Hello! My name is André Abt.

Trout stalker, Fly Fishing Guide and FFI Certified Fly Casting Instructor.

About Me

Born in 1978, living in Kleindöttingen, Switzerland.
I started with fly fishing more than ten years ago. Friends and casting instructors told me, that I’m a talented fly caster and teacher, so I began the adventure to become an “FFI Certified Casting Instructor” in 2018 and got certified at the beginning of 2023.

Fly Fishing is all about catching large fish, one may think - and while this bumps your heart rate up, that’s not quite everything. Fly fishing is mostly about having a great time outdoors and on the water, it’s about honing your long forgotten primal hunter instincts and in between fishing, working on your casting skills, as being a better caster really makes you a better fisherman.

When I am not fishing, teaching, fly tying or guiding, I work as a freelance software engineer.

Fly Casting Instruction

Casting a fly rod isn't simple – but it isn't that hard either.

As a casting instructor, I offer private casting lessons or workshops for groups.

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Guided Fishing Trips

Together with my good buddy Thomas Klaper (expeditom.com), we offer guided fly fishing trips in the beautiful Swiss Engadin.

Apart from that I offer guided trips to several Swiss waters, or I can join you on your home water trip and give you some advice.

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Latest blog posts

Trout Of The Trip

This was probably the most beautiful browntrout of my first trip to Laxa Laxardalur in northern Iceland. Unfortunately, …

Aux Doubs Avec Nic

A portrait of fly fisherman Nic and his deep love for the mystical River Doubs.

Visiting Yanick From Flytastic

Drove to the backcountry of Switzerland, to visit my buddy Yanick from flytastic.net.
They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore.
– Jon Gierach