Chuan Nails It!
Monday, 16 April 2018
Just off the back of four days fishing with Chuan. Six gourami landed and a snakehead off babies! Could have had more gourami too - a few missed strikes here and there and a couple of losses - the usual fishing story (but gourami make any story exceptional). This was Chuan’s fifth trip fishing with me. First time no fish (and no fish saw the fly) - as expected. Second time two hook ups, one broken rod and no fish to the boat - also expected, unfortunately. Third trip one Snakehead and a broken outboard (the outboard was my fault, and not totally unexpected). Fourth - is there ever a four on Sexyloops? - two Gourami and one Snakehead. And now this time? An explosion of fish!
Just the tip?
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
With apologies to fans of “Wedding Crashers”, this FP is actually about casting.
I find this time of year is difficult in South Florida for my type of flyfishing. Otherwise, it is a very comfortable time unless you don’t care for wind. Today the winds were up, as they have been all weekend, but the sky was a cloudless cerulean blue. The air temperature was rather comfortable. Unless your interests lean toward saltwater flyfishing it is rather nice time to be outside.
Sea Trout Trip To Gotland - Sweden
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Gotland has offered us some fantastic coastal Sea trout trips during the past years. And it does RIGHT NOW!
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Latest from our flats trip – having caught a really nice sized bonefish, about 7 pounds, that tailed on my fly and ran taking backing three times, I wanted a photo of it, but James was too far away. So I took photos of it balanced on my foot (with the rod as an indication of length) and decided that I needed to work out how to do a selfie with my camera for next time. Yesterday I found myself again with a bonefish and James nowhere near, so I tried the selfie mode. Other than myself not quite being in the photo it worked reasonably well. I’ll try better next time… if there is a next time.
On the road
Friday, 13 April 2018
I’m on my way south. The motorcycle is packed with the bare essentials, which Paul ensured me, is less than Piffen hauls around.
First stop is the Musikmesse in Frankfurt and then to the EWF which is held in a castle not far from Munich. Report will follow.
After this I’ll head straight to the area czech nymphing was developed. I am very very honored that Czech master flyfisher Jan Šiman invited me to fish with him. This will be interesting. Bring it on. I’m prepared and ready to learn a lot.
Saturday, 14 April 2018
Salmon season opening is around the corner - in fact, on Monday the 16th. I look forward to it although I can't fish on the very opening this year. I'll be out on Tuesday and it looks like the weather will be nice and I believe there are good chanced for a salmon.
Spring is here!
Sunday, 15 April 2018
Finally spring also arrived in Switzerland, the birds are sining their song in the morning and the mushrooms are growing again. Also fishing starts really slowly... there is still a lot of water from the melting snow and when we walked to the water we had to stopp for some morels, so we went home with something delicious but no fish.