From southern Finland, we drove to the Arctic Circle and spent a few days in Kuusamo. We fished and camped in and around Oulanka National Park. Finland is a great country and definitely worth a trip (or two).Continue reading “Kuusamo, Finland”
Diese Woche hatte ich wieder einmal Gäste aus der Schweiz. Nach einem etwas holprigen Start mit verschollenem Gepäck wurde es doch noch eine tolle Woche.
The most flexible rod for all sorts of fishing is a 9ft to 9,6ft for a 5wt line. It works well in windy conditions, but a good 5wt line is also suitable for a careful dry fly presentation.Continue reading “Rods & Lines – the hassle with the AFTMA standard”
This is some uncut material. I had set up the camera on the side of the stream to collect some material. Kenth, who you see fishing in the background, requested this video so he can watch it instead of counting sheep.
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Right by the water
Cozy accommodation in twin rooms. Settle into this well-appointed lodge, right on the bank of lake Rengen. Watch the fish rise, moose grazing and the osprey hunt.Continue reading “Skålestrømmen”
Entomology – big old Greek word this is. The scientific (again something scary) study of insects. A funny science. Insects count for more than two thirds of all known organism. Amazing. No wonder the old Egyptians were fascinated by them.
But no worries – YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW ALL THIS – just a little bit.
Why, you ask? Simply because insects are a big part of fresh water fish diet. The fish we want to catch feed on insects. Flyfishers catch fish with the help of insect imitations. Not only the very fly, but also the behaviour and life cycles and so on.
Leaders seems to be on the menu lately — I am a lame bastard, so I just dug out an old article I wrote in 2003 or so. It is, funny enough still true for me … to some extend.Continue reading “TZ`s DryFly Leader”