Fly fishing in Germany, the river Püttlach is a fantastic little chalkstream
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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.