2014 Freshwater Fly Fishing – A Year Reviewed

2014 was a great year for me, caught a big variety of species starting first of all with pike, walleye, perch, trout, grayling, char, carp and almost a wels catfish. All in one and of course my biggest love were the pikes and in this respect this year was outstanding, exceeded all my expectations

What made this years so special? I think it is the fact that for the first time I’m really satisfied and glad about the locations I’m allowed to fish here in my home country. I know that usually real satisfactions comes when you leave the pressure of catching fish at home and enjoy the nature and the fishing itself. This is exactly the point and it happened in that way with the bonus of catching fish too. Most of all I had great fun with my buddies going out for fishing and joking around.

The biggest surprise this year? That I didn’t kill a rod so far. All in all I try to preserve my gear but when it comes for catching a fish I’m not faint-hearted and you can’t making omelette without breaking eggs. I had each year breaking rods but this year so far I only had one when saltwater fishing. I’m this year more the fly line killer :-)

The most magnificent moment of this year? By far it was the moment on Rügen when we spotted chasing pikes on the surface and casting to them. Such a thing I was always dreaming about. Casting to them was one of the most exciting fishing I have ever done before. It is like sight casting to a rising brown trout and the moment when the brown breaks the surface to take your fly. Outstanding!

What will change next year? I’m this year a bit sad that I neglected a bit our beautiful trouts here in Austria. This is why we are famous for. The years before I had a more healthy balance between trout and pike fishing but you can’t fight your addictions. Next year this will change, I promise. I’m thirsty for dry fly fishing for rising salmonids

Some facts for this year.

Facts: Year 2014
Days out for fishing: 65 47% less
Total hours fished: 305 25% less
Blank days : 13 369% less
Pikes caught: 146 48% more
Other fish caught: 96 208% less
Biggest Pike: 102cm 2% longer
Average Size: 62 2% longer
Fish taken home for the table; 2 Pikes 1 Walleye and and a handful trouts equal
Favorite Fly; Red and silver flash fly

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Autumn
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Winter
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I wish you all a happy new year and tons of fish for you in 2015.

Thank you very much for following my blog. I hope you had the same fun reading my blogs like I had writing them

greetings
Philipp

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3 thoughts on “2014 Freshwater Fly Fishing – A Year Reviewed

  1. Hi Philipp,
    großartige Bilder und die Statistik ist ohnehin beeindruckend!!! Dein Blog ist wirklich außergewöhnlich und ich wünsche dir für 2015 weiterhin so gute Fänge, so wunderschöne Fotos und so wunderbare Berichte, damit wir alle weiterhin daran teilhaben können.

    LG, Simon
    ps. vielleicht geht es sich im Frühling mal aus gemeinsam ans Wasser zu gehen.

    • Hi Fabio

      Wow, thats awesome. But it looks in real live even more outstanding. I really want to go back there but the world offers more places like Aitutaki so I want to see them all. I’m looking forward to my this years trip.

      greets and thanks for your post
      Philipp

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