The area that you will be going to consists of a huge number of rivers and lakes where the experienced guide will take you to.The trip takes you to wide open tundra areas, small streams and ponds where you can find dream fish and hike to different spots.
Rivers and lakes in the area consist of crystal clear, drinkable water. Depending on local conditions such as water height and temperature the guide will take you to places where you have the possibility to catch arctic fish of a lifetime.
The fly fishing differs a lot depending on what kind of water we will be fishing – you will get to experience everything from fishing with streamers and nymphs in rapids to enjoying the excitement of dry fly -fishing in still waters. Prepare for a versatile style of fishing during the trip.
The trip starts with a helicopter transport to the drop-off and from there we move forward by hiking, so it is important that you are in good physical condition to be able to hike for up to 100 km during the 7 days.
FLY PATTERNS AND STYLES
Imitations of artic nature in the form of brown, grey and dark colours are most commonly used. Bright colours such as white, yellow and pink can be used in some varieties for the demanding arctic char. Usually small flies in sizes 10-16 are preferred. Dry flies, nymphs, streamers and wet flies are used – so prepare for a broad variety of flies.
EQUIPMENT AND ACCOMMODATION
Your equipment need to be packed light, so that you can bring with you everything needed for staying overnight in the wilderness. You need to bring your own light-weight tent and sleeping bag and other equipment needed and toiletries. Prepare for harsh conditions on the tundra, with rain and challenging temperatures.
The fishing is done with light 8-10’ rods in classes #4-6. The temperature during day time varies between 10 to 20 degrees Celcius and night time even close to 0 Celsius and the weather can shift quickly so be prepared with warm clothing. During the summer there are usually a lot of flies and mosquitoes so repellent is a must. Layer clothing under the wading gear is highly recommended.
Day 1. The guests arrive at Kiruna airport, where pick-up by car is arranged. From there we will drive to the helicopter airport for transportation to the fishing grounds up in the tundra. We set up camp and start fishing.
Day 6. Late afternoon pickup by helicopter and transport back to Kiruna. Accommodation in cottage.
Day 7. Drop-off at Kiruna airport
The package includes:
- 6 days fishing
- Professional guide
- Meals included in the price but carrying of all equipment is divided between
- All transports
- Numbers of participants per group: Minimum 4 people, maximum 6 people.
- Departures: Mid June - August
- Own light-weight tents and sleeping bag