Winter Trout

2012 it is! Several storms have passed over Sweden the last couple of months and the days are short. In the area around Gothenburg, the weather has been very gray and wet. Very boring simply said. Yesterday Joona and me went on the first fishing trip of the year and we actually had great luck with the weather. It was a cold, beautiful day and the fishing was surprisingly good! And the sun was shining again; I almost forgot that it was possible!

Since the water is around 1 degree (celsius), the trout swims close to the bottom where the water is warmer. We used sinking lines and floating nymphs and that really worked. I got a fish that looked like a football; 48.5 cm long and a weight of 2 kg. Joona got the most beautiful fish. 2012 has started…

 

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Håvard / Jazz & Fly Fishing

That´s some January day… Almost makes me wish we had put-and-take lakes in Norway, too. Scary that there´s still no ice on the lake in January, though.

I really like the new McDonald´s cast! Probably extremely useful. What kind of situations would you say it´s most suited for?

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amos garrett

How about posting a recipe for that perch soup? It looks great– kind of like a fish chowder?– thanks–

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Bogdan Thorasz

The McDonald cast seems like a useful cast to use when the water is gin clear and the fish easily spooked. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Fredrik Hamrå

Funny that you asked about the perch soup – I actually planned to start up a food thread here on the blog. Will post the recipe during this week (have to find some images)!

Now… about the McDonald cast… The cast has a quite special history; in the early eighties, burger companies popped up almost everywhere. Some burger houses was placed close to lakes wich basically means that the fish was exposed to the burger logo on a daily basis. 1983 the old fellow Günther Physalis developed the McDonald cast and guess what – he caught huge amounts of fish! It did not take long until the cast was banned. It was too effective! Today I guess most people forgot about it and there are so many different casts out there that no one will recognize the McDonald cast. Feel free to try it, it will open a new world! /F

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Fredrik Hamrå

Håvard! Situations suitable for the McDonald cast – urban fishing. Try it in Oslo but make sure the fish have seen the logo before. If so, you will get the mul..

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Håvard / Jazz & Fly Fishing

Fredrik, I had never heard about the McDonald cast before you reintroduced it now. Günther Physalis was a true genius! I´ll try it in Frognerparken – there´s a McDonald´s quite close to the upper pond.

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