Perfect Fly Fishing Week

Perfect Fly Fishing Week

Bernd Ziesche | Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Last week the weather here in Norway was quite cold, windy, and mixed up with some rain. Still we caught a lot of fine fish. This week the weather is warm, sunny and just about right. Fair to say we are having a hell of a fantastic fishing every day now!

We caught grayling, Brown trout, pike and perch. A lot of them were in pretty decent sizes. The fishing (dry fly, nymph and streamer) is at it's best right now.

Today we have been fishing a lake at 800m above sea level. Fantastic nature all around. In the middle of the day a fair number of Ephemera Danicas (large mayflies) emerged. Huge graylings came in and ate at them. The biggest grayling we landed was above 50cm! Simply outstanding dry fly fishing we had in between some pike and perch fishing.

Now it's midnight and I probably should go sleeping since we will start at 8 in the morning. But for some reason I need to have an hour of dry fly fishing my sedge imitation for some fine midnight graylings. I love to fish under the full moon. So this will be just a short front page because the moon pulls me out in the water again! ;)

Oh, before I run back in the water I like to share my experience about tippet diameters for dry fly and nymph fishing. Very often I hear fly fishermen saying something like: "You should go from 0,16 to 0,12mm tippet diameter, because less fish will see your leader."
Well, it holds true for many situations (not all), that reducing the diameter makes a leader being less visable for the fish. But it also makes the fly move much better, more natural! A nymph sinks better and a dry fly gets less of micro dregging for example. In my experience it often is the improved movement of the fly increasing our catches in the first place. Here for example changing the knot can make a significant difference, when supporting a better movement of the fly!

Such a great fishing week to all of you!

All my best


P.s.: If you want to join one of our Norway tours next year, drop me an email!

Lots of impressions of our last week...

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