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Month: February 2020

Germany 08-02-2020

Germany 08-02-2020

The stream was still high from last weeks downpours as I looked at the online river gauge.
I decided to go fishing anyway as a big storm out on the Atlantic was predicted to hit us on Sunday.

The day started cold but warmed as the storm came nearer.
I even fished the dry fly for a moment when the sun came momentarily out and fish started to rise.

The rising fish where small though and where not able to drown the fly.
I choose to fish the deeper water where I suspected fish.
A narrow strip of calmer deep water called for the use of a team of heavy nymphs .
I managed to hook a couple of fish but only a dace and a small roach
stayed put.

The last spot of the day was a deep pool not fishable from shore due to the fast current.
I had to do some tricky wading to get into position for a good drift.
The water was going to fast to have a decent presentation though.

I called it a day as the skies looked threatening and the light faded.
As usual I ended the day at the pub for a meal.
The broccoli cream soup was tasty.

Germany 02-02-2020

Germany 02-02-2020

An ongoing story in this winter, rain … and then more rain.
The river was just returning from the last high water when it started raining again.
I had the choice to fish for pike on my side of the border or try the river anyway. As I despised pike I went for the river.

A look at the high water made it clear to me that fishing would again be tough.
The calm water sections I looked for where almost non-existent.
To get to the fish the only hope was to fish with heavy flies deep.
As I did not had such heavy flies the way forward was to fish several flies just to get deep.

I got my fish but it was hard work, off course it started pouring when I was fishing.
The excerpt from the river gauge tells it all, a rapid increase in the waterlevel due to the rain.
After such a rainy day it is extra comfy to sit at the fire in the pub.