Top 10 trout of 2017

As 2017 is coming to a close I can look back at what has been an absolutely incredible year of fly fishing adventures. I have probably fished more this year than in all my previous years combined. There have been many memorable moments from different parts of the world and some spectacular fish caught &…

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 2016 – Part 3

And then it happened… The water levels, temperatures and other mystical factors aligned and the larger rivers started to come to life. We were lucky to experience a massive caddis hatch and great fishing during our last days in Finnmark. One day I caught 10 fish between 1-1,5 kg, but it was Ole who caught…

Finnmark 2016 – Part 2

After fishing on my own for about a week I was joined by my friend Ole Bjørn. He had been fishing some of the crystal clear rivers with super spooky trout in southern Norway and had not been particularly successful. We would fish another week in Finnmark before heading to Russia and the Kola peninsula….

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….