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
June 2019 was the first month for Skålestrømmen Fly Fishing. We had a really good start with fantastic guests from Belgium, Austria and Denmark.
The weather was rather chaotic. From snow on May 29th to 26 degrees and blistering sunshine on June 4th. The buzzer hatches in the first two weeks we’re crazy. Loads of fish feeding on the top and good fishing could be had.
Water level was “OK”, but too high for wading except for spot 1. The Neck. However, fishing there was not on its height yet, even so the first 1kg fish wer caught there. Check out the fishing spots here
A lot happened right by the hut (16. Lake Pool), as well as in the stream. Our guests from Belgium had a great time.
The first June also marked the day we did install the new sign by the road. This was obviously a very good idea as Peter from Denmark found the sign and us. After a cup of coffee and and informative talk he decided to stay for a week.
Peter was not afraid of the strong winds he face during his week. It rather motivated him and so we learned a new approach top mayfly fishing. The Ephemera Vulgata started hatching and we could see groups of seagulls were hunting them. Peter followed his instincts and paddled out to the spot, even though it was blowing with 7m/s, right across from the hut. His effort was rewarded – he got a really big fish. Peter is a very good fisherman, but not a photographer, so the is no evidence in form of pixels. But look at him. Would he lie?
Kristin and Martin from Austria came to experience the bright nights and the nature in Lierne. Originally fishing was second on their list, but it was soon put first. They were literally hooked.
Big thanks goes to Joker Lierne. Camilla is always there to help.
and to Lierne Viltforedling for their amazing products. The food we prepared with their meats was very much appreciated by our guest.
Photo Highlights June 2019
This week we had Kristin & Martin as guests. They are from Mittersill in Austria. They own the Stefflhof farm. A really remarkable place.
They came to see the midnight sun and learn to fish. As a bonus they saw a lot of wildlife like beavers, lots of birds, the midnight sun and learned to fish, what they have never done before. Total beginners are allowed to fish with the spinrod of course. Everyone should have the chance to catch a fish. Kristin got 3 and Martin one.
Peter was our guest at the same time. Peter loved the undisturbed fishing. He was fishing hard this week and was rewarded well for his effort. When the E. Vulgata started to hatch the bIg ones came up and he got a 55cm big at the end of his line.
Kristin took many pictures at Skålestrømmen and around.