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Newfoundland and Labrador is home to the world's biggest brook trout - and Igloo Lake Lodge is THE place for the trophy hunter. The lodge offers spectacular fishing throughout the summer months with plenty...view moreNewfoundland and Labrador is home to the world's biggest brook trout - and Igloo Lake Lodge is THE place for the trophy hunter. The lodge offers spectacular fishing throughout the summer months with plenty of feeder streams and ponds to fish in addition to Igloo Lake itself. For more information, please refer to: igloolake.com
We wanted to do 3 things. Fish a beautiful river, be in amazing environment and catch Atlantic salmon
On The Rod Cartoon
On The Rod  Cartoon
The new edition of In the Loop Magazine is now online: https://issuu.com/intheloopmagazine/docs/in_the_loop_mag_no25
The new edition of In the Loop Magazine is now online: https://issuu.com/intheloopmagazine/docs/in_the_loop_mag_no25
The Fall-edition of In the Loop Magazine is here - still 100% FREE to read: https://issuu.com/intheloopmagazine/docs/in_the_loop_mag_no26_issuu
The Fall-edition of In the Loop Magazine is here - still 100% FREE to read: https://issuu.com/intheloopmagazine/docs/in_the_loop_mag_no26_issuu
Sight fishing for a marble trout at finest
Sight fishing for a marble trout at finest
When you get both clients on their PB grayling in one day at he river Idrijca.
Trophy grayling Trophy grayling
Latest guiding trip.
Nagano Japan.
Yamame.Yamame.
Yamame.Yamame.
Has updated the article "The Classic Sporting Art of Bob White"
A book of artwork and essays from a life spent on the water and in the field. If you had asked me, when I was my son’s age, what I wanted to be doing when I was 62 years old, I would have laughed at you. First, because I’d never be that old. Then, I would have descri... View More
A book of artwork and essays from a life spent on the water and in the field. If you had asked me, when I was my son’s age, what I wanted to be doing when I was 62 years old, I would have laughed at you. First, because I’d never be that old. Then, I w...
After the rain comes sunshine :)
Free sample of Sight fishing,Fly fishing New Zealand.[Maki Caenis official M.V.]
BERNET Valentin updated the album Fishing 2020
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South Platte River, Colorado, USA
South Platte River, Colorado, USA
Marina Gibson updated the album Outfitter Album
Outfitter Album
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Swedish Lappland delivers
...view moreMartin and I made a trip to Mollisjok, in the beautiful Norwegian Finnmark, this summer. This is way up north, pure wilderness area and lots of fish. Head over to Mollisjok web site and find out more:
https://www.mollisjok.com/home
Rolf is enjoying himself a couple of hours in the Swedish nature and does what he likes most: sight fishing for rising brown trout.
We got this early bird while we're chasing pike on a fly at our home river Ljubljanica
We got this early bird while we're chasing pike on a fly at our home river Ljubljanica
Best birthday present
Best birthday present
Check out the damsel flies swarming on this blade of grass floating in the New River, West Virginia, USA.
Check out the damsel flies swarming on this blade of grass floating in the New River, West Virginia, USA.
What you can catch in a short period of time in places you'd never expect.
UnexpectedUnexpected
UnexpectedUnexpected
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Sometimes one fish makes your day
Sometimes one fish makes your day
What a year for my favorite trout species, brown trout
What a year for my favorite trout species, brown trout
From: 09/10/2020 - To: 09/10/2020
Species: Redfish, Snook - Robalo, Tarpon
Report: Hope everybody is doing well. The fishing in the Glades has been very good. There has been a ton of tarpon around in the mornings and most days we have had them all to ourselves. These fish are in the 30-60lb range.

