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The Black Tsunami

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Over the past years we’ve become EP-fiber addicts. Our entire predatory fly box is filled with a lot of EP goodness. Due to some guilt feelings, because of the synthetic EP pollution in our pike waters, I wanted to tie something different. Something that I would actually fish with too… Read more >>

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Daddy Longlegs (cranefly)

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Spring and autumn are typically times when the Daddy Longlegs (or cranefly) start coming out. These larvae live on land (although there are some aquatic subspecies), but adult cranefly are bad fliers ofter fly near lakes and get blown into the water. Therefore they are an easy target for a lot of trout.
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El Zorro Loco

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A couple of weeks and we’ll be fishing the Yucatán flats again. We hope to encounter a lot of bonefish, tarpon and perhaps one or two permit. In preparation for this trip we’re tying a lot of tropic flies. This week I tie the “El Zorro Loco” or, the crazy fox. A crazy charlie with a fox wing.
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Easy as pie…euh popper

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A quick and easy to tie Popper when you need large quantaties, fast. Everybody loves poppers, fisherman and fish alike. There is no equal for the sight of a predator slamming a popper in the surface. It’s not always easy to get a fish to take one but when they’re at it you’ll be sorry if you don’t have any ones lying around. Read more >>

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EP streamer, seabass and tarpon variety

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Fishing EP flies need no introduction, it’s lifelike appearance in the water, it’s water shedding ability and near weightlessness in the water makes it an irresistible fly for predators all of sorts. It’s great on exotic predators like tarpon, jacks and cuda’s but here in the Lowlands they are superb on our beloved pike, seabass, asp and many others. The tying however seems to be more of a problem for many anglers and thus it’s value is underestimated by many. Read more >>

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Barbus barbus

Posted on 15-03-2014<- 3 Comments

First barbs of 2014 have tasted our flies!

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First 2014 barbel!

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Ricardo spotting the barbels

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Sometimes there’s the odd by-catch… This one is a Gibel Carp or sometimes called Prussian Carp. Funny fish…

First spring days

Posted on 09-03-2014<- Leave a comment

Finally, some nice spring days here in the Netherlands. For us it meant looking for bows on Lake Oostvoorne. Very difficult day. The wind even made it a bit chilly. Luckily we found some fish after all.

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