Monday 2 May 2016

Cold spring trout fishing

This spring has been so cold in Luxembourg that trout fishing has been limited almost exclusively to streamer fishing. An occasional strike on a heavy nymph only confirms the rule: cold water requires streamers, otherwise you'll spend hours and hours in freezing conditions without seeing a fish. The photo below shows the snowfall which greeted me on a frosty Sunday morning, in late April... 20160426_000745.jpg

What should we do when the weather makes our life miserable? We sit down with our vise, feathers, hooks, threads and epoxy glue and...tie nice flies! Here's a small selection of what I prepared for the beginning of the season.

Guess what? It works!

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