Almost I had started this blog entry with the sentence that “everything turned out very differently than last year, and differently than I expected”… but then I realized that I had written this sentence several times before. Essentially, almost every year the fishing turns out […]
Now, in early June, i keep a constant eye on the weather forecast. If a thunderstorm is predicted for late afternoon, I try to take a day off at work and go fishing, because thunderstorms can cause massive hatches of mayflies. And among all the […]
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.
Mayflies are almost irresistable for trout. And that applies not only to the flying insect, but also to the larva or nymph, which is one of the biggest insect larvae…
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 […]
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 […]
Die Fliegen schwärmen, nicht nur die Maifliegen, leider auch alles was stechen kann… zuweilen ist es eine echte Tortur, zwischen Brennnesseln, Bremsen, Mosquitos und Kriebelmücken noch die Nerven zu bewahren um konzentriert zu fischen! Aber es beisst! Und zwar am laufenden Band! Leider sind es […]