Hello! My name is André Abt.
Trout stalker, Fly Fishing Guide and Fly Casting Instructor.
Born in 1978, living in Baden, Switzerland together with my girlfriend, an old dog, three cats and some quails.
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.
In 2020, I was ready to take the test, unfortunately it was postponed due the global pandemic. Now I’m looking forward to getting certified in spring 2021.
Fly Fishing is all about catching large fish, one may think - but that’s not quite it. 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.
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