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25 January 2020
Posted by Vytautas
01
Forest river
No trout

As tradition January 1st is spent trout fishing. Found a small river I have never tried, minimal info on the web, going in blindly.  After a 40 minute drive of which 10 are on forest dirt roads I arrive. First impression - positive. Not shallow, not overgrown. Casting is not difficult, pleasant scenery. Cast after...

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01 July 2019
Posted by Vytautas
02
Chub close up
Chub

As the sun rises I prepare my kayak for a day of fishing. The plan is to target chub, before they become passive in the midday heat. In hand my trusty megabass shoreluck paired with a shimano vanquish 2000. As I head out water tension is disturbed by chub breaching the water surface. I start...

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26 April 2019
Posted by Vytautas
03
Ito Craft Expert Custom 56ULX
Review of the Ito Craft Expert Custom

Japanese lure fishing has deep traditions. Rivers of Japan are characterized by their relatively short lengths and considerably steep gradients due to the narrow and mountainous topography of the country this has carved a unique outlook on tackle and the process of trout fishing. Precise, sharp casts require finesse gear. Among top tier manufacturers one...

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08 March 2019
Posted by Vytautas
04
Winter trout
Overview of Winter

Winter is over, well sort of...the calendar indicates it is spring, but reaching hidden streams still requires trekking threw a snow covered forest floor. This winter has been challenging. 5 rivers fished, 22km of bank covered 5 lures left behind, with a tally of 5 trout. Some might think it is a disappointment considering the...

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01 January 2019
Posted by Vytautas
05
2018 in numbers
2018 in numbers

2019 has already begun so here is a recap of 2018.

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18 November 2018
Posted by Vytautas
06
Megabass Shoreluck XX SLX-83UL
Review of the Megabass Shoreluck

I read about the Megabass Shoreluck in a fishing forum, described as the ultimate rod for trout, I found one in the local classifieds and soon enough the rod was in my hands. An impulsive buy with zero regrets. Still one of my favorite and most used rods. At 252cm one might think the rod...

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23 September 2018
Posted by Vytautas
07
Birds eye view of the river
Autumn fishing. A Nostalgia trip

September 2nd.   Visiting my parents this weekend. Will be fishing a river where It all began, hundreds of hours spent learning numerous lessons not only about lure fishing, but also feeder and float. I plan to kill two birds with one stone and start at a small inflow, make my way downstream to the...

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02 September 2018
Posted by Vytautas
08
Carefull handling
A bittersweet ending to the summer

August 15th.   A national holiday - time to fish. I pick up a friend and we set off. Heading to a river known to both. It has ample amounts of trout. As long as we have the right lure, a presentation that suits the fish, an understanding where the trout lurk, right angles to...

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08 May 2018
Posted by Vytautas
09
Trout from above
A flooded meadow

May 1st.   Found a promising river a couple weeks back which I decide to visit again. About 90min north of Vilnius, with a 15km drive threw a spine crushing gravel road. I am at the location great mood, calm winds, although it is still 8am, it is already blistering hot. This time not a...

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01 May 2018
Posted by Vytautas
10
Small trout
Fly vs. Spinning

April 22nd.   My friend and I are on the way to a well-known river to both of us for a day of fishing. Friend is a fly fisherman who is trying to convert me to this cult. And I am trying to master spinning fishing. The stage is set for a little competition. Last...

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