FLIEGENFISCHEN auf HECHT #1: Hechtfliegenfischen auf Rügen

FLIEGENFISCHEN auf HECHT #1: Hechtfliegenfischen auf Rügen


I am Simon and this is my colleague Ole both of us work for the fly fishing company FLYRUS, in Germany for which we offer guided fishing trips to the Island of Rügen In Rügen you have fresh- and saltwater regions very close together respectively salty and freshwater critters often mingle in this area The abundance of food and the special salinity in this region let the pikes grow BIG Plus you can run in fish encounters, which you can hardly find anywhere else… Dude, that was again absolutely amazing… Before the clients arrive, the guides mostly fish by themselves And for this fishing trip, we have planed something quite unusual… As in regular fishing, fly fisher mostly use carbon fishing rods However, a friend of us told us that it would be also possible to target pike with the old fashioned bamboo rods And so we ended up with our buddy Peer, who is a famous bamboo rod builder I can hardly believe that it is possible to fish with bamboo rods for pike – especially since pike flies are so big That’s what I initially thought as well, especially since bamboo rods are normally said to have a very slow action which is normally quite undesirable in pike fly fishing I still don’t buy it. What can you tell us about this Peer? The only reason why bamboo rods originally had a soft action, is due to the fact that former fly lines had hardly any stretch effect and to avoid anglers setting the hook too harsh, they used to build the original bamboo rods very slow Basically it’s not a problem to build bamboo rods, which have a stiff action just as carbon fibre rods Ahh, I see. I initially thought bamboo is a soft material per se But do we also need to fish these obsolete old silk fishing lines then? Of course not. If you use a stiff bamboo rod, you can also use the modern plastic fly lines Sound good so far! So could you maybe borrow us one of your bamboo rods, so that we can test it? Sure Ok, then let’s make a battle: carbon rod vs. bamboo rod Ole: ok but I ll use carbon Alright, than the battle is on: BAMBOO vs. CARBON! I just wrap up your gear I m really curious whether this will work No thanks, he is the one who ll have to fish it Thanks Peer and have a good time… And with our new bamboo rod aboard, we headed towards Rügen That one is actually not too small So bamboo landed the first pike so far… You caught this one in the reed? Originally I assumed I was snagged until the snag suddenly started to become alive Yes man, congratulations Good fish! Yes bro! After the bamboo rod performed surprisingly well on the first day we also tested it under way worse conditions the next day… So this fish makes it 3 : 0 for bamboo ! That’s actually quite an interesting fish fighting experience Nice thing Congrats man! That makes it 12 : 1 ? Fishing bamboo was definitely an interesting experience Nonetheless, we will probably not switch entirely to bamboo in the future But by the way: Do you have a clue what kind of rods people used to fish in the 1980’s ?? What? You didn’t catch anything so far? I guess there are simply no fish in here…

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