Revive - A Quarterly Fly Fishing Journal Revive- Farewell Issue - Page 101

2016 last week of July. Well prepared and with high hopes our team went back to Finnmark for the third time. Couple hours flight from Oslo then another couple hours with a rental car and we reached our camping place at 4 PM on Sunday. We packed out our stuff, rigged our tackle, and went straight down to the river to the pool we knew from before. (Where my buddy lost his 1meter fish last year) While drinking coffee on the river bank we saw few fish splashing the surface. Good news fish are here. We started scanning the water with different salmon flies but few hours of casting didnt gave any results. Then just before the midnight load...THe magic words... "FISH ON!" Went through the river valley. A Few nice jumps during A tough 15min fight and My fresh silver salmon was landed. Oh man! First day of our trip actually first hours of fishing! It just can't get better then this.

For the next few days we split our team in couples and explored two different rivers with some pools we had never fished before. Fishing was pretty active and exiting though. Salmon were willing to bite and all of us landed some grilse and lost few. We also saw some huge fish jumping. Even how we tried to change our systems floating or sinking changed flies used different speeds etc. But they just didn't want to bite anyway. Then i took single handed rod and started bombering the spot.. Then Half an hour latter suddenly one of those big salmons raised and softly grabbed my bomber. Baam! I lifted my rod but my fly just flew out of water. Too fast! Damn...