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Fly Fishing Guiding Glarus Switzerland

Short recap about a recent fly fishing guiding in the Kanton Glarus Switzerland.


Initial Contact

A couple of weeks ago Peter contacted me through this website and we scheduled a date. He was looking for new waters in the vicinity of his home. Although Kanton Glarus is not among my home waters, which I let Peter know, I spend a couple of days in this region every year. The Kanton Glarus offers manifold opportunities to go fishing. These range from tiny mountain creeks, lakes, and full-sized streams with migrating lake trout.

Fly Fishing Guiding

At 9am, Peter and I met and after a brief small talk we drove to the Glarnerland roadstop. Due to Corona, we opted to go in separate cars. There, we purchased the license before we continued to our first creek.

Fly fishing guiding in the Kanton Glarus Switzerland with Peter
Fly fishing guiding in the Kanton Glarus Switzerland with Peter

First Creek

It was an adventurous way to get to the first creek. The road was narrow and allowed just enough space for one car. The abyss to our side was unsettling to say the least. Bays to let another car cross are infrequent. Leave alone to let a tractor pass, which regularly commute to and from the farms in the hills. Nonetheless, we managed to arrive safely.

Moody mornings during the fly fishing guiding
Moody mornings during the fly fishing guiding

The weather was on our side and although the forecast predicted a thunderstorm, there was only light rain. The first tiny creek runs through wonderful meadow. Peter is a very experienced fisherman; whose casting skills are very precise. Thus, making it just a matter of time until the first fins found their way to the net.

First fins to the net
First fins to the net

After having lunch at the car from the stove, we decided to visit a spring creek in the plains. There, one can also find grayling next to trout. Secondly, one might avoid any murky water due to the weather.

Second Spring Creek

Parking the cars next to a farm, we paid a visit to the small shop in return. Working our way upstream along the crystal-clear spring creek, we accidentally scared two deer kids. They were hiding in the tall grass and made for a brief appearance. Apart from one rise, the fish remained hidden. Changing the rig and flies neither helped. Hence, we opted to relocate yet again.

Precise casting skills by Peter
Precise casting skills by Peter
Roe deer kids
Roe deer kids
Working the edges of the spring creek
Working the edges of the spring creek

Scouting New Waters

Relocating one more time, we went to a nearby second spring creek that I have not fished yet. Apparently, there were no fish to be seen, which might have to do with the quarry that causes the grey silt. We walked along the creek and talked about fishing all over the world. Yet, the fly rod remained unused.

A Good Day at the Water

Although the second part of the day was surprisingly slow, we had a good time at the water. Peter did a great job to precisely present the fly and we had good talks about fly fishing all around the world. Among them about his upcoming trip to the Braurup in Austria. The brief appearance of the deer kids was very cool too.

Asking Peter about any improvements to be made to my guiding, I received the reply that he has nothing to add, which I appreciated very much. Thank you!

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