FAQ – Frequently asked questions

What is the Skålestrømmen address?

Skålestrømmen
Rengsveien 155
7884 Sørli, Norway
phone +47 97123033
email zullich@me.com
GPS: 64.133413, 13.906638

How to get to Skålestrømmen? Which is the nearest Airport and how does one commute from there?

Nearest International Airport is Trondheim. https://avinor.no/flyplass/trondheim

From there it is around 280km by car. Google and other GPS system have a hard time finding our address. It is better to enter the GPS coordinates into your navigation device. 

GPS: 64.133413, 13.906638

Are there any small towns or villages or other places of interest nearby?

There is a lot of nature around Skålestrømmen but you also have easy access to small viallges with shops. The closest one are about 10km away. However, driving one hour is concidered being around the corner, so a rental car is a good thing to have. On arrival we will explain the nearby opportunities and also supply a map.

What are the cost?

We offer inclusive packages with accommodation, boats, licenses, all meals includeed, so that you do not have to worry about anything. Enjoy your stay in you own pace an in absolete freedom.

The packages cost in between 3900 to 4500 Norwegian crowns. This is about 400 Euros, 500 US Dollars. 

Is there a typical daily schedule at Skålestrømmen? Is the fishing only at night-time?

Freedom to do whatever you like is in focus here at Skålestrømmen. Breakfast is from roughly 9:00 to 11:00 and dinner is at 6. You have access to food 24 hours though.

Is there WiFi available?

The Norwegian 4G network is available pretty much everywhere. It is advisable to check the roaming rate with you cell phone provider or get a prepay SIM chip at the airport.

Is the toilet outside or in the cabin?

The hut is 100% self-contained. We are focussing on a very low impact. Electricity 12V is provided via sun panels. The toilet is outside. We have a gas heated shower with warm water inside and gas heated warm water in the kitchen.

What species of fish can we expect in Skålestrømmen?

Skålestrømmen and the lake Ulen above and Rengen below are solely but abundantly populated by wild Brown trout and Artic char. The sizes we see our guest catch ranges from 0,4 to 3 kg.Fly rod and trout - fishing for trout and Arctic char at Skålestrømmen, Norway

What are the regulations & bag limit?

Please refer to the rules page here – Skålestrømmen fishing rules

How about bringing a fish to the table for dinner?

We actually encourage our guests to do so. It just completes the experience. Tasting a true wild fish is unforgettable.

Judging by your site and the flies used there are plenty of dries i.e CDC’s , Klinks and so on so the light must be good at night time?

The nighttime i summer is bright. Many of the pictures on the page are taken around midnight and some of the best ones even with mobile phones.

What sort of tackle do I need to bring?

Please refer to the Tackle & Flies page.

We fly-fish regularly for Trout & Grayling at home so we think we’re Ok as per what is needed and so on. But most of our fish are stocked.

We do not have one single stocked fish here. All fish are wild, meaning they were born and raised in these waters. So the trout might be different to what your are used to, specifically in fighting power.

Are there Grayling too?

We do not have grayling but a trip to Swedish waters with good Grayling can be arranged.

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Entomology 4 Kids

Entomology – big old Greek word this is. The scientific (again something scary) study of insects. A fun science. Insects count for more than two-thirds of all known organisms. Amazing. No wonder the old Egyptians were fascinated by them. 

But no worries – YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW ALL THIS – well just a bit.

Why, you ask? Simply because insects are a big part of the diet of freshwater fish. The fish we want to catch feed on insects. Fly-fishers catch fish with the help of insect imitations. Not only the very fly, but also by replicating the behaviour and life cycles and so on.

OK, you adult people can understand from books, but how do kids learn this stuff? They have a huge interest in it. I have so many kids drop by when fishing asking what the heck I am doing there? Really quickly I got it. Some kids want to understand and learn by pictures, symbols. One has to use all one has to illustrate what this is about. Body language works well, and hands.

I “developed” a sign language to illustrate the four main families of insects we are dealing with as a fly-fisher. It is real good fun.

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I start with buzzers, midges and other two-winged insects. These insects make a buzzing noise, hence the name buzzer. Some of them suck blood, not all.

I ask them to cross the hands as shown in the picture and wiggle their fingers and make a buzzing noise… kids love this.

Next hand-sign is forming a roof. That is the caddis which is a good friend of the buzzers. They often appear together.

Next is the collapsed roof with the hand on top of each other – representing the stonefly.

And the last is the praying hands symbolising the mayfly. 

Kids seem to adopt this very quickly. By the water, they can be asked what do they see, or have seen? They can now explain what flies they have seen without having to remember all these scientific terms (“mayfly” is scientific for a 6-year-old).

Enjoy – and make sure to take the kids fishing… and bug hunting.

Griffith´s Gnat

Fly tying classes are part of the inclusive packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. You can learn to make these all these flies yourself. Tying materials and tools will be supplied if cannot bring your own.

The fly shown below works very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we like it simple and efficient.

However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the  fly fishing packages we offer. You can also buy flies and materials in our flyshop.

Griffith’s Gnat

The fly we will have a look at is known as the Griffith’s Gnat. A tiny little fly which features two materials. Peacock herl and cock hackle. … and thread of course.

The Griffith’s Gnat is a generic representation of some sort of insect lying on the water’s surface. Such flies are called “dry flies” as they do not sink. At least they shouldn’t. The hackle represents legs and maybe even wings leaving an imprint on the water’s surface.

Anatomy & Materials

Hook:
Standard dry fly hook – size 14 to 22 depending on what “fish-food-item” you intend to imitate.

Underbody:
Peacock herl is a natural material. The fibres from a peacock tail feather have a very nice dark greenish colour, very much like a blue bottle housefly. You can obtain the material in a fly shop, but it is also sold in other stores selling interior design items or DIY shops.