The redfishing, snook, and baby ta... View more
Everglades national park, Flamingo, Everglades National Park, Florida, United States
I recently discovered one of the most unique fisheries in the great Pacific Northwest and documented my experience in this video. Cheers!
A Fly fishing video short story for large trout at my favorite sub-alpine lake in the Cascade Mountains in a boat with a TON of great fishing karma - the Eider. The 'Eider' A wooden boat with a long history...view moreA Fly fishing video short story for large trout at my favorite sub-alpine lake in the Cascade Mountains in a boat with a TON of great fishing karma - the Eider.
The 'Eider'
A wooden boat with a long history and storied pedigree. The ‘Eider’ was constructed by Nate Slater, a shipwright out of Tacoma Washington who mentored under a boat builder by the name of Mike Vlahovich of Tacoma Washington. Mike Vlahovich is a master shipwright and third-generation commercial fisherman who has dedicated his adult life to the preservation of the cultural, material, and environmental heritage of fisheries of the Northwest and the Chesapeake Bay. In 1982, Vlahovich opened a boat shop in Tacoma, and by 1992 launched his heritage education efforts with the restoration and conversion of the Commencement, a 65-foot wooden purse seine salmon boat that now functions as a floating classroom. By 1999, his reputation as a master shipwright and as an advocate for the heritage of Northwestern fisheries earned him Washington’s prestigious Governor’s Heritage Award. Mike used his name and reputation to obtain and order the materials that went into the Eider; oak, cedar, mahogany, iron bark, copper rivets just to name a few. Nate Slater grew up around a shipyard; his family owned Marine Industries Northwest in Tacoma. The shipyard was established in 1976 by his father, Don, and was recently sold to Vigor Marine. In addition to his shipwright skills, Slater is an artist and sculptor. He earned his BA in Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1991. He looks forward to bringing his artistic eye to the project, as well as interacting with museum visitors Nate and my father modified the design of the Eider of a sailing skiff they found in a planning book. The original was stepped for a mast, had a removable dagger board, no covered bow and had a long handle tiller. For many months they labored to create what is now named the Eider – Nate providing the workmanship at Vlahovich’s Tacoma shop and my father as his helping hand. This amazing boat was passed down to me just over 10 years ago and we have seen so many fishing adventures like this. Cheers and thanks for watching!
From: 09/03/2020 - To: 09/03/2020
Species: Brown trout, Mullet, Perch, Rainbow trout
Report: Major brown/Rainbow restocking of rivers in area by Gloucester/Barrington fishing club and others under the control of N.S.W Fisheries and Dept Primary Industries

This is an event that is being done by volunteers and local fisherman to restock and improve... View more
Gloucestewr/Moppy, Gloucester region, Invergordon/Gloucester Tops, Australia
Wild Rainbow trout.
Wild Rainbow trout.
Check out my Guide profile in the Directory View Profile
BERNET Valentin updated the album The place to be ...
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Fly fishing picture
Fly fishing picture
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by Luke Bannister
A teaser for a New Zealand movie focused on fishing for huge mouse eating brown trout!
Music, Sonatinas Sonata(Duo) for violin and piano. Andante.Franz Schubert,1797-1828. KURT GUNTER,violin. AKIKO SASAKI,piano. ©2014 HERB Classics(Japan) http://www.herb-classics.jp
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by Simon Perkins and Henry Miles
3 guys went to Laxá in Aðaldalur to fish for big brown trout. Hope you like it.
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Dry fly fishing the Missouri river in Montana.
THE KING OF RIVER!
THE KING OF RIVER!
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TUCUNaRÉ-AZUL!!!
TUCUNaRÉ-AZUL!!!
Henrik Wallberg updated the album Swedish Lapland
Join us in 2021, Swedish Lapland at its best.
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by Jako Lucas. There are many reasons why people end up doing what they do for a living, in my case it was meant to be and it was in my blood. As with most of us you learn your love for fishing from your father and grandfather, but even with my love of fishin... View More
by Jako Lucas. 
There are many reasons why people end up doing what they do
for a living, in my case it was meant to be and it was in my blood. As with
most of us you learn your love for fishing from your father and grandfather,
but even with my love of f...
Simon Kidd from Snowbee takes us through Casting a fly line, Roll Cast and Overhead Cast and the Fly-Fishing Basics. Learn to overhead cast well. The overhead fly cast can be broken down into two main...view moreSimon Kidd from Snowbee takes us through Casting a fly line, Roll Cast and Overhead Cast and the Fly-Fishing Basics. Learn to overhead cast well. The overhead fly cast can be broken down into two main phases, the back cast and the front cast. Overhead cast, fly fishing instruction, describes how to make the cast Probably the most common casting technique, although often performed incorrectly. Learn how to master the most basic cast, the overhead cast. This is the easiest cast to do. Overhead Cast. How it works: How flyfishing works. Starting out: Assembling the tackle. The Big Fish
Simon Kidd heads out to the East Burton Estate for a recce before the main filming. Wild Brown Trout, Sea Trout, Salmon, Grayling who knows what you might knock into. www.eastburtonestate.co.uk
From: 09/01/2020 - To: 09/01/2020
Species: Redfish, Snook - Robalo, Tarpon
Report: This time of year is definitely a favorite for me.  I call this the second tarpon season of the year.  There are plenty of fish around and most days you have the entire place to yourself.  I think the last few trips we haven't seen a boat all day.


