It has become warm, school is out and the kids playing out on the streets. In the evenings it smells like BBQ on every corner…. summer! The sun is only a mere hand above the horizon when I grab my fly fishing stuff and head […]
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.
Finally, the day has come! It is the opening day for trout in our region, and I have been preparing everthing in anticipation for several days now. And although I know that it does not make much sense, I have set my alarm clock early […]
In fall, fishing for brown trout closes as they begin to spawn – if they find suitable conditions, which has become a rarity. Increasing numbers of power plants and climate change has destroyed many populations, wild browntrout are hardly to be found anymore. Fishermen all […]
My new video is ready – this time I managed to capture a good hatch of mayflies (Ephemera danica) and some absolutely stunning fish here in Southern Germany! Hope you enjoy the video.
Every year, sometime in spring, the trout seem to finally wake up and start a first great feast. When that is, can hardly be predicted… it probably depends on water flow, temperature, hours of sunlight and the general course of the past winter. This feast […]
There are still mayflies around, but the trouts do not seem to care much any longer. I am stalking the streambanks and hardly see any rising fish. Throughout the day, there are some short intervals in which trout are rising, and I am able to […]
Today is Ascencion Day, “fathers’ day” in Germany, a holiday. And of course this means a day of fishing for me, no matter what! But that was easier said than done, because a dramatic change in the weather made fishing a little challenging. Rain poured […]
The Odenwald is a low mountain range in Southern Germany. It rises just a few miles behind wellknown cities such as Heidelberg, where my brother lives. He has discovered a couple of nice small creeks in the Odenwald, where fishing licences are easily available and […]
The opening day for trout on the Danube River has never been this cold! For several days already the temperature had been below -10°C and I had feared that the river would be frozen… After five months since I fished the last time for trout, […]