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jpbfly 04-16-2010 09:01 AM

A river runs....downstairs!
 
My friend Jan is a lucky angler...he has a C&R section just in front of his flat:eek:....he can watch the trout from his balcony !! put on his waders ,take the lift or the stairs and be on the water:D!!A few weeks ago he called me to invite me.Jan is an old friend but we don’t meet as often as we’d like to.Jan took part in flyfishing competitions for years(France champion twice, World champion once…among others)I know people on the forum don’t like flyfishing competitions…I don’t either, but Jan is not only a great fisherman he’s a nice guy who’s always done his best to promote and teach flyfishing to teenagers as well as to protect fish and environment..So it was a great pleasure for me to spend a day fishing with him.As the trout are over fished on nymph and get spooky we both fished on dry…that was the good choice,we could land at least fifteen bows between 40 and 55 cm which fought bravely before being in the net.The weather was perfect,the water clear and the fish active,Jan's wife had cooked a good lunch for us:p… and after a while you forget you're fishing in town...certainly one of my best outings of the season:)
View from Jan's balcony
http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/12/25/58/99/metz_011.jpg
Jan with a plump bow.
http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/12/25/58/99/metz_015.jpg
JP with a....smaller bow:D
http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/12/25/58/99/metz_016.jpg
The river before we left.
http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/12/25/58/99/metz_017.jpg

mcnerney 04-16-2010 09:05 AM

Re: A river runs....downstairs!
 
JP: Thanks for posting the great fishing report and photos! Looks like you two had a great day on the water. Jan is indeed fortunate to live right on the river.

Larry

HuronRiverDan 04-16-2010 09:06 AM

Re: A river runs....downstairs!
 
Nice report and pics JP...Jan is a lucky man, would be very nice to be able to watch your river from your balcony...

Dan

FrankB2 04-16-2010 10:06 AM

Re: A river runs....downstairs!
 
Was there a rabble present? :D

Seriously....that's excellent! Who stocks the trout in France? Local gov't?
I don't know that I'd want to be a competitive fly angler, but I bet there's a lot to be learned from knowing one.

Jimmie 04-16-2010 11:10 AM

Re: A river runs....downstairs!
 
You guys have a pretty spot there. It was fun to see the place and the nice fish you caught. Enjoyed your report.

simmons_j_m 04-16-2010 11:39 AM

Re: A river runs....downstairs!
 
Beautiful looking river... you're a lucky guy to have a good friend on a prime fishing spot. Thanks for sharing your adventure :thumbsup:

Justin

ddombos2 04-16-2010 12:54 PM

Re: A river runs....downstairs!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FrankB2 (Post 88762)
Was there a rabble present? :D

Seriously....that's excellent! Who stocks the trout in France? Local gov't?
I don't know that I'd want to be a competitive fly angler, but I bet there's a lot to be learned from knowing one.

Frank, you are cracking me up with your rantings against rabble.

Congrats JP, on a fine outing, and to Jan on an outstanding real estate purchase.

jpbfly 04-16-2010 03:09 PM

Re: A river runs....downstairs!
 
Thanks guys;)
Originally Posted by FrankB2
Was there a rabble present?
Frank...there were a few spectators...who didn't throw stones at us:Dbut cheered and applauded us:worthy::Dmust admit the tickets are quite cheap when we're on tour:D:D

mrpro 04-16-2010 03:18 PM

Re: A river runs....downstairs!
 
Wow, thanks for that.

We are driving down to the South of France in a few weeks, I might have to wet a line there!!!

jpbfly 04-17-2010 03:27 PM

Re: A river runs....downstairs!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mrpro (Post 88783)
Wow, thanks for that.

We are driving down to the South of France in a few weeks, I might have to wet a line there!!!

Where are you going exactly?....might give you some fishing infos;)


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