... View more
Everglades national park, Flamingo, Everglades National Park, Florida, United States
Just another casual day in the office
Just another casual day in the office
Sometimes even the smallest streams, can reward you with a huge surprise
Sometimes even the smallest streams, can reward you with a huge surprise
ESSA É A PEGADA!
ESSA É A PEGADA!
Em buscas das trutas brasileiras
Em buscas das trutas brasileiras
From: 06/01/2020 - To: 06/30/2020
Species: Bluegill
Report: I could tell by Friday, June 12th, that my days were numbered, that the fishing I’d been enjoying in my favorite “fishing hole” for the last few weeks was about to run out. It wasn’t the weather – it was a gorgeous day. But the weed growth had already been steady, and ... View more
Central Park, New York, New York, United States
This weeks film comes with a Give Away. Lewis Hendrie has given us a free days Guiding on a South West UK River to GIVE AWAY. So that’s free Guiding and day ticket. At a mutually agreed location and d...view moreThis weeks film comes with a Give Away.
Lewis Hendrie has given us a free days Guiding on a South West UK River to GIVE AWAY.
So that’s free Guiding and day ticket. At a mutually agreed location and date. (Does not include travel, food or accommodation)
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Second short video of the trilogy - Northern Patagonia Argentina.
Henrik Wallberg updated the album The sea run browns of Gothenburgh
The Swedish west coast is the place for hunting sea run browns in a stunning coastal environment. Join us!
The sea run browns of Gothenburgh The sea run browns of Gothenburgh
The sea run browns of Gothenburgh The sea run browns of Gothenburgh
Outfitter Album
Outfitter Album
Mayfly fishing The River Otter for Wild Brown Trout with Simon Kidd Fly fishing for Wild Brown Trout is more than just fishing. The abundance of wildlife, time to unload and relax while taking in natures...view moreMayfly fishing The River Otter for Wild Brown Trout with Simon Kidd
Fly fishing for Wild Brown Trout is more than just fishing. The abundance of wildlife, time to unload and relax while taking in natures beauty.
WTV were given a very special gift. A kingfisher showed us just how its done.
Simon talks about the Life Cycle of the Mayfly and matching what flys to use when.
Hunting Wild Brown Trout with Deadly Mayfly patterns. These small Wild Brown Trout just smash the flies.
It's just getting better and better at my favorite home stream
It's just getting better and better at my favorite home stream
Andrea Baia updated the album ICELAND - August 2020
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New comment on the fly Yellow Stone
Many of you have probably experimented with the effectiveness of the flies with bodies made with quills, using for example peeled peacock quills in their natural or dyed color. The attractive color of...view moreMany of you have probably experimented with the effectiveness of the flies with bodies made with quills, using for example peeled peacock quills in their natural or dyed color.
The attractive color of the peacock quill, with its dark stripe followed by a lighter one on degrade makes it a perfect element to make a natural abdomen in endless flies, but it has a problem: its width is not for bigger flies and it is even, we can get great segments with it but not the cone shape or the segments that get thicker in the abdomen.

