One of the most memorable days this year, was my first encounter with big stoneflies. We don’t have them in the chalk streams of my region, and so far only once have I seen big stonefly nymphs in a river in South Tyrol. Back then […]
On warm summer evenings as we currently have, a lot of different insects swarm an hatch, and the trouts rise to a great variety of things. In probably 95% of the time I am fishing a small around pattern, which does not immitate anything special but just looks somewhat buggy, is naturally colored and rather small. An the trouts seem to like it!
Mayflies are truely magical creatures. They are connected to big trouts and dryflies, but there is more about them…
The “mohican mayfly” developped by Oliver Edwards is one of my favorites. This fly catches very well, it is almost unsinkable and holds up very well even after many hooked fish.
Some fish haunt me more than others, some are different… and it is not necessarily the size of a fish which makes it so desirable to catch it. Last year, I had already struggled with a trout I had encountered in mayfly season. Fish were […]
The hawthornfly is here! Fly fishers usually call it by its Latin name “bibio” and you will also find it under this name in most of the flyfishing literature. I mentioned this fly already in my last post, and it came even better than I […]
In the last few weeks, fishing has been good, but not extraordinary. The ressurection of nature after the winter has been the true highlight on my fishing excursions… it is a great wonder to me, year and again: almost every day, the landscape changes. It is becoming greener, the birds louder, the evenings longer.
Schon deutlich länger als das Fliegenfischen, fasziniert mich das Messerschmieden. Es ist der komplette Gegenpol zum Fischen, statt Wasser ist Feuer hier das bestimmende Element.
Do I have an offroad car? No… “Alright, then we’ll take mine”, says Patrick on the phone. A few hours later, we are sitting in his car, crawling along a narrow path on a steep hillside towards the Wutach Gorge. The name of the river […]
Last year I had already spent my family vacations in the “franche-comte”-region of France, a region famous for its endemic brown trout. The search for these trout led me far up the Loue River, to its very source. This year, I hoped for a second […]