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HSK 10-2020

HSK 10-2020

The planned holiday in Florida soon became fiction this year.Plan B was Germany, I was lucky to clear to border a day before travel restrictions where put in place.As you can imagine the hotel stay and dining arrangements where odd but at the river it was business as usual. I had the river for myself which, a bonus in these dark times. My hopes for an warm fall dissappeared as I dogded rain and cold mornings.Having said that I also expirienced…

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Germany 27-09-2020

Germany 27-09-2020

A few days of rain had put water and color in the stream.I fished the upper section of the stream as the weather was no good forchub fishing. Since the mill pool was open again for members with a special permit I tried to catch some fish there.Unfortunately the lack of water over the past year had filled in the poolcompletely so it was to shallow for decent fishing.Surprisingly the usual present roach and dace where a no show. Luckily…

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Germany 20-09-2020

Germany 20-09-2020

Another sunny day was upon us so again back to the chub hot spots.As it had not rained for ages the water in the stream was extremely low and almost stagnant.I did not manage to spot any large fish or many fish to be precise. With the sun low in the sky I had again problems just seeing fish.The many bow waves in the shallow water indicated to me thatthe fish had none of such problems. I finally spotted a…

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Germany 19-09-2020

Germany 19-09-2020

A bright sunny day just beckoned for chub fishing.An early start was out of the question as it was fall and the morningtemperatures where quite low.The first spot I visited boasted some chub and I had the first fish quiteearly on. A little walk along the stream revealed a very big chub in the middleof the stream hovering in the surface.I managed to put the fly right in front of the fish without scaring itas I usually do.The chub moved…

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Harz 09-2020

Harz 09-2020

An opportunity arose to make a last minute fishing trip so plans where put into practice quickly to arrange another road trip.The recent visit to the Harz region called for more and so we left for a second trip at the end of the trout season for that region.Conditions where excellent weather wise while fishing was not alwayseasy. I set goals to catch browntrout, rainbowtrout and grayling and all thosegoals where accomplished.I was most pleased at catching the grayling as I…

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Germany 06-09-2020

Germany 06-09-2020

I left for the stream just as the sun was appearing in the sky.The weather forecast was questionable but early morning started with patches of fog and a clear sky. Fall was here, crisp mornings with fog and still the possibility of warm afternoons.With the sun low in the sky I could not really have a good look in the water and thus had difficulty with spotting fish.I scared the fish off before I could make casts with only on…

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Germany 30-08-2020

Germany 30-08-2020

I wondered if moving to the chub section on a day with fog and thick clouds would be a wise move.On the other hand the low water at the upper reaches of the stream seemed equally a waste of time. I arrived at the chub haunts and had difficulty spotting fish.With some luck I managed to catch one chub near the bank whofailed to spot me.I dropped the fly over the edge of the plants on the shore and gotan…

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Harz 08-2020

Harz 08-2020

I looked at this year as a lost year as all fishing trips that we planned had been cancelled due to the trying times.An opportunity came along and so I made some last minute arrangements to start the first road trip of the year. Conditions where kind of tough in the mountains with low water and warm and humid temperatures but we did alright.Our tactics differed and sometimes the dry fly produced more fish butat other times nymphing worked out…

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Germany 02.08.2020

Germany 02.08.2020

I checked the river gauges and found them all to be low.More or less what you could expect in high summer.I was early on the water looking for fish in the chub section of the stream. The first big fish came up to check out the hopper but decided it had to be fake. The second fish seemed upset by the hopper landing in front of it’s nose and scooted off.The third fish looked interested but needed some convincing.A few…

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Germany 27-06-2020

Germany 27-06-2020

Yesterday I met up with former colleges at the pub in Germany.The company we worked for had been sold to a big corporation.The new management ran the whole lot into the ground, we left. I had some time to spare so I fished the stream in the morning.Weather wise the rains had stopped at daybreak with the waterslightly up and murky.It was strange that the perdigon did not draw strikes from shiners. I hooked a nice trout and then knew…

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