Polder + Pike

Polder  [pohl-der]: noun; a track of low land, especially in the Netherlands, reclaimed from the sea or other body of water and protected by dikes.

Pike [pahyk]: noun; any of several large, slender, voracious freshwater fishes of the genus Esox, having a long, flat snout. 

Polder Pike Challenge : [pohl-der] + [pahyk] + [chal-inj] :  Short video of our trip in the Polders, The Nederlands in December 2014. Article available on rodtrip.com 

What else can we say? it’s cold and you fish the polders, it brings you joy and happiness.

Fly Fishing in Iceland

Great teaser from Benoit de Vilmorin for Fly Fishing in Iceland, it just makes us want to stop whatever we’re doing and head to the land of snow and fire to have fun with Atlantic salmon and trout! From all the feedback we have, Gummi, the owner is a hell of a nice guy to fish with!

Guides, fly fishing guides.

“…Guiding is a totally different thing from fishing, ” That very simple sentence makes the whole difference. That’s probably why there are some “guides” and some “good guides”! Guiding requires much more than just knowing how to fish, it requires something much bigger than that, it requires being able to share, to be humble and caring! That’s why it’s difficult to be a good guide…it requires human skills that very few humans have. That’s why we love guides, that’s why we always take a guide whereever we go because it’s much more than fishing, we love guides and we cannot wait to watch this documentary : Through The Guides !

Punta Allen from above

Our friend Alain Morizot give us as a greeting card : some bird’s views from Punta Allen, Mexico (This is not a fly fishing film)! I always wanted to take a drone while fishing the flats but I was always afraid of two things. First that the drone would crash in the water, second that the drone, or its shadow, would spook the fish…. I cannot wait to see Alain’s next film to see how he managed to avoid that! But I have a question, for a lot of  filmmakers: Why on earth do you have to put Teutonic Knights music on your videos?

Paris Fly Fishing Show 2015 = Free tickets!

Paris Fly Fishing SHow 2015

The Paris Fly Fishing Show  2015  is just around the corner! SInce we are very nice people, we are giving away FIFTY tickets! Yes, 50 !!! All you need to do is send us an email  with subject “PFFS15“, than you’ll be on a guest list at the entrance !Paris fly fishing show 2015

Yaute’s fly fisherman

Here a cool blog from Michael Georges (not George Michael!) fly fisher from Savoie, French Alps, we love his pictures. Ttake a tour on his website and enjoy a day fishing on Savoyards rivers! 

Losing yourself

Our friends from Brother on The Fly, meeting Jazz and Fly Fishing… it’s the Scandinavian connection! Jazz, fantastic landscapes, amazing rivers, beautiful fish. I’m not sure I’m going to spend my summer in my beloved French Mountains, I might take my whole family to Scandinavia! This is Episode #1, out of 3… we are already hooked!

Paris Fly Fishing Show 2015

Paris FLy FIshing Show 2015Paris Fly Fishing Show 2015: Title says it all! If you are in Paris on the 27th and 28th of February, it’s a must! Not only you’ll get a chance to meet manufacturers like JMC and try their rods, but also Marc Petit Jean who’ll explain everything about his famous CDC, you could book a trip with Planet Fly Fishing, shop around at the many retailers present at the show, there is a lso a fly tying contest and many other opportunities to feed your addiction!  See you there !