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So, in the few times I've been on the local rivers, I've never seen anyone of authority - game warden, fisheries constable, etc. Who patrols the waters to make sure people are duly licensed and aren't poaching and/or keeping undersized fish?
They are definitely out there for sure!! I have had run-ins. Fortunately,
they were good run-ins.

<<ral options/locations in the Bahamas which I need to look in to, and also a recommendation for the Seychelles. I have been told that now (ish) till March is good in the Seychelles, this time is very difficult for me because it is the season for the Lodge in Brasil so it will probably have to be the Bahamas or somewhere else. Take a look at this link, these are some of the options I have and I know the bloke as he is an agent for the Lodge I work for http://www.anglingdestinations.com/Destinations.php

It would be good to meet up for fishing chat, are you ever round Zug/Zurich way?

woops, we seem to have gone off topic a bit here. I'll send you a PM

Cheers

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Have you guys ever fly fished in Belize? I was thinking about going
there in the fall. I am also in Zug, and I am looking for fly-fishing
destinations near and far.
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I haven't fished Belize, but did manage to get to Crooked Island in the Bahamas this year, I would recommend it.
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Re: Flyfishing Switzerland

Hello! I am moving to the Vaud region for the year from Canada and am keen to do some fly fishing while I am there. Would anyone have some recommendations on what rods weights to pack?
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Hello! I am moving to the Vaud region for the year from Canada and am keen to do some fly fishing while I am there. Would anyone have some recommendations on what rods weights to pack?
If I could just take one rod, it'd be a 5 or 6 wt. A little overkill for some of the smaller rivers, but helpful for a windy alpine lake.
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So perhaps a 4 wt and 6 wt combination would cover it?
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Re: Flyfishing Switzerland

Hello fellow fly-fishermen,

I'm trying to plan my winter holidays, and I can't imagine proper holidays without a fly rod. Would you have any advice on some warm place (wife needs a beach ), not crowded, and reasonably close from Europe? Say, within ~10 hour travel? I see that people recommend Seychelles, but it's a bit far, although it's a possibility. Anything closer which offers good fly fishing in winter?
If anyone is interested to meet for a beer around Zurich, please let me know. I would be glad to chat about fishing in Switzerland and other places, and can share my favorite spots on the US West coast, if anybody wants to go there (fantastic place for fly fishing, btw).
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Re: Flyfishing Switzerland

Hi

Crooked Island, Bahamas. Guides were great, fishing great, and nice beach a few seconds walk for the wife.
Really friendly people, and we plan to go back in the spring. If you want any more info just let me know. (I don't work for the Lodge there, just a very positive experience)

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Thanks! I'd love to go the Caribbean, but this is even further than the Seychelles...
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Has anyone mentioned J.R. Hartley yet?
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Hello fellow fly-fishermen,

I'm trying to plan my winter holidays, and I can't imagine proper holidays without a fly rod. Would you have any advice on some warm place (wife needs a beach ), not crowded, and reasonably close from Europe? Say, within ~10 hour travel? I see that people recommend Seychelles, but it's a bit far, although it's a possibility. Anything closer which offers good fly fishing in winter?
If anyone is interested to meet for a beer around Zurich, please let me know. I would be glad to chat about fishing in Switzerland and other places, and can share my favorite spots on the US West coast, if anybody wants to go there (fantastic place for fly fishing, btw).
I just got back from Montana, and the fishing was only OK....

This doesn't answer your question, but I still want to do my fishing
license in Switzerland....

Have you thought about South Africa? It is an 8 hour flight.
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Re: Flyfishing Switzerland

Thanks! South Africa? Hope it's not something like the tigerfish, that would be too much of an adventure .

I haven't fished Montana much, just a bit in Yellowstone which was great. But I heard that Montana can be hard.
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Thanks! South Africa? Hope it's not something like the tigerfish, that would be too much of an adventure .

