Thursday, September 22, 2011

FlyFishing Austria

The long waited six day trip of the year finally happened. Two extra days spent on the road driving through Romania, Hungary and Austria to get to the western Alps. But who cared about being tired. This year wasn't to be Slovenia but another jewel of a country called..Österreich.

This is my first time fishing in the austrian Alps. Simply a breathtaking experience. Just like in the books. We had six days of hardcore flyfishing, tying and exploring. No guides, just a map from a fly shop and trunk full of fly rods. We wished we could have afforded six more days. This trip was simply unbelievable. We realized we need to come here at least once a year.

Everyone wants big rivers. Austria is renowned for very large trouts that can be caught. Maybe on our second trip. Me and my buddy are small water enthuziasts. This was pure wild trout heaven. On every river valley flowed drinkable water. It was the time to for those TXL's and especially the newly built Steffen Bros. fiberglass rods.

Did you say brook trout? Hell yeah..this is what we came for. And off course..we cheated. We saw a mid sized river and we couldn't help ourselves not to go after some big graylings. And yeap, there they were. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves..cheers!