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by steelehead
Wed May 27, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: The evolution of Catch and Release
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: The evolution of Catch and Release

Hi guys, in Germany C&R is prohibited by law, so angling equals catching fish for eating it and not for the sheer fun of it. However I see many anglers apply C&R because a) they do care about fish populations, which are not really on the rise and b) they do like the angling but not the fish eating.....
by steelehead
Tue May 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: The New Semi Automatic Fly Reels
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: The New Semi Automatic Fly Reels

I have never seen someone fish such a reel before, guess the market is rather small. However I do see some situations where it might be helpful, however that might be the time the automatic retrieve fails... A friend gave me an old "antique" DAM automatic reel that is a real joke - you might balance...
by steelehead
Mon May 18, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Lockdowns where you are
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Lockdowns where you are

Germany had a gentle lockdown, you were allowed to go shopping, fishing (at least where I live) and the like, except most shops where closed and you had to keep a distance to other people while being outside, plus practice social distancing to stop spreading the stuff. I started wearing simple face ...
by steelehead
Fri May 08, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Essential Level Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Essential Level Challenge

I really like this challenge, it is a good set for casting practice - seems equal to some instructor exams, without the theory and teaching part of course. As an intermediate beginner the major issue is doing it with good form, something only an instructor can evaluate. As most of the instructors I ...
by steelehead
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Lockdown Fitness
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Lockdown Fitness

Hi Paul, I guess you already have a nice setup on the battleship, but something everyone seems to love are rings and parallettes - rings make pullups and the like more difficult, as they add a wobbly complexity to the movement. A nice addon for the dumbell training might be a kettlebell, it seems to...
by steelehead
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Outdoor practice.....
Replies: 24
Views: 1167

Re: Outdoor practice.....

Nice work, Michael! Did not get a single word, but guess it is something about casting. Hard work, did not hear the "C-word" too often, meaning you've been living abroad for too long! :p Forwarded the video to some polish-speaking fishing friends... first reaction was a friendly "żółw", the fistbump...
by steelehead
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Gloss vs. Matte finish on rods.
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Gloss vs. Matte finish on rods.

Any suggestions on making your rod less shiny with minimal effort or without losing the manufacturers warranty? Paul mentioned matte varnish or a metal brush - but maybe there are other ways to achieve the same effect. And of course how to revert this in case of resale or rod repairs. Cheers, Christ...
by steelehead
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: [Fuck] Lock down days!
Replies: 30
Views: 1870

Re: [Fuck] Lock down days!

I already knew about that, after having read the chinese bus study https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3074351/coronavirus-can-travel-twice-far-official-safe-distance-and-stay . However the human body should be able to handle exposition - at least a short interval, such as when visiting ...
by steelehead
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Unintended Catches
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Unintended Catches

I generally catch everything I am not intending to catch... on seatrout mission I caught a starfish and a lumpfish. My first trout was a grayling, followed by a motherless minnow and every odd micro-fish to be found in trout streams. On chub mission I caught pike, perch and and eel - plus a bat and ...
by steelehead
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: [Fuck] Lock down days!
Replies: 30
Views: 1870

Re: [Fuck] Lock down days!

Lockdown sucks, but if it helps stopping the disease I'm ok with that. At the moment there is one weekly visit to the supermarket, wearing face mask and avoiding eye contact (it feels like that) while walking through an abandoned city. Feels like being in the movie "Omega Man" (or for the younger du...

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