Omme Å 29/5-09

After two weeks in China as a tourist I needed to go fishing and I headed for some dry fly fishing. I started in Gudenaaen at Aastedbro and saw some mayflies – both the big Danicas and the yellow Sulphuria. There were not o lot of flies but it should be sufficient for some activity at the surface, but after two hours at the stream I had not seen any activity at all. Then I moved to Omme å near Filskov but here there were almost no flies. After an hour I saw a fish and made some casts for it and actually I got  some takes here by blindfishing. Not my prefered way of dry fly fishing but I had to do something. I ended catching five greyling and one brown trout but most were fingersized. I had one nice greyling around 40 cm which made my day on this boring day with almost no surface activity. Better luck next time.

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Tange sø – Gudenåen 3/5-09

A pontoon boat trip with Henrik, Thomas and John.  We started very early in the morning at  4 AM looking for white fish taking mosquitos on Tange Sø, actually I started even earlier as I made a mistake and come one hour too early – very bad timing. For the first time ever there were almost no mosquitos and then there were no fish at the surface. So a beautiful sunrise at the lake but I never wet my line.

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After breakfast we headed for Kongensbro to drift to Tange sø in our pontoon boats while fishing for pikes.  We started quite slow but after a break the pikes showed interest in our big flash flies. Thomas had many takes but had problems hooking the fish. This may be related to his choice of rod. He used a #4 TCR!

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Thomas finally hooked a fish and the rod was in for some hard work.

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Finally Thomas can present his first pike on a #4 rod, a pike in the 7 pounds range.

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On the way back Thomas dragged the fly behind the boat and in this way he got two pikes. The last one was 18-20 pounds but we never got the final photo as the leader broke while handling the fish. In this trolling fishing we are convinced that the use of discs in front of the fly is is very important.

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Henrik with a 17 pounds pike his best out of 7 pikes for the day.