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Posted 10-12-2011 at 12:15 PM by jpbfly

I don't forget Old Herrero and Jeannot.
They're both now in heaven.
Old Herrero was a trout specialist and a great spinning fisherman.I enjoyed fishing with him and learning from him about trout behaviour...he knew a lot and enabled me to catch big ones at the time there were some left on the lower section of the Lergue.As he had no car I picked him up at home...He put his gear in the boot and got into the car wearing his checked slippers I haven't got any pic of him but I wrote...
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Fishing friends 4

Posted 10-09-2011 at 11:09 AM by jpbfly

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I met Jean-Marc when I ran a fishing school, he was one of my first students.If I had to caracterize him with one word I would say helpful.He's the kind of guy you can trust and rely on.He lives only 10 km from home so we meet and fish together very often.He's a quiet guy and although he's a very experienced fisherman he always asks for advice and often underestimates himself.He's always in good mood so he's a great fishing buddy.We went to Austria several times together and had a good...
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Posted 10-05-2011 at 12:33 PM by jpbfly

Jan.
I was asked to interview Jan for a french magazine in the early nineties.At that time he had already been France champion twice and bronze medal in the World Championship.So when I met him first and fished with him all afternoon before the interview I was a bit intimidated but I discovered a kind guy and we had a good time together.Since then we've become friends and even if we don't meet very often ,we always keep in touch and go fishing together a few times a year.When he stopped taking...
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Posted 09-27-2011 at 03:43 PM by jpbfly

F....The Fischmeister.
I met Roland long ago when the "fishing federation" asked me to create a fishing school,he proposed to help me.So we ran the school together for some years and then guided in Austria during the summer.That's why we called him the fischmeister which is a german word.When we fished the Loisach we had to cross the border several times a day for a part of the river is in Austria and the other in Germany... after a while ,when they saw us coming the customs officers...
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Posted 09-25-2011 at 12:11 PM by jpbfly
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Just decided to start a blog...first ever
Want to talk about my fishing buddies.Alphabetic order...
Batistou.
Jean Baptiste is a tall guy nearly two meters I met him for the first time when I was guiding in Austria.He belonged to the group of three I was in charge with.Since then we became friends and often go fishing together.More often now for he's stopped his sportsman career as a professional volley ball player and then coach.He won the France cup,took part in...
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