Germany 10-06-2019

Germany 10-06-2019

I headed back to my home waters after the no shad show in the Port of Rotterdam.As I scanned the water i noticed a fish of size in the stream that could only be a trout.With all the shrubs and trees a bankside cast was out of the question.I slipped down the bank which was possible due to the low water to position myself for a cast.The lower position made it possible to toss a small dry fly in the…

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Netherlands 09-06-2019, trying for shad.

Netherlands 09-06-2019, trying for shad.

At our local flyfishingclub plans where made for an outing to Rotterdam to pursue shad.At one of the club meetings the neccesary flies where tied and dates where picked for the venue.The location was the ” Nieuwe Waterweg” which was in facto the artificial mouth of the Rhine with the North Sea.The best time to fish for shad was towards the low tide when the shadwould gather in the lower part of the waterway as they entered from the sea.The…

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Germany 02-06-2019, flyfishing for trout.

Germany 02-06-2019, flyfishing for trout.

Fishing for trout on a hot summers day.At the pub the previous day I chatted with one of the locals.I received vital information about the location of trout.Appearantly the boys from the local syndicate had been stocking trout.I ditched my next day plan for chub fishing and went for the trout instead.I arrived early at the water where I expected to at least some trout. Off course my first though was that this would be easy pickings but to my…

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Germany 01-06-2019

Germany 01-06-2019

With the last session falling in the water due to a lost reel I went back for a rematch.I was fishing the same spot and well it was absolutely dead.The weather was very hot and supposedly ideal for the chub.The big chub I spotted where not inclined to hit the dry fly.I caught only two small chub despite my best efforts.I found the the heat unbearable so the only thing left to do was hit the pub for some cold…

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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.