Welcome to flyfishing saltwater / freshwater.
I dedicated this site to my flyfishing exploits in salt- and freshwater.
As I am located in the eastern part of the Netherlands in the town of
Enschede most of my trips take place in the surrounding area.
As my hometown is located right next to the border with Germany
I have explored the other side of the border extensively and now
spend most of my fishing time there since their waters are more
suited to my style of flyfishing.
Besides the local venues I do sometimes venture further afield like
the annual pilgrimage for searun browns in Denmark.
I have also visited the US on occasions where I fished in the
states of Florida and Rhode Island.
Latest reports: Germany 10-05-2013, Germany 04-05-2013 and Germany 29/30-04-2013
The season progresses nicely allthough we are a couple of weeks behind the regular
schedule as nature is concerned.
Some of the roach still show signs of spawning but that is close to an end.
I have not sighted any mayflies yet, there are however now hordes of Hawthorn flies
about and it looks like some fish have keyed in on this.
Hawthorn action might be short lived though so I am more interested in how the
mayflies will do this season.
I have not fished much with the dry fly as the conditions are not really that suited
for this method, to much debris on the water from the trees right now.
If the weather gets more stable and warmer it might be time to check out
the chub haunts to see if I can get one of the big ones to take a dry.
I have shed some light of the flies I use in the shallow stream I fish most of the time.
The stream has a mixed bottom of sand and some gravel.
Common insects are midges, segdes, mayflies and shrimp.
As the water is clear I have noticed that my current to go fly - the pheasant tail nymph
- is often ignored so I will experiment with spiders in the near future.
Maybe a more subtle approach might yield some more fish.
Furthermore I plan to add a section on the saltwater flies I use for the Baltic sea and the
tropics in the future.