Where then can we find quills with correct length, width or cone shape to tie, for example, large stoneflies? The answer is simple, it comes from tyers of the XIXth century, who used quills taken from wing feathers of ducks, goose and others using a fairly simple method that produces quills of the correct length and also translucent, so we can color and dye them.

In the 70s, Ted Niemeyer, a very fine tyer used this kind of quills to create very interesting models for an angler that was interested in impressionistic flies and very attractive for trout.

To obtain the quills easily the first thing to do is to get a good lot of feathers of a duck’s wing for example, especially the primary and secondary ones in the wing. These have to be put in hot water with some spoonfuls of detergent and left at least for 24 hours so that the cuticle that covers the main quill of the feather softens.

After the 24 hours soak, lift a barb of the central raquis with a very sharp blade (as seen in the picture). We can get a strip at each side of the feather, but the best one can be obtained from the convex side of the raquis or the top side of the feather. Once we lift the barb, take it with forceps and pull evenly away and down. It will loosen from the upper layer of the raquis, completely, and we’ll have a conical tape, pretty translucent, with clear color stripes.

Once we have several of thes quills, we can improve its transparency by scraping softly the inner side until the pith, the white spongy substance, on the darker side is loosened.
These quills, in comparison with the peacock ones, are much more resistant, conical and long, allowing us to tie on larger hooks. Today’s nymph is on a size 4 long-shank hook.

Once we are familiar with the system to obtain this type of quills we can do the same for almost every feather, we just have to experiment but it is worth the try, for we will get a natural quill that can’t be imitated by any synthetic quill.
Many of you have probably experimented with the effectiveness of the flies with bodies made with quills, using for example peeled peacock quills in their natural or dyed color.
The attractive color of the peacock quill, with its dark stripe followed by a lighter one on degrade makes it a perfect element to make a natural abdomen in endless flies, but it has a problem: its width is not for bigger flies and it is even, we can get great segments with it but not the cone shape or the segments that get thicker in the abdomen.

Where then can we find quills with correct length, width or cone shape to tie, for example, large stoneflies? The answer is simple, it comes from tyers of the XIXth century, who used quills taken from wing feathers of ducks, goose and others using a fairly simple method that produces quills of the correct length and also translucent, so we can color and dye them.

In the 70s, Ted Niemeyer, a very fine tyer used this kind of quills to create very interesting models for an angler that was interested in impressionistic flies and very attractive for trout.

To obtain the quills easily the first thing to do is to get a good lot of feathers of a duck’s wing for example, especially the primary and secondary ones in the wing. These have to be put in hot water with some spoonfuls of detergent and left at least for 24 hours so that the cuticle that covers the main quill of the feather softens.

After the 24 hours soak, lift a barb of the central raquis with a very sharp blade (as seen in the picture). We can get a strip at each side of the feather, but the best one can be obtained from the convex side of the raquis or the top side of the feather. Once we lift the barb, take it with forceps and pull evenly away and down. It will loosen from the upper layer of the raquis, completely, and we’ll have a conical tape, pretty translucent, with clear color stripes.

Once we have several of thes quills, we can improve its transparency by scraping softly the inner side until the pith, the white spongy substance, on the darker side is loosened.
These quills, in comparison with the peacock ones, are much more resistant, conical and long, allowing us to tie on larger hooks. Today’s nymph is on a size 4 long-shank hook.

