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Tuesday 14 July 2015

Summer fly fishing in Luxembourg

I managed to go out a couple of times to fish with streamers and dry flies in June. The beginning of the month was great for dries, with the usual caddis patterns (e.g. Goddard) being quite successful. For some reason, mayflies hatched very rarely this season so most mayfly imitations proved to be disappointing. The biggest winner was, rather unexpectedly, an orange stimulator pattern. I had fewer strikes on this one but when I did, it guaranteed a trout of at least 25-30cm.

Last days of June and the beginning of July were marked by even fewer hatches and warmer water which contributed to the trouts' preference for streamers. A white articulated zonker and a roach-like tube streamer reigned in my flybox. I had plenty of fish, including on very warm and sunny days (although the trouts were actually hiding in shady places, under the branches). I also caught my largest trout this year: around 40-43cm, I can't tell exactly because I decided to release the fish as fast as possible, given the high temperatures and lower levels of oxygen in the water.

Check out the compilation of a few recent fishing trips below.