Finnmark 2017 – Part 6 – More salmon

Brown trout has been the main focus of my fly fishing adventures in the north this season, and it has been absolutely spectacular with many nice fish in the net. But the north has great salmon fishing on offer as well, and after catching my largest trout ever on a dry fly I made my…

Finnmark 2017 – Part 5 – The monster

The trout season up north had been good to me, but it had not been easy. Endless rain had kept the rivers up at spring flood levels for much of the season. Just when they started to fall and it was beginning to get good, another deluge swept in over the tundra and put things…

Finnmark 2017 – Part 4 – Crazy days

I had experienced some very good dry fly fishing back home in Norway since my return from the Kola peninsula in Russia, catching a big 2,4 kg trout and many nice ones over 1 kg on dry flies. Under normal circumstances, I probably would have headed back to civilization and work by now. But after…

Finnmark 2017 – Part 2 – The hatching begins

I was still in the mood for some good old dry fly fishing for trout after my winter holiday on the Kola peninsula. The conditions up north had to improve sooner or later and I wanted to be there when it happened. So, I stuck around up in northern Norway, visiting several interesting locations on…

Kola peninsula, Russia – Week 27 2017

I thought I had already had my share of “early days blues” this year, but there was more coming my way. My trip to New Zealand this winter was plagued by massive floods and the season so far in Norway has also been affected by poor weather and a very late winter. I had still…

Finnmark 2017 – Late June

It was late June and time for my annual pilgrimage to Finnmark, the northernmost part of Norway. As I drove northwards I had the usual feeling of fear that it might be too early. The fishing can be very good in this period, but if you are unlucky you could also experience flooded and icy…