The fight to save Europe’s last wild rivers on the Balkans has only started. Now the “Save the Blue Heart of Europe” campaign can celebrate a first important step.
When I think of Bamboo rods I think of Denver, Colorado. I fly fish the northwest United States. Big rivers and windy lakes.
In a world of fly fishing dominated by flashy pictures, a book like Thomas McGuane’s classic “The Longest Silence” offers a chance to experience fly fishing in a different way.
Fly fishing for predators like pike, perch or pike-perch has become increasingly popular. Rainer Ballin has been there from the beginning and shares his favourite pike fly.
Across the world wild river systems are at stake because of dam or mining projects. Tune into the “For the Wild” podcast featuring Ulrich Eichelmann from River Watch on taking action.
A classic English chalk stream feeds the lake of this modern wooden fishing house by Niall McLaughlin Architects.
When you think of wild places left on this planet you would probably name regions like Siberia, Alaska, New Zealand or Tasmania. Very few would probably think of Europe. >>
Ken Middlemist is the last remaining fly dresser to be educated at the famous Hardy factory in Alnwick, England. He keeps tying flies, especially salmon flies until this day.
Trips into the backcountry give you the opportunity to turn months of planning and weeks of deprivation into some of the most outstanding moments you will ever experience.
Things are quiet in Boston at 3:00 AM. It’s a half-hour after the bars closed so the drunken madness is literally in my rearview mirror.