Once we are familiar with the system to obtain this type of quills we can do the same for almost every feather, we just have to experiment but it is worth the try, for we will get a natural quill that can’t be imitated by any synthetic quill.
Low water & Doubles.
Flies.Flies.
Flies.Flies.
Nature lover, true fly fisherman and an exquisite photographer with a special sensitivity, he shows his three passions in his fantastic fly fishing images that have gone around the world. He has collaborated with National Geographic and Catch Magazine in his early years... View More
Nature lover, true fly fisherman and an exquisite photographer with a special sensitivity, he shows his three passions in his fantastic fly fishing images that have gone around the world. He has collaborated with National Geographic and Catch Magazine in ...
Success In Low & Clear Rivers. Presentation – Success in low and clear riversThis was an account of a week when I had been guiding Kelvin. He has been out with me a number of times and I have to say his fly fishing has improved so much in a year that he is n... View More
Success In Low & Clear Rivers. Presentation – Success in low
and clear riversThis was an account of a week when I had been guiding Kelvin. He has been out with me a number of times and I have to say his fly fishing has improved so much in a year that
...
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Amik Andersson
Sweden
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Another fantastic hybrid marble trout on a tiny F-fly
Another fantastic hybrid marble trout on a tiny F-fly
Today we mark the first day of the 2020 graying season
Today we mark the first day of the 2020 graying season
Summer vibes
Summer vibes
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How to Double Haul Cast with Simon Kidd - Casting The Double Haul How to catch more fish. How to catch more fish at range. Simon Kidd from Snowbee Uk show us the Double Haul Casting technique. Filmed at...view moreHow to Double Haul Cast with Simon Kidd - Casting The Double Haul How to catch more fish. How to catch more fish at range.
Simon Kidd from Snowbee Uk show us the Double Haul Casting technique.
Filmed at the stunning Wimbleball Fly Fishery and South West Lakes, Simon Kidd recaps on the basics of casting a fly line and and instructs on the Double Haul. How to Double Haul
Simon Kidd Fly Fishing for Rainbow Trout on a Large Still Water.
Exe Valley Fly Fishing re-opens its doors to the fly fishers. Lewis Hendrie from Guideline and WTV Pro Guide (AKA The Fish Charmer) hits fish after fish. Some big, some small but all awesome. Lewis also...view moreExe Valley Fly Fishing re-opens its doors to the fly fishers. Lewis Hendrie from Guideline and WTV Pro Guide (AKA The Fish Charmer) hits fish after fish. Some big, some small but all awesome. Lewis also gives some great tips to increase the amount of fish you catch.
Simon Kidd heads back to Wimbelball fly fisherie to fly fish the cocabundy or Coch-Y-Bondhu beetle depending who you are from the Boat. Heavy Rain and a huge change in the weather means Simon has to think...view moreSimon Kidd heads back to Wimbelball fly fisherie to fly fish the cocabundy or Coch-Y-Bondhu beetle depending who you are from the Boat. Heavy Rain and a huge change in the weather means Simon has to think on his feet to turn the day around. Once again his professionalism and ability to read the fish like a book saves the day. Fly fishing large still waters from the boat, hints and tips, how to. www.wildernesstv.com www.techsecmedia.com Top fishing tips, fly fishing 101Patagonia
