Finnmark 2016 – Part 1

Finnmark is the northernmost and largest county in Norway sharing borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia. My friend and fly fishing mentor Monrad introduced me to this fishing paradise about 10 years ago and I have spent 2-3 weeks there during summer ever since. Finnmark can be a bit overwhelming at first, with so many…

Kola Russia 2016 – Week 27 – Part 2

After a short flight in the MI-8 tundra taxi we arrived at our new location, a stretch of river called “Oset” in the legendary Kharlovka river. Since Monrad had yet to catch a fish we all agreed to send him down to the river immediately to get rid of that terrible smell of skunk. It…

Kola Russia 2016 – Week 27 – Part 1

It was early July and summer had arrived in the land of the midnight sun. I had been fishing my way up from Oslo in the south to Finnmark, the northernmost part of Norway, where we share a 196 km border with our Russian friends. The weather was looking nice and according to the reports…

Costa Rica – February 2015 – Part 2

After a week of fishing inside the bay of Nicoya we had yet to see any big fish, something we usually do. There are several hotspots in the area, but the regular schools of big jack crevalles and other predators were just not there. We did see some baitfish, but not in any great numbers….

Costa Rica – February 2015 – Part 1

Back in February 2015 we visited our Norwegian friends Vigdis & Thomas in Costa Rica. They run the “Bahia Rica Sport Fishing Lodge” located on the Nicoya peninsula and this would be our 3rd visit there. While the fishing is their main attraction they also do sea kayaking, boat tours, SUP boarding and bioluminescence experiences….

Kola Russia 2015 – Part 4 – Second Knee Litza River

The feeling of waking up in the extreme wilderness of the Russian tundra is magical. Apart from our group of 7 people there were nobody around for hundreds of miles, except for some reindeer and the occasional bear. We had 3 full days left of our adventure before the MI-8 helicopter would pick us up…

Kola Russia 2015 – Part 3 – Second Knee Litza River

This blog has not been updated for a while, but that is about to change. We have been fishing a lot these last couple of years and there are many tales to tell. Let us start with finishing the story about our visit to the Russian Kola peninsula in August 2015. The tundra taxi had…

Kola Russia 2015 – Part 2

After some days at Wulfs lair it was time to move on to the next location. While waiting for the helicopter to arrive I took the opportunity to catch the home pool trout we had seen rising occasionally. The crew also shared their experiences of the trip so far. We had seen some truly massive trout…

Kola Russia 2015 – Part 1 – Wulfs lair

In August 2015 it was time to visit our Russian friends and rivers in the east again. Our slot was week 34 so it was quite late in the season. In theory the weather should be more stable, there would be less mosquitoes but also less hatches in general compared to earlier in the season….

Costa Rica 2014 – Part 7

As everywhere else in nature the conditions in Costa Rica are always changing. One day can be crap while the next one is great. It’s all about being in the right place at the right time. When you fish the tundra in the northern hemisphere you always hope for the next big hatch of caddis…

Costa Rica 2014 – Part 6

Whether you are cruising along in a boat or taking a walk on the beach it doesn’t take long before you see some amazing wildlife in Costa Rica. While out searching for sailfish we saw what appeared to be a massive school of jumping tunas in the distance. We got all excited and got our…

Costa Rica 2014 – Part 5

Sailfish is the fastest fish in the world and swims at speeds up to 110 km/h! We saw many and landed a few. What amazing creatures!