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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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.
The Chalk Stream among the chalk streams, after a decline period during and after the Balkan war, the Gacka is back. Who has fished this natur wonder in the former Yugoslavia has since some years the chance to fish again this fantastic chalk stream.
We heard of a stream named Białka. The name has its root in the Polish word Biały, which means white, pure. And there is where we are heading.
The East Ranga is a salmon river that holds large and strong fish
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.