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.
This year, everything is different – I have repeatedly said and written this during the past months. And concerning the mayflies, I would say the same! Whereas… not EVERYTHING is different, the mayflies hatch sooner or later. Always! And always there is the rare chance […]
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 […]
Mayflies have been hatching extensively for roughly ten days now. In general, mayflies start to hatch relatively late in our area, usually for about three weeks between mid-May and mid-June. If everything happens as usual, we are halfway through the mayflies, and I feel it […]
Just like last year, I went to visit my buddy Andreas in Switzerland, to fish with him for the legendary laketrout of Lake Thun. Only a few days or weeks during the year the beautiful silver laketrout come close enough to the shore to catch […]
Every mayfly season there comes a time, when the trouts are so fed up with mayflies, that they ignore even a good evening hatch… other insects become more interesting to the fish… for whatever reason, maybe they simply want some else to taste. Time to […]
Lake Thun in Switzerland is one of the few stillwaters with a considerable hatch of mayflies. For years, I have read stories on beautiful silver caught on the dryfly and I always hoped to fish there one day. And so it happend… From the beginning, […]