Thanks a lot to @amokequipment for their nice products. We invested in a few more of their fantastic DRAUMR hammocks so you can also sleep “under the stars”, which honestly is bit little difficult in summer as it does not get dark here in the North. Anyways, you have the sky above you and very fresh air. You can hear and see the moose pretty close. Do not be afraid. The moose, even it is a big animal is scared of humans and runs when you make a noise. So hush hush 😉
Last week we had Dave, Chris and Gareth from Wales visiting Skålestrømmen. We had tons of fun together I am very happy that Dave caught his dream fish – actually he kept doing it for the rest of the week. Catching char on dry fliy in the night is something very special. Dave fishes with the fly since about 4 month and it was a pleasure to watch him improve so quickly. Meditation is of course a part of the “education” 😉 … he also learned to row a boat and cook proper “kokkekaffe”.
Steen, Kai, Leif and Torben from Denmark had a few nice days at Skålestrømmen. It was fantastic having such positive and happy people around. Some fish were caught too and some hooks bendt open and Torben volunteered for testing the life vests. All in all a success. Anyway, have a look for yourself
Having been flyfishing in Norway each summer since 2004, I have visited many rivers and lakes and had many a good days fishing.
However, I have never been fishing a place like the Skålestrømmen , with so many rising trouts and with such a high quality of trouts !
Those 4 days I/we fished the Skålestrømmen, have been the best flyfishing I have had in Norway and the most fun as well.
Night fishing is especially awesome , where big caddis hatching brings out the big trout and char, and of course the big one got away due to a hook failure.
So remember to use strong barbless hooks!
I can highly recommend visiting Skålestrømmen for serious trout flyfishing.
Torben Berg-Sørensen, Denmark