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…
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 […]