Fly Fishing Fabisch, the Weekly Picture Archive 4 - 2014

Weekly pictures Archive 2014 - 4


Weekly pictures archive 2014 part four

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Weekly picture archive at Fabisch Fly Fishing 2014 Part four, week 45 to 52. Here collected pictures from the parts of fly fishing, fly tying and nature. The pictures were taken in Europe as well as North America including Canada.

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The Object of Our Desire

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steelhead from bulkley

Bulkley river steelhead

Weekly picture 45 - 2014

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My Canada-Trip 2014 was completely unaccompanied for a change. The car I rented, a Chrysler Town and Country, had seven seats and really looked like a perfect place to spend the night. This way I could save the money for motel accommodation (21 x an average of 80.- $Can.) I had changed a few details of the car's interior, I got results I considered just about perfect.

On this trip I got to complete many a self-imposed quest, and I made some great new contacts. Even though I tried to save wherever I could, the cost amounted to about €3,500.- all inklusive, which isn't exactly peanuts. As always, the ultimate object of my desires remains the steelhead, no matter in which water, be it on nymphs or on dries. A more detailed report will follow in due time.

Steelhead from the Bulkley River near Telkwa.

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Lodging in Canada 2014

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accommodation at the bulkley
Bulkley river lodging

Weekly picture 46 - 2014

Lodging can be relatively easy in a car, provided it's big enough. One side serving as baggage compartment, the other one is used for sleeping. For breakfast or supper water for tea or coffee is heated in a small 12 volts electrical boiler. As it takes quite a while for the water to boil due to the 12-volt source, this is the first chore in the morning.

Sleeping out in the car, you better do your best to avoid humidity. Otherwise the car's interior will resemble a steam bath. Before this picture was taken, I had taken a (fully dressed) dip in the Bulkley, thought it best to lodge right there. A makeshift canopy to dry my wet clothes over night was quickly set up.

Makeshift lodging on the Bulkley.

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Grayling Whisperer

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nice grayling

Wiesent grayling

Weekly picture 47 - 2014

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It is known well beyond Germany that the Wiesent, a chalk stream in the district of Middle Franconia, is one of Europe's top grayling fisheries. By lucky coincidence, the Franconian Roundtable of Flyfishers has succeeded in leasing the fishing rights in a beautiful stretch on the lower Wiesent, where the fishing offers all kinds of challenges from white water to slow, deep pools.

This photo was taken on a short excursion to the Wiesent a week ago. Don't be fooled by the misconception that those grayling would jump right into your hand. It takes an experienced and alert angler to catch them. It looks nice, though, doesn't it? Wonder if I could get them housebroken?

Hand tame grayling?

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Late September

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housten area

Housten area in the Fog

Weekly picture 48 - 2014

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The late september steelhead run became widely known through Lani Waller's videos. In these videos he shows, explains, and demonstrates many of the techniques of steelheading with a flyrod. They may not be all the way up to date nowadays, but they offer a solid base for flyrodders interested in taking up steelheading.

Back to our weekly picture: It was taken around the end of September 2014 near Houston, BC, Canada. I suppose these strata, that make landscapes look as though they were floating on the fog, form due to extreme temperature differences between night and day. In 2005 e.g. we were staying at the Bulkley Field And Stream RV Park and had night temperatures of -7°C (19.4°F) and daytime highs of 23°C (73.4°F). That's Indian Summer about as good as it gets!

Floating on the mist

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On the river Wiesent

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wiesent brown trout

Late Wiesent Brown trout

Weekly picture 50 - 2014

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Whenever you get the chance to fish a new beat in a river, you desperately want to know which secrets or surprises it might hold. There's no better way to find out than fishing that new beat. As brownies are out of season in Bavaria right now, I wanted to check the water for rainbows. In Bavaria, rainbows are not as prone to hold onto a certain territory as browns, but they tend to migrate more, so even if you never stocked any, they might just happen to pass by to say hello.

In December, the water already gets quite cold. At least that's what my toes kept telling me after half an hour in the river, despite waders with neoprene feet and thick woollen socks, and the attitude of the fish seemed to be pretty icy, too. Then, to my surprise, this pretty brown trout took my nymph. Besides, I got two grayling, but that was all for this day on the Wiesent.

Late Brown Trout from the Wiesent

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Sunset

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beautiful sunset

Sunset

Weekly picture 51 - 2014

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Wherever in this world you enjoy this time of day looking at the setting sun in the west, it's worth while. After the day's last fish has been caught and your steaks have not only been grilled to perfection, but also eaten and enjoyed comes a time of relaxation and contemplation. Whichever way you prefer to end your day, be it a last cigarette, a good cigar or a fine whiskey - if you picture a sight similar to this - we are one.

Our soul and body in harmony, we review what this day has brought us. We enjoy once more the what we have enjoyed when it happened, and as to the less fortunate events, we realize we have every reason give thanks for having gotten away without harm or with less damage than we might have. I wish you all a happy Christmas season

Sunset, somewhere

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Getting Ready for the New Year

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nord greenland

North Greenland

Weekly picture 52 - 2014

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As we are getting ready for a new year, a few words about the strange events the weather has been surprising us with, all over the globe! We have not suffered a lot here in Germany and the rest of Central Europe, but no one can deny that the weather has changed here, too. Just think of the floods in many parts of Europe, as - lately - in Italy.

Looking at photographs like this one, you might think that global warming is not real, but just a slogan. It was, however, taken in late September not very far from the North Pole. The receding glaciers in the Alps, and the problems this implies for our future water supply should motivate us to talk to our politicians intensively and forcefully about ways to counteract this development. Wishing you a Happy - and Healthy - New Year! Yours faithfully, Wolfgang Fabisch

Northern Greenland

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