The Puettlach is mostly only 4-6 meters wide, hardly more than 12 meters at the
widest spots. The fishing permit includes a 5 km stretch upstream of the village, and I
divided it into three zones for myself: ‘the village’, ‘the woods’, ‘the meadows’. Given the
delicate character of this stream, I decided to fish, for the first time, with my recently
acquired 7 foot, #4 bamboo rod, and to start in ‘the village’, moving upstream.