Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fly fishing – obere Argen

Yesterday afternoon a friend of mine invited me to go fly fishing at the “obere Argen”. This was my 4th time and slowly I’m able to throw the line/fly where I want it to be and it does not look like I’m training lions at the circus. It’s a lot of things to memorize at the beginning but it will go by heart soon (I hope). But this makes fly fishing challenging, there is always new stuff to learn, like “reading” the river. To know where are the likely spots where the fish are, imitating the natural move of a fly … (tying knots, for flies who got caught in a tree)

The rainbow trout will be barbecued today, just with a bit of salt, pepper and butter.
That’s it, just kept simple for the full flavor of a fresh catch.


Straight razor blade – Tambour 41 by Robert Buntenbach

Straight razor blade – Tambour 41 by Robert Buntenbach – Solingen Höhnscheid.
At an antique shop in Ravensburg I recently obtained some shaving related items which must come from the closedown of a barbershop in the area. The two Tambour straight razor blades were in absolute mint condition. After some stomping on the leather they were ready to shave. It took me some research to find out what “Enslin Nachschliff” means. A guy from the Nassrasur-Forum finally came up with the explination that: “… straight razor blades were quite expensive at those times, so when they went blunt they were given to a special craftsman who was specialized on resharping them…”. Thanks Master Enslin you did a great job.

Seil Marschall – backpack – mini canoepack

Seil Marschall Backpack - Canoepack Mini orange full viewSeil Marschall – backpack – mini canoepack – ogange
Here some detail images of the small rucksack by Seil Marschall. The design and the creating of the backpack is really well thought of. Good strong seams, strong leather, thick canvas and to add the copper rivets. I also really like the “fast exit / opener” which you can see on pic 4. The backpack comes also in other and more decent colors, check the product page for more details. A rucksack to last a lifetime which makes the choosing of the color quite hard.