5 MINS - JUNGLE SNAKEHEAD
Monday, 20 February 2017
It's been an interesting couple of weeks chasing Adult Snakehead on their babies. On a good day Ashly and I are getting ~8 shots combined. Now I would like to think that out of 8 shots we would be getting six fish, and I'm sure that is possible. But the truth is the Snakehead seem more inclined to chase rather than eat! However I'm working on flies, have had some success on sunk flies and we're working on other Popper variations as you can see in this week's 5 MINS video. Vince's Loud-Mouth Diving Popper With Tongue Sticking Out may be a game-changer.
Dress for success?
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Over the last two weekends I made two separate trips into the backcountry, specifically flyfishing for snook from a canoe. On both trips I took another fly angler with me, which is rare. On the recent trip I actually never touched a flyrod. Instead I mostly played with my new video camera and otherwise just sat back and enjoyed the show, um, I mean environment, while letting the other angler fish.
Fly Casting Week
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Germany has been covered under ice all week long. So no fishing but a lot of fly casting for me.
My favourite bonefish fly
Thursday, 23 February 2017
On the board there are a number of great fly tiers, not to mention the truly exceptional ones who write FPs, i.e. Thomas and Daniela. As such, I feel a little embarrassed showing one of my efforts, however it’s a saltwater fly that I have a lot of confidence in (and perhaps that counts for more than how well tied it is?) and is easy to tie. It’s also readily adaptable, I tie a number of variants depending on my mood or the materials I have available.
sexyloops fly tying focus - learning curve
Friday, 24 February 2017
Learning curves … I always though I had steep learning curve when starting with fly fishing. I guess it is a typical late starter behaviour - obsessive diving into the topic absorbing everything flyfishing I also met Paul that time. He and Cral Hutchinosn taught me a lot about flycasting … I am still practicing it feel like.
I started tying the same day I started flyfishing. Having a good ol´German craftsman’s background it seemed a rather natural thing to do. Flinging cheap child labour products (I know - that is not all flies in the shops - the German shops I had available back than did not have good stuff - believe me) felt wrong. That stuff also fell apart every other cast. I still remember my astonishment when the wing of a shop bought deer hair caddis disconnected from the hook with a very silent “poooh” and came down as a small cloud of hair fibres. Romantic in a way - but - fishing flies should last.
Thanks to all the help I got from the nice people of the internet and some people I got know on the way my flies fished OK and lasted. ….
Danish Fly Festival and No. 666 HT 10
Saturday, 25 February 2017
Next weekend is the Danish Fly Festival - one of the biggest fly-only shows in Europe - held bi-anually since it's inception in 1993. I attended my first in 1995 and have been to every single one since, and that's not going to change any time soon. I really look forward to the weekend.
How to tie... a tobi-pattern
Sunday, 19 February 2017
As I promised here an other step-by-step pattern, this time a easy to tie tobifish. Of course is created for sea trout fishing but it also works with other predators like perch or what you will cast it to.
So get your vise ready!