Simon Kidd and Dave Grove head out on the Upper East Dart on the Hunt for Wild Brown Trout. Dartmoor in all its glory on a hot sunny day. There is something very special about fishing these small moorland...view moreSimon Kidd and Dave Grove head out on the Upper East Dart on the Hunt for Wild Brown Trout. Dartmoor in all its glory on a hot sunny day. There is something very special about fishing these small moorland streams. Dave talks about the entomology of the river. Hope you guys enjoy the video with some top tips and proven tactics we use on local wild trout streams. The dry dropper, is one of our most utilized method when catching fish and we hope to shed some light on how we set ours up. Tight Lines.
Wilderness TV head out with Simon Kidd and Dave Grove to one of Dartmoor's Awesome High Moorland Reservoir's, Fernworthy. We are on the hunt for the amazing Wild Brown Trout. Simon and Dave give some fantastic...view moreWilderness TV head out with Simon Kidd and Dave Grove to one of Dartmoor's Awesome High Moorland Reservoir's, Fernworthy. We are on the hunt for the amazing Wild Brown Trout. Simon and Dave give some fantastic advice for fishing this amazing location. Fernworthy is just one of the amazing South West Lakes Trust waters.
Our How To Fly Fishing videos for beginners and experienced fly fishers are our favorite content we produce. We aim to show the best fly fishing techniques and are sharing everything we know! In our Stream...view moreOur How To Fly Fishing videos for beginners and experienced fly fishers are our favorite content we produce. We aim to show the best fly fishing techniques and are sharing everything we know!
In our Stream flyfishing tutorials start with nymphing! Nymphing is a amazingly crazy productive method that you can use to catch awesome fish. This film shows just how easy it is to nymph for truly monster trout in a small river. Just wait to see what Lewis knocks into at the end of the films. Guideline
Wilderness TV head out to Burrator Reservoir Float Tubing ( Belly Boating) with the British Float Tubing Association. Burrator part of the South West Lakes Trust stocks Blue Trout and Rainbow Trout and...view moreWilderness TV head out to Burrator Reservoir Float Tubing ( Belly Boating) with the British Float Tubing Association. Burrator part of the South West Lakes Trust stocks Blue Trout and Rainbow Trout and has a head of Wild Brown Trout. Kevin Primmer and Dave Williams talk us through getting started, with over 40 years float tubing experience between them. Burrator at its best and some awesome aerial footage from the Techsec Drone. BFTA www.techsecmedia.com www.wildernesstv.com
Wilderness TV heads out to Hawkridge reservoir with Wessex Water Ranger Jake Belgium for a spot of Mid season fly fishing from the boat. Conditions are almost perfect apart from the bright sunshine and...view moreWilderness TV heads out to Hawkridge reservoir with Wessex Water Ranger Jake Belgium for a spot of Mid season fly fishing from the boat. Conditions are almost perfect apart from the bright sunshine and rising water temperature. I wonder where the fish are hiding?
Wilderness TV head out to the picturesque reservoir of Kennick, float tubing for hard fighting rainbow trout. Float Tubing or Belly Boating as our American friends may refer to it, is an amazing way to...view moreWilderness TV head out to the picturesque reservoir of Kennick, float tubing for hard fighting rainbow trout. Float Tubing or Belly Boating as our American friends may refer to it, is an amazing way to reach ares of a lake that in some instances are unfishable from the bank or bigger boat. The South West Lakes Trust have 13 Trout Lakes across South West England that offer some of the best Trout fishing in the UK.
Grayling from Soča river
Grayling from Soča river
Soča trout
Soča trout
Fly fishing Tarpon on board the Salty Fly in St. Petersburg, Florida (2020)
Fd: How did your career in fly-fishing art start?

