Kleine Drau - Villgraten Creek (Austria)(Instruction)
by Stephan Dombaj
feat.: Stefan & Alexander Haider, Matthias Burget, Max Lo Faro
The kleine Drau (Little Drau) is famous for some serious big fish. That´s why I travelled a whole day (and night) to get my ass into the delightfull situation of fighting such a brute in the pristine waters of Ost-Tirol/Lienz, located close to the Italian Border.
(Ost Tirol (East Tirol))
I arrived in the middle of the night what finally saved my heart from exploding into thousand pieces - anyhow, it felt like a massive hangover: I woke up and the water looked like someone had thrown a thousand tons of liquid concret into it (for real guys, I can deal with muddy conditions! To be true... I prefere them in certain cases, but this was just way too much to go) FUCKING GLACIER WATER. Damn!
No time to complaine, the group that was already keen on getting a taste of flyfishing, totally understood the situation. I want my students to be not only good flycaster but a better flyfisher. Leaving these fucked up conditions behind we decided to get our lazy asses up ontop of the mountains to crush some alpine browns. The upcoming thunderstorm was a sign that time was already running out. The Villgraten Creek was a the less unconvenient alternative or in other words: Our only chance to get hold of some fins. Wet, tired and happy! We did it again. Some new flyfisher were born!
Demo-Tackle I used for fishing and casting:
6# 9ft. Multi Power | Loop Evotec G4 5/7 | Loop Multi WF6F
5# 9ft. Loop Yellow Line (II) | Loop Dryfly Reel | Loop OptiStream WF5F
(The Villgraten Creek)
(Shoreline = Success)
(Andreas:first flyfish ever)
(Second one right ahead - nice trout)
(Mr. Instructor aswell)
(Dark patterns for the win)
(A couple of these...)
Special Thanks to Andreas Roschitz the two pics of me
(Train for the win)