Spring 2003 pictures - Global FlyFisher

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Boil
Boil
When garfish mate they create boils like this one, clearly visible from far away. No surprising the fish are not particularly interested in flies during this act. But afterwards...
Cliffs
Cliffs
Clifss like these are present on many stretches of coast in Denmark. Apart from mudding up the water on very windy days, they a very nice addition to a beautiful coastline.
Ebb
Ebb
The tide is rarely this low, and usually this very dry spot holds fish. The typical tide in Denmark is from a few inches to a foot or so.
Fly in the mouth...
Fly in the mouth...
..of the angler. Don't we all do it? Put the fly between the lips while we prepare the tippet. A wonder so few actually get stuck.
Garfish
Garfish
Garfish can be pursuated to take larger flies like this Copper Shrimp, but really small, bright flies size 10-14 are the right choice for these large eyed hunters. The problem is one of hooking. The fish will see and strike the larger fly, but the hook will rarely penetrate the hard mouth. Smaller flies have a greater chance of sticking once they have a grip.
Hazy sun
Hazy sun
A typical hazy sundown. This type of weather comes from a combination of warm air and cold water.
How low can you go?
How low can you go?
Fish this size are often stupid and greedy. This is actually a sea trout, which opened its mouth over a fly almost too big to fit inside it.
It's da' LAW
It's da' LAW
This is my trusty LAW reel, which has seen a lot of combat action, but still performs like nothing else.
Jorgen's Devil
Jorgen's Devil
The orange fly, Jorgens's Devil, is very good for the cold part of the season, and this sea trout - or possibly a salmon - from Bornholm could not stand the temptation.
Martin with a sea trout
Martin with a sea trout
GFF partner Martin with a large female fish from Danish island Bornholm
Put a bend in that rod!
Put a bend in that rod!
Ken doing what all casting instructors urge you to do for distance. Ken will lay out close to 100 feet or 30 meters of line - even in the water while fishing.
Slim trout... or is it a salmon?
Slim trout... or is it a salmon?
This slim but nicely silvery trout could actually very well be a salmon, which are regularly met on the coast around Denmark.
Smallish
Smallish
A smallish sea trout taken on a nice spring day on the Danish coast.
Spring fish
Spring fish
A typical spring sea trout - silvery, somewhat slim, but very beautiful. This is not a big fish, but close to the average of the trout you will catch when fishing on the Danish coast.
Sunny winter day
Sunny winter day
Fishing on the Danish coast a day like this is nice, but rarely productive. The water is very cold and almost without life.
Teeth and eyes
Teeth and eyes
Garfish have several predominant features: long slender body, a toothy beak and large eyes. They primarily hunt utilizing their sight and will often see even small flies on a fair distance.




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