I’m residing in Alsace (France). My name is claude Behr, and I have a passion for fly-fishing . This art gives as many emotions as feelings. It develops humility and respect. Wild waters and their rustic settings allow his practitioner to feel in harmony with nature.
Fly fisherman since 1982, I invested in fisheries management in 1987. In 1998, I created my first website to promote fly fishing in Alsace. In 2010 I finalized a version witch became a great succes by flyfishermen all aroud the Word. Since November 2015, it is complemented, as part of my company Claude Behr Favorites (C.B.F.), by an online shop.
After 20 years of existence without discontinuity, you find in 2019, this new version of my website dedicated to different aspects of fly fishing in Alsace. The “regulars” will not be too distracted by the content, because they will find most of the old sections, in a more modern site (wordpress), more secure (https), more user-friendly (guestbook and comments) and adapted to both PCs. to tablets or mobile phones (responsive).
It does not matter whether you are former visitors or newcomers, here you will discover many aspects of our common passion, fly fishing in Alsace.
ln freshwater fishes can be caught with the fly, and this everywhere, but here, you will discover some special aspects of fly-fishing in Alsace.
You will more particularly find useful informations about:
- The Storkreservoir and his rainbow trouts
- The Bruche and her brown trouts
- The Rhine and his fish
- Fish you find in Alsace
- Flies for fishing in Alsace and Europe
- Flyfishing otherwhere
- The company C.B.F.
- Flyfishing wallpapers for the 4 seasons
- My guestbook
- Contact page
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Really enjoyed your website. Good information about fly fishing in Alsace region. I grew up fishing in the states but now living in Germany, I find it very difficult to go fishing at a spur of the moment or even planning a trip trying to find a club that owns that particular rivers or lakes for permit. I’ve been reading few sites on the internet where no license or permits are required for public waters. But on an another website, it says you can purchase for permit for a place or region. Can you give more information on this topic? Thanks
Hi Chris, I will answer by a separate mail. Thanks for your confidence.
Hello Claude. I am an experienced Australian fly-fisherman travelling in Europe. I am wondering if there are any opportunities to fish for trout or grayling on the nymph in Alsace on 14 or 15 October next, with a guide. If you can provide any information please I would be grateful. Frank Neasey
thanks for your confidence. I self will not be in Alsace mid october. So I recomand you to take contact with Jean-François Hundsbuckler, Matthieu Romain or Eric Vincent, some guides you can contact in Alsace for flyfishing.
They all have web sites:
-https://www.alsace-peche.fr/ for Jean-françois,
-http://www.prestapeche.com/ for Matthieu,
-https://www.sejour-alsace.com/peche/index.html for Eric.
I wish you a nice stay in Alsace and .. tight lines 😉
Hello. I’m Al. I’m an American living in Stuttgart, Germany. I apologize for not being able to speak French. I’m a devoted flyfisherman like you. I have flyfished from New York City to the Philippines to Djibouti. I’m planning to fish the Alsace tomorrow or Sunday… and I don’t know anyone or anything in the area. Care to help out a fellow flyfisherman, monsieur?
You can try on the stork reservoir if you want fish on big rainbow trouts . cf: the page of the reservoir : The stork reservoir
or one of the alsatian rivers like the Bruche, the Thur or the Fecht, for brown trouts. cf: the page of the Bruche: The Bruche
Enjoy your alsatian flyfishing day !
Merci, Claude! I am now just leaving Stuttgart. I want to do early evening fishing. Are there parking places near the Stork reservoir or the Bruche? Do I need wellies or waders? I’m wearing shorts and my fishing sandals. Haha
Hello Al. It was ice to meet you in Seltz and speak with you about our life and flyfishing. I’m glad also that you could catch a nice rainbow in the evening , when you came. I wish you other nice fishing sessions in Alsace. Best regards, and.. tight lines 🙂
Hi Al, I’m based in Karlsruhe and have been fishing with Claude on his local rivers in and around Alsace. He’s such a great guy to fish with. If you are coming to Seltz again give me a ring. (If you don’t mind a relative beginner being around)
Happy New Year 2019 to all fly fishermen, and long life to my new site, which I hope you will enjoy.