Shirley: I have always loved to fish and watch others catch fish. When I was quite young I was always the one who wanted to go with my father (who was not a fisherman) on the tourist fishing boats on vacations t... View More
Fd: How did your career in fly-fishing art start?  Shirley: I have always loved to fish and watch others catch fish. When I was quite young I was always the one who wanted to go with my father (who was not a fisherman) on the tourist fishing boats on vaca...
Fly fishing Iwana.at home river.Karuizawa.
Season 2020-2021
Season 2020-2021
New comment on the fly Gaja’s Winged Fishing Beetle
This is one of my favorite flies for fishing trout and grayling on the rivers of northern Italy and Austria. I started to tie this beetle in 2000 and over the years I kept improving it, changing its materials...view moreThis is one of my favorite flies for fishing trout and grayling on the rivers of northern Italy and Austria. I started to tie this beetle in 2000 and over the years I kept improving it, changing its materials and shape. The first model was made of foam and broom hair covered by epoxy, the belly was made with epoxy 5 minutes covering both the legs and foam. Belly was usually black or brown but after some tests I started to tie them with hot orange seal fur, this was a great improvement since the fish prefer this over darker colors. Usually I paint the foam with acrylic iridescent colors and then I cover it with Bug Bond UV resin (instead of epoxy 5 minutes). Both are good but with UV resin is faster. Another variation I had done was changing the legs that were too thin; plastic tube is perfect.  After some test I still add the metallic green and red sheet as wing, in this way the beetle is much more visible for the fisherman. Fishing with this fly is very easy; there’s no need to use silicone floatant, although a little drop on the seal fur will help the fly to float better after catching some fish.I still remember my first day fishing with this fly…Mur river (Austria), end of June 2001. I was for fishing on this beautiful river and in particular I was in a nice beat with current on the right side of the river. On left side there is an amazing deep water beat; trout were taking dry flies on the surface by softly opening their mouths. It was spectacular seeing this but not easy catch them; I had no success after trying a lot of dry flies so I decided to try my beetle. Well, there was at least 15 big trout seeping flies, I caught each one of them in two hours of fishing with my beetle.I even caught a huge grayling fishing on the right side of the beat, the fish moved one meter in the river current to take the beetle. This was a great day, like many others I had in other rivers. I gave a lot of beetles to my friends and customers and they had great success in all the rivers they fished. My friend Edoardo Scapin, the best bamboo rod maker in Italy, and one of the best in Europe, caught lots of very big marble trout on the Piave river in Italy with this beetle tied on big # 6 hook.Tying them is fairly easy; I suggest having a box full of them when you fish fast rivers on summer, they even work very well on slow water, especially close to the banks and roots or grass.  Large sizes are also good for black bass. Try them and you will not regret it.GOOD LUCK!!!
<p>This is one of my favorite flies for fishing trout and grayling on the rivers of northern Italy and Austria. I started to tie this beetle in 2000 and over the years I kept improving it, changing its materials and shape. The first model was made of foam and broom hair covered by epoxy, the belly was made with epoxy 5 minutes covering both the legs and foam. Belly was usually black or brown but after some tests I started to tie them with hot orange seal fur, this was a great improvement since the fish prefer this over darker colors.&nbsp;</p><p>Usually I paint the foam with acrylic iridescent colors and then I cover it with Bug Bond UV resin (instead of epoxy 5 minutes). Both are good but with UV resin is faster. Another variation I had done was changing the legs that were too thin; plastic tube is perfect. &nbsp;After some test I still add the metallic green and red sheet as wing, in this way the beetle is much more visible for the fisherman.&nbsp;</p><p>Fishing with this fly is very easy; there’s no need to use silicone floatant, although a little drop on the seal fur will help the fly to float better after catching some fish.</p><p>I still remember my first day fishing with this fly…</p><p>Mur river (Austria), end of June 2001. I was for fishing on this beautiful river and in particular I was in a nice beat with current on the right side of the river. On left side there is an amazing deep water beat; trout were taking dry flies on the surface by softly opening their mouths. It was spectacular seeing this but not easy catch them; I had no success after trying a lot of dry flies so I decided to try my beetle. Well, there was at least 15 big trout seeping flies, I caught each one of them in two hours of fishing with my beetle.</p><p>I even caught a huge grayling fishing on the right side of the beat, the fish moved one meter in the river current to take the beetle. This was a great day, like many others I had in other rivers.&nbsp;</p><p>I gave a lot of beetles to my friends and customers and they had great success in all the rivers they fished. My friend Edoardo Scapin, the best bamboo rod maker in Italy, and one of the best in Europe, caught lots of very big marble trout on the Piave river in Italy with this beetle tied on big # 6 hook.</p><p>Tying them is fairly easy; I suggest having a box full of them when you fish fast rivers on summer, they even work very well on slow water, especially close to the banks and roots or grass. &nbsp;Large sizes are also good for black bass.&nbsp;Try them and you will not regret it.</p><p>GOOD LUCK!!!</p>
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Dark marble from my home river.
Dark marble from my home river.