European fly fishing magazine
Chalk stream fly fishing
Of course there are times when you have a fly as alike as possible to the flies on the water. But casting and accuracy and how
you present your fly and how fast it gets there and how fast it swims are all more important than matching the hatch.
Charles Ritz (1891 - 1976)
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The high part of the river Neckar in Germany is a fly fishing zone. It lies at the feet of the Castle of Weitenburg. The fly only area is about 10 km long.
Amid history and monuments a river runs through, and it is full of trout
Barragem are medium to large bodies of water. In the clear water dwell several cyprinids and predatory fish like pike and the voracious black bass
Chub (Squalius cephalus) can reach 10 and more pounds and in remarkable size they are real game fish. When they grow this big they are aggressive predators and befittilngly earn the nickname of Makos of the fresh waters
We have been driving north-west for about 35 km on the road 35. We get off the car and cannot wait to mount the rod and wear the outfit. We are in fishing mood and the river looks just perfect.
When fishing calls for a small nymph and that bit of extra weight is required the Double Bead Nymph is the right choice.
The mytical pattern of Frank Sawyer is an all round great nymph. Here a re-mix with two wool sorts and a tweak to reduce snags
The Gackiña is tied to work in the 'Limbo' between the submerged water column and the emerged world, representing an emerging mayfly trapped in the water film
The tan clouser minnow fits fresh and salt water. I prefer to use a short shank hook, but the fly can be tied on any standard sized hook..
On those sunny days with gin clear water, when catching a salmon is like fighting windmills, it is time to try the Rocinante
The German Snalda tube fly is a top salmon pattern, its name comes from the colors of the German national flag
From summer to fall grasshoppers are abundant in the fields nearby streams and lakes and they often land into the water. They are extremely lively insect and never miss to awake the hunting instinct of the fish.