April 2, 2014

Ducks 'n' Sunshine on Muuramenjoki

Howdy guys!

As the title says, we opened our fly fishing season on Muuramenjoki. The weather was perfect and unusually warm for the end of March, about 11 degrees celsius and the sun was shining all the time from a bright sky. So the conditions were absolutely great - for us, but maybe not so much for fly fishing, 'cause, you guessed it - we blanked again. Not a single fish was caught that day, nor did we get any strikes, or any clear fish sightings.

But we'll be back and hopefully we'll catch something.

Total number of fish caught: Zero, Nada, Null. Total number of plants, trees and junk caught: Too much.

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March 21, 2014

Spring and Black Eyes

Hi guys!

It's been quite a long while since our latest blog entry. Almost two months, to be exact. It's just that we haven't had time to write anything here, nor have we had time to do anything that's worthy to be mentioned here. But that is about to change, because we're going to start our fishing season in just over a week from now. It's been a long, long wait, and watching fishing movies from New Zealand, Patagonia and wherever didn't make the wait any easier.

Wait a sec,  maybe I've done something worth mentioning, though: I recently got myself a Black Eye. And no, I didn't get it from a taxi queue, like some guys do. I bought mine from a nearby home electronics store, and I really, really like it a lot.

The idea is simple: it is a 180° fish eye lens with a magnetic ring for attachment. And it's so small that you can carry it in your pocket or key-chain and take it out whenever you see something interesting and photo-worthy. Of course it might not be the greatest lens optic-wise, but in my mind, that's not the point of this lens. I think I'll be using this thing a lot in the future, and I can definitely recommend it to everyone. Oh, and yeah, here's a few sample pictures. Want more, just let us know!

The fit-ring attached on my phone
Ready for action!
Trees in the woods
Last remnants of snow
The lake's still frozen
Cloudberries rising towards the sun

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January 24, 2014

Winter Things

Hi guys, guess what?

It's finally winter here in Finland. Or it has actually been for two weeks already, and it feels quite awesome because only a bit over two weeks ago it still was raining and the temperatures were something like +5 degrees celsius. Now the temperatures are a bit colder, about -20 degrees and the scenery is just gorgeous with the snow-covered trees and frozen lakes and rivers.

That means, of course, that we've spent quite a lot of time photographing and, well, photographing. And of course we've also tied lots of flies for next season.

#10 | Had to test the pink metal wire bought from local hobby crafts shop.
#12 | This one ain't actually new, but it's a good pattern anyways.
Steamy river
Fishing prohibited
January sun
Steamy rapids
Snowy twigs
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January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year (Hyvää Uutta Vuotta in Finnish) everyone!

December 24, 2013

Hyvää Joulua!

The title says it all, but again, Merry Christmas and thank you to all of you guys, especially to the readers of blog!

December 2, 2013

Muuramenjoki - Fly fishing in Snowfall


We went fly fishing on Muuramenjoki, a nearby river, last Saturday. The weather was quite cold and windy and there was also some dense snowfall for a couple of hours.


We arrived at the river at about nine o'clock in the morning and began fishing on the lower stream pool, usually referred to as Alasuvanto ("Lower stream pool"). Aft
er an hour or so we moved a bit upstream, to the upper end of Alasuvanto. There was no action, though, and everything was just dead-silent.

Upper parts of the the rapids.  No wading here.

Then we moved on to the upper stream pool, Paloasemansuvanto ("Fire station stream pool"), where the currents slows down. We fished there for sometime without any results. With no fish-contacts, we decided to try some of the upper parts of the rapids, although we knew that the fish' don't like the fast current places on such cold water. Unsurprisingly, we had no fish-contacts there either, so we went back all the way to Alasuvanto, though we were now fishing it from the other bank. I had no fish-contacts there, but my friend managed to hook a nice rainbow after a couple of unsuccessful attempts just few moments before.

A snow-rainbow
It was a nice day fishing, although the weather was quite freezing because of some heavy winds.

White wasn't the color of the day

Some icicles under the bridge

A random snowfall pic

As always, more pics can be found at our Instagram page.