Charleroi

Today, most of the Mouching Team will crash the Fly party at the Sambrexpo Hall in Charleroi. Except for Flèche, who’s try to catch a gnu on a chironomid — if I’m not mistaken. Lots of friends will be there. Maybe there will be stuff to buy too.

Come see us!
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Rio app

Rio AppThe Rio app, we talked about it after meeting Simon Gawesworth at Efftex last spring we were thrilled by the idea, now, you can downlaod the app and use’ it! It works really well, I’ve been able to check that I had the right lines with my Loop Cross S1′s or my Sage’s rods… the right line for the right rod for the right fish! It even asks you if you a beginner or a pro… I love that app! Simon explains to you how it works, pretty nefty! And it’s free!  

Ardeche hell.

Le mouching, Fly fishing,Hell in the Pacific“DAMNED!”, I thought, almost out loud, at the sight of tourists wading in the water of my secret spot; no longer secret. I’ll just go and take a look further down river, beyond the bend. Because of yesterday’s rain storm, the path alongside the river was invaded by broken branches which rendered it as difficult as one often finds young pubescent girls difficult. So I decided to bear away from the river to the interior path (which was no problem, I know area like the back of my hand). Read more…

Peute

I thought : March is not that far ahead, we should do a series for those of us who are filling the fly boxes of the opening.

Peute is an old French rural idiom. It means ugly. This thing is one of the best known classics in French fly-tying. Holistic and impressionnist in its design, it does not aim at reproducing anything specific, but rather looks generally yummy to our scaly friends. It was invented by Henri Bresson a pioneer of the sport. The Peute has caught more fish in France than most other patterns, and it’s a must have in the season’s opening box. Here’s an interesting variant by David Seguin, with a body in yellow quill and an underwing in cdc.

A little tip : like many others, I think it’s better to find a feather of proper size for the wing because cutting it damages its behavior.

Charleroi, Fly Show 2015

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The Stickers

The Stickers You can put them wherever you want, on your car, your flybox, your window, your motorcycle, your shop, your desk, your laptop, you rodtube, your neighbor’s gate, stick them wherever you feel like it! 13,5$/12€  plus shipping outside of France.

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Hooké flies

Yay! Let’s support their amazing work and buy their flies!

We’ve been thinking about it and you’ve been asking for it for a while, and we finally did it. In collaboration with Gaspé Fly, here’s a selection of our favourite salmon flies and striped bass flies, available (in very limited quantities!) on our online shop.
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WET FLIES

JONES SPECIAL SILVER SINGLE #3 , SILVER RAT TRAD. #6 , ALLY’S SHRIMP #4 , GREEN HIGHLANDER #4 , JOHN OLIN- LONGWING TD #6 , PAUL CARON’S STONEFLY #7 , PICASSE #3 , GREEN SPEY GOLD SINGLE #5 , BLACK BEAR GREEN BUTT #6

DRY FLIES

LABATT BLUE WHITE TAIL HOT ORANGE HACKLE #4 , GRAY WHITE TAIL BROWN HACKLE #6 , CHOCOLATE WHITE TAIL BROWN HACKLE #6

Black & pike

Cool footage from the guys at Goldtown Films. Great sense of rythm. Nice pike action, nice carbon bend and nice loops too (pun intended). And some interesting images about the complications you’re likely to have to deal with when you’re two people flyfishing with big streamers on the same boat. Wear a hat and your shades all the time. And be ready to backcast.