I haven't fished Montana much, just a bit in Yellowstone which was great. But I heard that Montana can be hard.
A friend of mine fishes in South Africa. Mainly, you catch rainbows and browns. He fishes not too far from Capetown although I cannot tell
you exactly where.

My wife loves South Africa and is begging me to go. Maybe I can
get in some fly fishing.
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Any advice on fly fishing in Seychelles on a budget? Does such thing as "bugdet" even exist in Seychelles? Where can one fish without a guide there?
Thanks in advance.
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No advice?
The internet is full of stories about amazing fishing on Aphonse Island, but the prices are just ridiculous. Did anyone here fish on one of the inner islands? Are there any good flats where fishing is allowed? Thanks!
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Re: Flyfishing Switzerland

Hi 2X2

have a look and post a question on this website/forum, you may find something
www.sexyloops.com

If you want some info on Montana I have a good contact out that way (he is an agent, so no free info, but he is very good) pm me if you want more details

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Re: Flyfishing Switzerland

Hi All!

My boyfriend is an avid fly fisherman and we are moving to Bern this Sunday (!!) from the US, him for school and me for work.

He did a lot of fly fish guiding here in Colorado and had recently heard from a customer that flies are not sold in Switzerland. Is this true? Should he plan to bring his own flies or his fly-tying kit? If so, which flies would you recommend? We only have so much room to pack so it would be super helpful to know before the end of this week!

Looking forward to our move and making new friends and adventures Thank you for your help!
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Re: Flyfishing Switzerland

Hi

Contact Jon at http://www.have-a-go-flyfishing.com/Web_site/Home.html

There is an active fly fishing scene here, you can buy all you need.

You do have to take a test to fish some waters, but Jon could talk you through that, he is a local guide (is British) great bloke, taught me from scratch.

Any problems getting hold of him drop me a PM and I'll send his details over.
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Thanks Jon for the advices,
Yeah, 100 laws on top of another 100 for the same thing. Might get really confusing here in Switzerland. Because I know that I always check the local laws before going fishing to one place.
It is also as I thought I knew it with the Grayling in canton Bern, not beeing allowed to be fished till 2011. But checking the internet I found Alte Aare which is opened for Grayling till end of December. Strange thing made me wonder, so I picked up the phone and made a call to the Fischereiverein in canton Bern. They confirmed that in Alte Aare is OK to fish for the Grayling. And also I extra asked in the shop where I bought my day-license from. All were giving me green-light so I stayed on the legal side.

I took the CH fishing test a month ago,soon after I moved here. But for me, to buy right now the cantonal permit doesn't really help cause it's end of the year. I'll just apply for the next year. Till than, the day permits work just fine.

Tight loops,
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A friend of mine had a license to fish a river in Fribourg. While fishing he inadvertantly crossed into the next canton, Vaud, and an inspector caught him. He was fine CHF 400,-- !!!!
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Re: Flyfishing Switzerland

By all means, do bring your flies, they can't take too much space. The good old elk hair caddis usually does the trick; maybe someone can recommend something more specific to the local waters. You can buy everything here, but it hurts to lose a fly when it costs 5 francs/pc. Fly fishing equipment is very expensive here. It's unlikely he'll find fishing as good as in Colorado, but I heard Bern is one of the best places for fly fishing in Switzerland. Good luck!
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Re: Flyfishing Switzerland

Dear fishing friends,
I'm living here near Berne since 20 years now, and I can definitively recommend anyone coming to this region to take his flyrod with him.
Right now the big time of the grayling fishing begins in the river Aare. With the right fly, there's a good chance to get one of these beautiful fish.

What about the prices for fishing gear in Switzerland: Yes they are horrible- forget to buy in the shops!
I recommend the site www.swissflies.ch-buy there first class CDC Flies for less than 3 CHF.
My best last friday was the yellow CDC size 16- 3 grayling, 2 "Döbel".
And if anyone of you guys contact me, and i have time to, I'll be ready to guide you.
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