Deutsch, Fly Fishing, News
Oct 26th, 2013
In diesem Jahr ist endlich mal wieder ein Buch zu meinem Lieblingsthema “Auf Karpfen mit der Fliege” erschienen. Kirk Deeters Buch “Fly Fishing for Carp” ist, soweit ich weiß, erst das zweite Werk, das sich ausschließlich dieser Angelei widmet. 1997 erschien bereits Barry Reynolds’ genialer Klassiker “Carp on the Fly”.
Reynolds’ Buch habe ich in den letzten Jahren so manches Mal mit ans Wasser geschleppt und hatte es selbst beim Waten dabei. Es strotzt nur so von praktischen Tipps und Beobachtungen, die einem am Wasser direkt weiterhelfen. Wo finde ich...
Board Games, English, News
Aug 31st, 2013
Long gone are those days when American designed boardgames were nothing more than “Ameritrash;” cheaply produced games with clunky mechanics. Nowadays everyone with an interest in boardgames would agree that some of the best and most innovative games are being designed in the U.S., often funded through Kickstarter.
Some of these great games don’t get a lot of coverage in Europe. But that may change now, as I recently became the “North America guy” for Reich der Spiele. Online since 2001, Reich der Spiele is one of Germany’s largest and most well established gaming...
Jun 22nd, 2013
It has been two and a half years since my last visit to The Ottawa River Musky Factory, John Anderson’s guiding operation, located just east of Ottawa – so it was about time to get back to the river of big fish!
Having fished the Ottawa River only in November before, to me it was particularly exciting to join John and his friends for the season’s opening weekend in mid-June. You will be able to read all about this two and a half day fishing trip in an upcoming feature in Germany’s ESOX fishing magazine.
For now, check out a few images below and stay tuned for the magazine...
Apr 29th, 2013
Denmark is only 90 minutes away from Hamburg, so for me visiting that country has never been much of a big deal. If you are travelling the Californian coast, however, driving into a Danish village certainly gets really exciting.
While in Santa Barbara, I first heard of Solvang or, in destination marketing speak: “California’s Little Denmark.” Solvang was founded in the early twentieth century by Danes with the vision of establishing a “Danish village, where the arts, crafts and customs of their homeland could be created anew.” Also, they wanted to build a Danish folk...
English, Fly Fishing, News
Mar 16th, 2013
You’d think that the shores of top carp waters such as Lake Ontario would be jam packed with fly anglers, given all the media coverage fly fishing for carp has been receiving in the past years. Yet I hardly ever run into anyone else casting their flies at carp.
The only person I meet on a regular basis when wading the shallow bays of Lake Ontario near Toronto is Gildo, who, admittedly, is out there way more often than I am and who knows a thousand times more about carp behavior than I do.
Gildo is also responsible for getting me my very first carp on the fly. Only an hour or so after he...
Jan 31st, 2013
2012 has been an interesting year for my writing business, and I am happy to report that my stories ran in more newspapers, magazines and online outlets than ever.
As usual, most stories were travel features. Particularly popular were two topics: the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede and the Edge Walk at the CN Tower in Toronto. Stories about these two happenings have each been published in five major German and Swiss newspapers. (Among them, by the way, were two great new clients of mine: Mannheimer Morgen and Die Rheinpfalz.)
The most challenging trip of 2012 took me to Reindeer Lake in...