Hackle:
There are specialised chicken farms for fly tying. The feathers from roosters and hens are used for many fly designs and come in a myriad of colours. I mostly use black, reddish brown and grizzly. The fly shown is tied with a grizzly feather.

What is hackle?
Hackle – or hackling – is a technique to spread material around the hook so it stands off (the hook shank for example) at an angle of 45 to 90 degrees.
Traditionally one uses feathers for this job. A feather has two parts. The stem and fibres which are attached to that stem.
If one winds the feather stem around a hook (or wing post in a parachute fly) the fibres spread out. The feather or material one uses to hackle a fly is dependent upon the planned result. The qualities that affect material choices are the overall appearance (thickness of the fibres, colouration), length and stiffness.So why is this the first fly to learn?
It is an amazingly versatile pattern to fish with. It works in rivers and still-waters under many conditions.

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Red Tag

Fly tying classes are part of the inclusive packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. You can learn to make these all these flies yourself. Tying materials and tools will be supplied if cannot bring your own.

The fly shown below works very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we like it simple and efficient.

However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the  fly fishing packages we offer. You can also buy flies and meterials in our flyshop.

Red Tag

The famous Red Tag. It is said that Grayling are specifically fond of this pattern. In my experience trout love the little bug as well.  The Red Tag consists of three parts. Tail, body and hackle. The tail is made from red wool, cotton or synthetic yarn – hence the name “red tag”. The abdomen is made with peacock herl and for the hackle a cock feather is used. If you have learnt the Griffith’s Gnat, the Red Tag will be a piece of cake.

ANATOMY & MATERIALS

Hook: Standard dry fly hook size 14 to 18

Thread: Dyneema 55

Body: Peacock herl – 2 or 3 strands

Hackle: brown or ginger rooster hackle of high quality

Tail: Red wool – synthetic, cotton or sheep – just that it is red

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Hare Nymph

Fly tying classes are part of the inklusive packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. You can learn to make these all these flies yourself. Tying materials and tools will be supplied if cannot bring your own.

The fly shown below works very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we like it simple and efficient.

However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the  fly fishing packages we offer. You can also buy flies and materials in our flyshop.

Hare Nymph

Larvae imitations are called Nymphs in fly fishing. They are very effective lures as aquatic insects (aka fish food) which spend most of their lives under water.

Larvae are frequently adapted to environments separate from adults. For example, some larvae such as tadpoles live almost exclusively in aquatic environments, but can live outside water as adult frogs. By living in a distinct environment, larvae may be given shelter from predators and reduce competition for resources with the adult population. Animals in the larval stage will consume food to fuel their transition into the adult form.

A larva’s appearance is generally very different from the adult form. A larva often has unique structures and organs that do not occur in the adult form, and their diet might be considerably different.

Imitating a food source such as larvae is done with so called “nymphs”. These flies are meant to sink and resemble the items fish eat under the surface.

ANATOMY & MATERIALS

Hook: Standard dry fly hook size 10 to 18

Thread: Dyneema 55

Dubbing: Hare’s ear dubbing

Ribbing: Copper wire

Weight: tungsten bead as head

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Czech Nymph

Fly tying classes are part of the inclusive packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. You can learn to make these all these flies yourself. Tying materials and tools will be supplied if cannot bring your own.

The fly shown below works very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we like it simple and efficient.

However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the  fly fishing packages we offer. You can also buy flies and materials in our flyshop.

Czech Nymph

Maybe one of the simplest of all nymphs, but certainly one of the most effective patterns ever. It’s famous amongst competition anglers. It either imitates a caddis larva or a freshwater shrimp. I tend to see more of a caddis larva in it. Your vision may vary. Anyway – fish just see “FOOD” flashing in big letters when this comes trundling along in front of their noses.

ANATOMY & MATERIALS

Hook: Czech Nymph hook size 6 to 14

Thread:  Dyneema 165

Dubbing: Šiman peacock dubbing is used in the video, but there are many others which work well too.

Ribbing:  1st ribbing – thick copper wire, red, 2nd ribbing Dyneema 165 thread, blackened with waterproof marker pen

Shellback:  VN Flexibody(™) or similar material. You can use thinner material.

Weight: lead wire 020

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Klinkhamer

Fly tying classes are part of the inclusive packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. You can learn to make these all these flies yourself. Tying materials and tools will be supplied if cannot bring your own.

The fly shown below works very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we like it simple and efficient.

However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the  fly fishing packages we offer. You can also buy flies and materials in our flyshop.

THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. Excerpt From Fly Tying by Thomas Züllich available on Apple iBooks
THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. Excerpt From Fly Tying by Thomas Züllich available on Apple iBooks

Parachute Mayfly

Fly tying classes are part of the inclusive packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. You can learn to make these all these flies yourself. Tying materials and tools will be supplied if cannot bring your own.

The fly shown below works very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we like it simple and efficient.

However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the  fly fishing packages we offer. You can also buy flies and materials in our flyshop.

THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. Excerpt From Fly Tying by Thomas Züllich available on Apple iBooks
THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. Excerpt From Fly Tying by Thomas Züllich available on Apple iBooks

Carpet Yarn Caddis

Fly tying classes are part of the inclusive packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. You can learn to make these all these flies yourself. Tying materials and tools will be supplied if cannot bring your own.

The fly shown below works very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we like it simple and efficient.

However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the  fly fishing packages we offer. You can also buy flies and materials in our flyshop.

THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. Excerpt From Fly Tying by Thomas Züllich available on Apple iBooks
THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. Excerpt From Fly Tying by Thomas Züllich available on Apple iBooks