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    Smile A river runs....downstairs!

    My friend Jan is a lucky angler...he has a C&R section just in front of his flat....he can watch the trout from his balcony !! put on his waders ,take the lift or the stairs and be on the water!!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… 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

    Jan with a plump bow.

    JP with a....smaller bow

    The river before we left.

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    Default 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

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    Default 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

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

    Was there a rabble present?

    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.

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    Default 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.

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    Beautiful looking river... you're a lucky guy to have a good friend on a prime fishing spot. Thanks for sharing your adventure

    Justin

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

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB2 View Post
    Was there a rabble present?

    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.

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    Default 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 usbut cheered and applauded usmust admit the tickets are quite cheap when we're on tour

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    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!!!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mrpro View Post
    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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