Bonga!

Sight nymphing, the hardest, specially with a leader several feet long. You have to be able to spot the fish cast the nymph, make it sink naturally, wait it takes a current and that that current brings the nymph a way that looks so natural, the trout cannot resist. The only way you can know when to set the hook is by watching the trout’s behaviour or looking for its white mouth, wide open. You can also watch your leader or your connection. There are no strike indicator involved, this is hard core!  Lessons of frustration…the best cursing time you’ll ever have! Thanks François Goursaud and Marc Millieroux for that great film! And to have chosen one of our favourite tracks from Bonga: Mona ki ngi xica.

Hungry trout

Watch out, this is short, quick, and fulfilling! See how the twin brothers Brian and Colby Trow are having fun in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. If you were wondering why it’as always fun to go fihsing with a peer, it’s to be able to share moments like this one. You should get the whole film Blood Knot, you can rent it on Vimeo or buy it on iTunes. In the meantime you can watch this over and over:

Fishing, only fishing

When you’ve got it in your blood, when it takes everything you have, when nothing else matters, you’ve got to go fishing, nothing will stop you. Self portrait of Cal Clarke. How lucky is  he?

Trout in a box

The best way to visit a country, for us fly fishermen, is to walk along the river and meet the locals. What about following  , back to Wales?  

In the late 60s my father gave me a stuffed trout in a glass case for my birthday. Then I was a mad keen coarse angler, and though my father didn’t know the difference, trout weren’t my quarry. But the gift proved prophetic, and I took up fly fishing in 1979. Now I live in California and chase trout in many lovel parts of the world. Read more…

Meeting with El Capitán…following part

Where we found Lazaro El Capitán, on board La Carmen, talking about his Pépé poker epic fail, dropping them off on streets…

–It had to be tough, to be docked in remote Hungary…

–Sure was. Pépé hung around the Hungarian docks for a while, or at least he hung around the pubs… Then one morning, he stormed in our small maid’s room, drunk as hell, And he said “ ‘am offf ! ffound myselff a coaler to board on !” Then he slammed the door, and never came back. We only saw him again years later, near Arles.

–He left you stranded, so to say.

–Ha! Yep. So, then, my father and my mother survived for a while by selling products from the Aveyron region on Slavic markets, here and there, where

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That’s why we fish

All of it is there. All of it? Yes, all of it. There is no better film to remind us why we fish. Friendship, brotherhood, great outdoors, and that very peculiar feeling of freedom that one’s can feel when they fish, when you fish, when I fish. The soundtrack is a bliss, the images are beautiful. It’s an advertisemnt film or let’s say it’s a sponsored film, but nowadays, which film ins’t it? This one rocks!

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Menu!

As fly fishers we travel, a lot, of course some guys will tell you they never fish anywhere else but their river, but at Le Mouching, we are travelers. Here’s a great idea for all of you who are planning to come fishing and eating in France or a spanish speaking country (Cuba ? Argentina ?) as well as France or even Italy for the lucky ones who will be able to fish the Italian Alps (very useful in Slovenia too). Well here there are, a pack of three litte guides How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain to all the serets of  their cuisine, not the secrets of cooking but to make you feel comfortable reading a menu ! Size of a credit card, you’ll carry thoses wherever you’ll travel, and if you don’t travel, it’s a cool gift anyways!

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Carp

This is obviously the next fly fishing “niche”, a lot of kids are coming to fly fishing because they love the gear and the philosophy, but many of us do’nt have the luck to live by clear streams filled with trouts, and carp is just the most comon fish, you find it everywere. So ther’s no better playground than a river full of carp and you you think it’s an easy fish to catch, these beasts are picky and pull like a tractor once you hooke them! Great film, lot’s of fun, let’s go carpin’