You gotta toothbrush? We’re goin’ fishing!

“You gotta toothbrush? We’re goin’ fishin’! You hear that Laurent? We’re goin’ fishin’!”

This is almost what I said to Laurent this morning from Le Mouching headquarters. He’s lost somewhere in Picardie, waiting for his flight…

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Anti-nazi catfish.

Le mouching, fly fishing, OderI would bet my right hand that few of you have passed your fishing vacations at Krosno Odrzanskie.

Never the less, if there’s one place in the world of barbares where I would like to wet my line, it is certainly Krosno Odrzanskie and the reason is quite simple.

A river runs through the middle of this charming village, the Oder, to be exact; the river also serves as the border between Germany and Poland. Well that’s nothing to laugh about you might say with a note of impatience in your voice. Just wait a minute my friends, I’m getting there.

Frolicking in this river, besides the charming native blondes, are Catfish that, in terms of size and weight, would make the most obese citizens of Oklahoma seem like anorexic mosquitos. Read more…

Le Mouching in Bahamas

Almost packed… of course I’m bringing too much gear! But I want to try to catch all the species we’re going to come accross… from bonefish to shark… So I need the right rods and lines. We found out that there is an internet connection where we’ll be, so stay tuned starting this Sathurday, we’ll have a daily update! in the meantime, I’m still packing… we’ll be in Crooked Island, Bahams for a week. If you are around, come have a drink!packing gear

Farquhar, Seychelles

On an island far far away, you are close to heaven, it has a taste of what heaven could be…This film is long enough to get a rough idea of the many things to do there…fish, fish and fish again! For bone, for GT’s, all of them will try to treat your gear badly, have fun! I know what you are going to say ” you said : We won’t show Go Pro films anymore”  well…we were wrong, some will be shown!

New Zealand’s best

One of the website’s I really like to spend time on is The Gear Patrol, and guess what I found today? “The Best Fly Fishing Lodges in New Zealand, a Fisherman’s Eldorado“! It’s the perfect timing, it’ll give you time to think about it, plan your trip and save money for it…. since the fishing season starts in December… in the meantime, check the article, you’ll have enought to dream for a good while!Gear Patrol

Hooké, Bahamas

The gang from Hooké decided it was too cold in Québec so they headed south, Bahamas, Long Island, they’re having fun!

To go fishing, soon…

During last winter, in the cold, we anticipated much those trips in the sunny days, when the warmth is back.

Then, held by music, fantasizing on a map an unknown river, a place to fish, we indulged in hopes and dreams. I remember how exciting it was to build first 9′ – 9wt rod. I was already there!  Up on the bench of the boat! Casting my fly everywhere, all the time!

Today the Mouching headquarters are buzzing; everybody is preparing something, checking travel details or waders, sharing wisdom about flies, tie it in yellow… and big! –Oh come on…that will be fine –Yeah ,well done this one, little bit strange but it will not spook pikes I guess.

Remind me to tie emerging March Browns, do not focus on May flies…

Have to re-think all the small thing, to select and to organize flies in boxes, and not to forget anything this time…Well…we already succeed without that but…but. Anyway, to mind every small thing is a part of the trip and it will be all fine certainly, you will see.

Tomorrow it will be a day less to wait and this is good. It is good because next saturday Laurent and I are flying to Ireland…

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Thight Loop, kickstarter

You remember Tight Loop? Of course you do, they offered us some of the best short films on fly fishing the East Coast. But this time, we’re going to help them to make something bigger, we are all going to throw in a coin so they can make their documentary, a road movie, going fishing in Montana driving a Volswagen Transporter from Main… Support their project and join Kickstarter! Click on the picture below, they’l explain that to you much better than we’ll ever do!Tight Loop Kickstarter