Trout – LOOP https://www.looptackle.com Connecting Fly fishers worldwide Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:52:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 NEW – SDS Shooting Head Kits https://www.looptackle.com/sds-shooting-heads-kits/ https://www.looptackle.com/sds-shooting-heads-kits/#respond Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:07:49 +0000 https://www.looptackle.com/?p=219306 Introducing SDS Shooting Heads a brand new multi tip line series in Scandi, Switch and Skagit weights, featuring, running lines, heads, tips and micro tips.

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Irish Gold https://www.looptackle.com/irish-gold-trout-fishing/ https://www.looptackle.com/irish-gold-trout-fishing/#respond Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:52:22 +0000 https://www.looptackle.com/?p=3769 Late August in the South of Ireland can be a tricky time for Trout Fishing. But today I was spending the day on the river Nire. The river Nire is a tributary of the river Suir. The Suir itself is famous for its dry fly fishing. This river system has a fantastic natural abundance of … Continued

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Late August in the South of Ireland can be a tricky time for Trout Fishing. But today I was spending the day on the river Nire. The river Nire is a tributary of the river Suir. The Suir itself is famous for its dry fly fishing. This river system has a fantastic natural abundance of insect life. This in turn supports a very impressive stock of wild Brown Trout.

 

I was on my way to meet Andrew Ryan who owns and runs Clonanav fly fishing. Andrew controls the Trout Fishing on the Nire and on a section of the river Suir. After a brief visit to his shop (Andrew is also Irelands main Loop dealer) we set of for our days fishing together. As the water was low and clear we both decided to go with a long leader, about 15 feet and a nymph suspended by a parachute dry fly,  also know as New-Zealand style.

 

We approached the first pool and very carefully peered over the grass into the water. What we saw was very impressive. Up to half a dozen trout between 2 and 4 pound are holding station midwater feeding away on nymphs. This is a familiar sight on the Nire but it sparks that boyish excitement every time you see it. This is no accident as Andrew maintains a strict catch and release policy on this river, that is now 20 years in effect and really pays off! We decided to work as a team, taking turns, one of us spotting the fish the other casting to them.

 

It’s a very challenging style of Trout Fishing but also very rewarding, sight fishing for these large wild Brown Trout, especially when you watch with anticipation as your nymph drifts past and you see the Trouts gills flare and suddenly the small pool explodes as one of these “lumps” make a bid for freedom! Frantic stuff. Andrew and I both work as guides in the area and it is so nice to spend the day working together trying to tempt theses wonderful fish.

 

The hours fly by and before we know it, dusk is upon us. Thought’s turn to the dry fly and sedges. However cool winds kill our chances for an evening rise. The joys of August! However there is a local pub on the bank of the river and Andrew orders a couple of pints while I light a fire outside. We sit around the fire as darkness turns, drinking a pint of Guinness on the bank of the river reminiscing about such a fantastic days Trout Fishing in a very special place.

 

OUR TACKLE OF CHOICE:
Evotec Cast Medium 9’0″ #4
Cross sx 9’0″ #5
Evotec FW 3/5
Evotec FW 4/6
Opti Stream WF 4
Opti Flow WF 5

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Váh River Dry Fly Dreams https://www.looptackle.com/vah-river-dry-fly-dreams/ https://www.looptackle.com/vah-river-dry-fly-dreams/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:53:15 +0000 http://www.looptackle.com/?p=3706 The summer was underway and is always the best time for catching trout on a dry fly! Although Slovakia isn’t a very big country, it offers various possibilities for Trout and Grayling fishing. On our last fishing trip, we decided to venture to our longest river, the river Váh and its upper course in the … Continued

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The summer was underway and is always the best time for catching trout on a dry fly! Although Slovakia isn’t a very big country, it offers various possibilities for Trout and Grayling fishing. On our last fishing trip, we decided to venture to our longest river, the river Váh and its upper course in the Liptov region. There are many stretches of the river where catch and release are practised. The chances of catching a trophy Trout, Grayling or Huchen are very high.

 

My friends and I spent a few days there, however the weather wasn’t very summerlike. It was quite changeable; warm days were followed by rainy days and it resembled what we actually call April weather. However, the fish didn’t seem to mind. They continued picking the dry fly off the surface, even in the heavy rain. During this season of the year, I prefer fishing on Caddis flies. Luckily while it was raining, the fish were very active on the surface all throughout the day. During the sunny days, we were mainly catching on nymphs. But the fish would start to take insects from the surface again when the sun had set behind the horizon.

A TROUT TO REMEMBER

 

The most beautiful Rainbow Trout I managed to catch, was when I was fishing with my friend Vladimir. As the evening came, we took to the river at a particular place called “Over the island”. Here features a strong predatory stream, where it crosses several stones under which are slow flowing waters and an ideal place for big Trout! We studied the surface and finally saw a big fish rising about five meters from where we were standing! Vladimir cast his fly but without success. After a few casts he tried some different patterns. Again and again, this fish completely ignored his fly and several times showed us his massive back, breaking the surface just like a dolphin. Vladimir changed his fly again for another attempt and when the fish showed, Vladimir said: “Damn it, Kurt you try it!”

 

So I cast my peacock caddis fly on the surface. Within a split second the fish had surfaced and eaten my fly on the first cast! A spectacular fight followed and we were rewarded with a beautiful Trout measuring in at about 60 cm in length and on my Cross S1 9’ #4. When I returned the fish back into the water, Vladimir asked me: “Which fly did you use?” “The Green Caddis that you gave me this morning”, I said, and we both laughed with huge smiles for what had been an excellent memory on this beautiful river!

MAKING MEMORIES

I always meet a lot of friends there, who are not only from Slovakia, but this summer I met a friend from the Canary Islands. He was absolutely amazed by the beauty of our nature. It was the first time he has left his native land. We all managed to catch a large number of Rainbow Trout, and also some Brown Trout and Grayling. It was a really enjoyable experience and I thank God for being a fly fisherman.

DRY FLY FISHING BY KURT KONRAD

 

PRODUCTS USED IN THIS EXPEDITION :

 

Cross S1 9’0” #4/ SX 9’0” #5
Evotec Reels
Opti lines
Lainio Wading Jacket
Rautas Hiking Jacket
Loop Wool
Dry Backpack 40 & Dry Duffle Bag 90

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New website for atlantic rivers https://www.looptackle.com/loop-life-aroc-new-website/ https://www.looptackle.com/loop-life-aroc-new-website/#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:44:42 +0000 http://www.looptackle.com/?p=3432 AROC – Atlantic Rivers Outfitting COmpany New Website After some serious quality time on the water with our production team, we’re happy to announce the launch of our Atlantic Rivers (AROC) website.   For more information on our packages visit http://www.atlanticrivers.com/ & https://www.looptackle.com/lodges/   To have a look at what goes on in our state of the … Continued

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AROC – Atlantic Rivers Outfitting COmpany New Website

After some serious quality time on the water with our production team, we’re happy to announce the launch of our Atlantic Rivers (AROC) website.

 

For more information on our packages visit http://www.atlanticrivers.com/ & https://www.looptackle.com/lodges/

 

To have a look at what goes on in our state of the art LOOP Endorsed lodges, check our latest film from St. Lewis River Lodge. This is an angling paradise for those keen on pursuing Atlantic Salmon with a dry fly. Situated in southern Labrador, we’ve been fishing this section of water since 1995.

 

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Check out the St.Lewis River Lodge.

 

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