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PAFF member representing in Switzerland's Bernese Oberland.

I'll lead with the pics. Story to follow when I have time. Don't skip the end of the pics, the scenic ones are near the end.

Slideshow:

http://s58.photobucket.com/user/pcray ... tzerland%20fishing%20trip

Straight link to album:

http://s58.photobucket.com/user/pcray ... tzerland%20fishing%20trip

And a shot to wet your whistle.

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Posted on: 2013/7/13 11:59


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Amazing scenery! Looks like you had a complete blast. Looks like a place you could really lose yourself in!

Posted on: 2013/7/13 12:18


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So you went all that distance to catch wild brown trout???

What's interesting is that in many of your shots, I could see myself on one of PA's many trout streams. Of course the ones at the end certainly aren't PA, but pick a high gradient stream and it's not far off. I think we're blessed in PA to have such diverse waters to fish. In the long run, it probably prepares us to fish any waters in the world.

Nice shots.

Posted on: 2013/7/13 12:50


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No. I went all that way to catch STOCKED brown trout, lol. Fingerling stocked.

The trip was for business. I got a couple extra days for pleasure. I took advantage. Because of Switzerland's backward fishing laws, trouty options are very limited on Thursday's, which is when I was available for fishing.

I couldn't have been happier, though. I am, afterall, a small stream guy. The scenery was excellent, the fishing was excellent, it's exactly what I wanted and asked for from the guide. I coulda fished a big lake for pike, which was apparently hot. I coulda went to more lowland areas and fished bigger waters. But THAT is what would be a lot like PA. Northern Switzerland looks a lot like central PA with better food. I wanted to get down in the Alps and fish the highlands.

The stream was very different from PA. Faster. No pools. At all. In PA, you may have a fast riffle, but then there's a pool. There were no pools here, just a straight shoot of fast water, and it was all white. The fish were out of the current in the little corners and such, TIGHT to cover. It wasn't overly grown over, but required very accurate casts and good line handling. It wasn't easy fishing by any means. But it wouldn't have been fun if it were.

The woods were mostly pine, and while I knew what we were heading towards, most of the day you'd just get a peak here and there of the towering mountains. At the top, the forest backed away from the stream as the stream split up. So the view really started right as the fishing ended.

Posted on: 2013/7/13 13:07


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Did they make you kill your catch or is that requirement subject to a minimum size?

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Minumum size 22 cm. That's 8.6 inches.

Alll were undersize. Well, I mean, not ALL. The one's that were of legal size, well, you know, we tried to keep them, but they all seemed to flop free at the last minute. Oh well. ;)

Caught probably in the high teens. Missed or lost just as many. Action wasn't steady, things would be pretty cold for a while and then bam, bam, bam, you hit a hot streak.

It is club water, which is the only reason I was able to fish for trout on a Thursday. Other trout fishing is off limits.

My guide was Pascal from http://upstreamflyfishing.com/. Great guy. If anyone goes that direction, I highly recommend. Speaks perfect English too. He's got plenty of options, limited only by law. I chose the small stream thing so if that isn't your thing, don't be put off. Just let him know what you're looking for.

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Awesome pics, Pat! Thanks for sharing your experience.

Poor Pascal - he'll probably need a week off to recover from trying to keep up with you.


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just beautiful. some decent browns there.

Posted on: 2013/7/13 20:53
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Thanks for sharing Pat. Looks like a good time. I know you roll the dice when you pick a day and a guide for a day you have available. Looks like you chose well.


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Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Great views and love that small mountain stream. Thanks for sharing.

Posted on: 2013/7/13 23:27


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Wow - such beautiful scenery.

Enjoyed the slideshow. Thanks for taking us on a tour/fishing trip Pat.

Posted on: 2013/7/14 7:37


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Thanks Pat. I really enjoyed viewing your photos of that awesome scenery. What an experience your trip must have been!

Posted on: 2013/7/14 8:24


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The pictures are great and sharing the details makes them better. Thanks for posting.

Posted on: 2013/7/14 8:31


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What a beautiful setting to be fishing in. Enjoyed the photo's!

Posted on: 2013/7/14 8:43


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very cool!

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