Day 2, the lower river!
2018-08-07  18:03

The lower part of Stora Laxa is normally more productive, especially later in the season when daily catches of dozens of salmon is quite common. The upper river is the fairy tale river and the lower a bit more normal. We fished a few of the pools spending some time to take photos for the big book project. Johan Annerfelt is a superstar, some of the shoots he’s taken is probably some of the best I have ever seen, just amazing. We fished most of the beat’s nice pools and I lost a few that took careful but also got three nice fish with a female of 82 cm to be biggest. I fished my floater and also tried a little tip. As usual Dee Sheep variations worked well but also a slim Green Simple Fly tied on the new pearl tubing – actually a great looking fly. I truly like Stora Laxa it’s one of those rivers that will haunt you in your winter dreams. The fast hitch over the slick surface, the hard takes and the gin clear water. Looking into hours spent we did really well and more important we did get the footage we needed. Now we are heading north! Follow and you will see some other famous Icelandic rivers!

Stora Laxa day 1
2018-08-06  17:02

We left Scandinavia’s high pressures and it was truly refreshing to get some cold winds and rain. As you probably know you don’t go to Iceland for the weather! We drove up to what probably is the most scenic river in the whole wide world – the Stora Laxa. I have been fortunate to fish beat 4 before and also caught some nice fish. This time the river was in prefect conditions and a bit of a light rain made it perfect. Stora is one of the few rivers in Iceland where quite big flies can be effective. I fished a few pools posed for a million photos and the rest was 3 lost fish and 2 landed. The biggest I lost was probably around 8 kilos and the biggest landed around 4… A great day’s fishing. The floater and an extremely slim but quite long Dee Samurai were what produced most takes. Because of the book project we actually fished with a guide. Thorir Grétar was not only a great guy and a new good friend but also knew the river extremely well. 20 years experience is very important. Tomorrow we go down to the lower beats!

Finnmark & Alta!
2018-08-04  16:02

This year the Alta trip was restricted to only one days fishing. To make a great trip I added some things I wanted to do for a long time. I took the borrowed old Mercedes from Alta and drove over Finnmarks widda to Stabbursnes. Here one of Finnmarks many beautiful rivers, Stabburselva meets the fjord. This is an interesting area, many clear water rivers that have runs of really big fish. Fishing Alta soon 30 years I have never spend a lot of time on those rivers, but now in a way it feels I should. I fished zone 2 in Stabbur one night. Alone I walked and walked and walked... good exercise but also many beautiful pools to be fished. I caught a nice grilse on a slim hitch tube on one of the bottom pools. This little fly tied with the stealth thread on the new pearly tubing really felt the right weapon. The day after I drove to Lakselv. Visited some friends and Olderöy and was treated with great hospitality. I enjoyed the river and one day I will see what a week here can bring. A couple of days alone on a road trip, me and Neil young in the speakers – the good life.

Alta is the thing, the biggest challenge, the biggest fish. I picked up the photographer Johan Annerfelt. Johan is shooting for a common book project and of course we needed Alta to be part of it. My good friend Jan Vegard Ernsten got the fishing and invited me to join him. We fished Bollo on worst possible conditions. Below 0 zero water level, 17C and 30 C in the air – not a cloud to be seen. Hmm… sometimes we need excuses when not catching a fish, this time we got them all and it was truly difficult. We blanked, I touched three fish, closest was playing a 20-25lbs for 20 seconds before it just spitted the fly, a Pahtakorva on a large TTT – the same fly that gave me two 35+ lbs last year. Bollo is nice and Vinagorva just as nice. I showed Johan the canyon before we left for the airport, now on our way to Iceland. Iceland seems to have gathered all the low pressure for Europe. Perfect conditions with good runs in most rivers. To be honest it will be good to get some air to breath, leaving Alta at 33 C. Tonight we arrive at the magic beat 4 at Stora Laxa. Stay tuned and see if we can hit it right.

New SALAR Supreme Fly Wallets "X"
2018-08-02  11:03

Already 10 years ago we started using the concept “fly wallets”. When we launched our first SALAR Supreme Wallets with five pockets the fall 2016, we thought many would realize the advantages. But what a success it was! Today our SALAR Supreme wallets are standard in many places and every trip we meet people who say they will never go back to fly boxes. Now we give you our next generation of fly wallets. Golden brown with copper rivets, these wallets with 10 pockets are truly slick. The best way to store tube flies is without a doubt a fly wallet!

The advantages are the same as with the original, well protective, displays the flies, keeping hundreds of flies for you on the river. These two new wallets come in the same sizes, with twice the number of pockets, two ventilated for used flies. Throw your boxes and try the new even more efficient SALAR Supreme Fly Wallets!

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