Marcel_Karssies

Germany Oct. 28th. 2018

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With the last week of my vacation the endless summer also ended.
The heavy rain that we needed did not materialize, just low temperatures and some sprinkles.
Temperatures plummeted abruptly last weekend, when I started my fishing session
it was barely over freezing.

In the early cold morning the sky was still clear, with the low temperatures I expected that
the fish would not be in the biting mode.
I tried one of my former hotspots and surprisingly the first fish that hit the nymph was a small
perch, even a small dace decided to bite.
The flow through the stream was still minimal but at least the water was more or less
clear.

The wind picked up quite early in the day and the clouds rolled in making it not that
comfortable to be at the water.
In a sheltered part inside the village I noticed some fish in the shallow water, a couple of
dace where moving about.
I scared the first school but when the second school came around I managed some fish on the
nymph.
At a weir at the beginning of the village I also spotted dace in the current but one cast made them
scatter in all directions.
I waited for things to calm down and eventually had a second shot at the fish and managed one fish.

With the wind, cold and low water messing up the fishing it was not difficult to make the choice
to visit the pub early.
As daylight saving time had ended it would be dark soon anyway and it just seemed to make more
sense to enjoy a few drinks and a good meal at the fire in the pub then to be outside in the cold.

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Marcel What wt. fly rod do you use.  You catch a lot of small Native fish over there in the river at your club.  What size hook do you use.  looks like your  having a blast. 

How many kinds of fish are in that river.  you stock it as well? 

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Flyrod mostly four weight, 7 ft. (glass, splitcane and carbon), basicly small rods for small waters.
Nymphs size 16 and 12, dry flies size 17 and 15 and last but not least streamers size 10 and 8.

 

Trout are mostly stocked, the rest is natural.

Eels are also stocked ... whenever I tell the Germans that live eels are used in striper fishing they totally flip out

as eels are considered a delicacy and have game fish status ... not with me.

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SOL and lurkers and regulars, take notice. Do NOT open one of Marcel's posts on an empty stomach. If you do, you'll wind up looking for something to eat, and you may just set fire to the living room, in hopes of getting the sensation his photos evoke, but without a fireplace.

 

This Rule becomes effective Nov. 1.  ;)

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With much sadness I have to report that the pub is currently staffed with the B team and that no new menu has been sighted. When the managers are on the premises again I will let them know that this is totally unacceptable :-)

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They have ... from three clubs now to five but not the greatest spots especially late in the season.

Still waiting for two other clubs further downstream to join where the water is a bit larger.

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On 10/30/2018 at 10:49 AM, Marcel_Karssies said:

Flyrod mostly four weight, 7 ft. (glass, splitcane and carbon), basicly small rods for small waters.
Nymphs size 16 and 12, dry flies size 17 and 15 and last but not least streamers size 10 and 8.

 

Trout are mostly stocked, the rest is natural.

Eels are also stocked ... whenever I tell the Germans that live eels are used in striper fishing they totally flip out

as eels are considered a delicacy and have game fish status ... not with me.

Yes, my grandfather was a Belgium and he loved does eels. When I was a kid I would see the squirming in the frying pan.

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