In July-August 2017 we – me and my wife together with our daughter and our Czech son-in-law and his parents – spent a weekend in the Sumava National Park in southwestern Bohemia. We stayed at the pittoresque small town of Kasperske Hory, hiked in the surroundings and further away in most tremendous landscapes. We also visited nearby towns as Susice and smaller locations enjoying good food and coffee. Continue reading “Otava fish will make your reel sing”
We are at the Belgium Fly Fair 2019 in Charleroi on the 26-27th January. You are welcomed to visit our stand. Continue reading “Belgium Fly Fair 2019 in Charleroi on the 26-27th January”
Author: Paul Gaskell
With great memories of a fantastic trip to Sumava with Jan himself in 2012, here’s an exclusive sampler version of a long-form article from discover tenkara covering some of the best patterns for trout across a wide range of “schools” of fly fishing. Of course, the nymphs, dries and streamers that Jan demonstrated for us were used to great effect on the trout, brook trout, ide and grayling that fell for those charms!
Continue reading “Flies for Trout: A Taster on What to Tie & Buy”
Author: Bill Beddows
A few months ago I was sat at my vice pondering on the subject of “triggers”, those features of a fly that attract the fish’s attention. I then began to wonder how many triggers I could get on one fly. The pheasant tail nymph is a long term favourite of mine so I had a starting point. Continue reading “Fly Tying Trigger Happy”
There are a few people who have really influenced the development of fly fishing in recent years and Jan Šiman is, in my opinion, one of them. Many would argue that Czech nymphing isn’t fly fishing but if it requires the use of a fly and correct presentation forms a big part of the technique, then I think it is. What’s more, so does Fips Mouche, Fly Fishings international governing body so that’s settled! Continue reading “Jan Siman Czech Nymphing Masterclass, October 2018”
Fly Fishing Czech Republic- Bohemia, Fly Fishing Utopia
I have just returned from five days fly fishing Czech Republic. This was a trip to the Otava River in the Sumava National Park, better known as Bohemia. The area is a continuation of the Bavarian Forest of Germany, where I spend my summers. Due to the language difficulties, I had not previously thought of visiting the area, despite it being so close by. Continue reading “Fly fishing Czech Republic – Bohemia, fly fishing utopia”
Jason and Joan Randall from the USA were fishing Sumava rivers in July 2017. Photos by Joan Randall and Jan Siman.
John Davenport from USA-CO. Sumava rivers, August 2015. John visited us for several days during his vacancy in Europe. Continue reading “John Davenport, Sumava 2015”
Vlad Rusu, Silviu Stricat, Denisa Cernau, Liviu Neagoe, Smaranda Neagoe from Romania, fly fishing Otava river, August 2015. Photos Jan Siman and Liviu Neagoe.