My Best Graylings yet!
They're such a beautiful freshwater fish.
They were all of a similar size in the school
They were in schools, at the bottom of the fast water run in sections.
And this is really a pretty big one. Caught on a freezing cold 2 degrees at midday German Winter's day. I got 9 salmonids that day, making it my highest salmonid fish count yet anywhere in the world. 1 Rainbow, 1 or 2 browns and about 7 Grayling. And people say that Germany doesn't have good fly-fishing...?!
A couple of the German Winter Rainbows
Taken on a messy pale emerger mayfly pattern in a flat water slick
European Beech Forest (Buche) in the Fall
And gorgeous, wild, native, free-rising brown trout, that have been here in these German forests forever, they were living there in the days when there were still bears and wolves and real Mammoths - not just on people's hiking boots.
Butter coloured in their Autumn coats.