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.
Spring is sea trout season – at least along the northern European coastlines of countries such as Denmark, Sweden and Germany. This simple pattern imitates a sea trout’s favorite food: shrimp.
Fly fishing and drawing have always orbited around Emma Yardley but has never been the singular thing she does because it’s a just a big old mix of it all.
I heard them well before I saw them – big splashy thuds as they launched at the iron bars of their cage, desperately trying to break out of the cunning trap so as to continue their urgent way up the small stream.
Follow the guys from Streamline Fly Fishing on their trip to New Zealand to fish for wild brown and rainbow trout.
No other name is as closely connected to the conservation of Atlantic Salmon as Orri Vigfusson. >>
Every fly fisherman has his own all-star flies for his fishing season. He won’t head to the river without those patterns in the box.
Experience trout fishing in crystal clear rivers and magical spring creeks in Northern Patagonia.
The Olympic Peninsula in western Washington is home to big rain, big trees and big fish. Steelhead thrive on rivers like the Sol Duc, Calawah, the Bogachiel, the Hoh, the Queets and the Quinault.
In this final post of the 3 part series, I offer a few more philosophical perspectives on ‘What Fly Fishing has taught me about life and business’.
Besides classic fly fishing in flowing water, pursuing predators in still water becomes ever more popular with a streamer like this.
In this second post of the series I am sharing additional learnings I have had including being lucky in fly fishing, life and business.
Colorado-based Topo Designs has made itself a name in the outdoor industry with innovative bags and apparel.
I have just returned from several days of fly fishing. And, as is always the case when I am away, I thought … a lot.
Once upon a time the Irish counties Mayo and Galway were home to renegades and outlaws.
In his book architect Juhani Pallasmaa explains the necessity of integrating all five senses to feel connected.
A recent comment left on one of my clips on You Tube interested me greatly as to what exactly it is people are looking for when visiting the river Spey and other salmon rivers.
In the last years, many fly fishermen tend to prefer exotic waters to their home waters. Or at least they try to plan a fly fishing trip to remote destinations.
Truth be told I’ve never found the high tide view of Cape Cod Bay to be very inspiring.
Follow Hans van Klinken to Mongolia to catch lenok, taimen and grayling on his Klinkhamer pattern.
In 1920 a café bar in Saint-Paul de Vence with a terrace for people to dance on weekends. Today a hotel still run by the same family…
Hans van Klinken travels to the grasslands of Central Asia to look for lenok, grayling and taimen.
When I got the opportunity to join my Malaysian friends Dron and Nick on their trip to fly fish Mongolia, I jumped at it.