What is the point of fly fishing

M.ith this series of pictures we introduce you to a pretty low mountain range in Hesse, which offers a varied trout and grayling fishery in an idyllic, largely natural valley in the middle of Germany.
D.he Sinntal lies on the northern edge of the Spessart and on the western foothills of the Rhön. The total of around 70 kilometers long Sinn rises near Oberwildflecken am Kreuzberg at an altitude of 671 m in the Rhön. Shortly before Altengronau, it joins the Schmalen (Kleinen) Sinn from Bavaria. From there, the Sinn meanders through a beautiful valley with about twice the water flow and width, surrounded by wide, lush meadows and gentle hills, to unite on its course with other backwaters and finally to flow into the Franconian Saale at Gemünden and then to drain via the Main and Rhine into the North Sea. In addition to kingfisher, beaver, otters and up to 16 species of fish, the Sinntal is also home to countless species of insects, reptiles and birds. The extensive, colorful meadows are partly nature reserves and are among the most species-rich biotopes in Germany. 27 different species of mayflies, quiver flies and stoneflies have been detected, as well as river flea shrimp, various mosquito species and other aquatic insects.
Uur pictures show a small section of the river valley between Mottgers and Altengronau. This section is cherished and cared for by the ARGE Sinntal - Alfred Schmidt is in charge - with a lot of effort and passion, which despite cormorants and other hardships manages to maintain a fish population typical of the river and species. The ARGE Sinntal project for artificial grayling reproduction, which has been carried out since 2004, has also become known far beyond the national borders.
Und now, as always, we let the pictures speak for themselves and wish you a lot of enjoyment while looking! For more information, there is a link at the end of the report ...