spots in the Netherlands hoping to catch a large perch.It was very windy, chilly but dry when I arrived at the canal in the afternoon. I wanted to test a WF4 sink-tip line and soon found out that I did not get the fly fast enough to the required depth.I finally ended up exchanging the floating leader with a fast sinking poly…

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Germany 08-12-2019

Germany 08-12-2019

I had to visit the pub as I ordered some stuff from the local distillery.Since I passed the stream anyway I figured some fishing might be in order.After a record dry summer fall and the start of winter had been wet.This was good for the groundwater table, not for fishing. The stream had a coffee color and pushed a lot of water.I tried my luck and fished in the calmer water hoping for some bites.It actually worked so I did…

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