August 3, 2014

Boilin' Hot Waters

Hello there!

It's been Hot here lately, and that's not a good thing at least as far as the fly fishermen are concerned. The already three-weeks-long heatwave has risen the water temperatures in lakes and rivers to over 25 degrees, which hardly is an ideal temperature for trout and other salmon-related species, at least when it comes to c&r-fishing. No we'll just have to wait for the waters and weather to cool down a bit, because fly fishing at such high temperatures isn't a great pleasure - not even for the otherwise always so eager fishermen.

As usual, there aren't much fishing-stories to tell, but we have caught a couple of fish' since the last entry (which was posted already two months ago, sorry for that), so here's a few pictures for you guys. You're welcome.










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May 31, 2014

Wet Conditions

Hello there!

It's been a really really long time since our last blog entry, like two months already. And we apologize for that, but now we're back in business after the busy spring. Our summer holiday just began today, and we decided to celebrate it by going fishing - already on last Thursday.

As the title says, the conditions weren't exactly the best possible for fly fishing. A pouring rain and quite low temperatures aren't exactly the ideal conditions for fly fishing - nor are they for other outdoor activities. But, we were determined to go fly fishing that day no matter what the conditions were, because we hadn't fished in such a looong time. The day wasn't properly speaking the most action-packed in terms of fly fishing, but we did have quite a lot of fun despite the rain. I could write a story about the varied intensity of rain during the day, but I think you'll be more pleased with a few photos.

And stay tuned, after all it's summer now!






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!