This trip focus on fishing for big brown trout from rubber boats whilst moving down the river. The key to succeed in this kind of fishing is to do fast and precise casts to places where the trout can be hiding out, such as different structures. Grayling is available throughout the river as well.
The fly fishing is done mostly with relative short rods in order to do precise casts. Different kind of streamers is the main fly style, in different sizes. Nymphs can also be used for drifting. Prepare for a versatile style of fishing during the trip.
FLY PATTERNS AND STYLES
Imitations of artic nature in the form of brown, grey and dark colours are most commonly used. Medium-size and large streamers can be used in different colours. Nymphs can be quite small.
EQUIPMENT AND ACCOMMODATION
The travel arrangement includes accommodation for the guests. A sleeping bag should be brought along as the trip includes staying in tents up in the tundra. Other equipment such as toiletries and enough clothing shall be brought by the guest. Prepare for harsh conditions on the tundra, with rain and challenging temperatures. You will be moving down the river rubber boat and both clothing and equipment can easily get wet. Pack accordingly and try to avoid bringing electronics, or pack them in dry packs.
The fishing is done mostly with short rods (8-9 ft, class 6-7). The temperature during day time varies between 10 to 20 degrees Celcius in the air and 5-10 in the water 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 have a short de-briefing and then go to the river, where we take off with rubber boats. Fishing is done from rubber boats and we camp in tents half-way.
Day 2. Fishing and rafting. We reach the island camp during the afternoon. We fish and enjoy the evening at the camp.
Day 3. The trip continues along slow water through beautiful landscapes. The final destination is reached in the afternoon, where sauna can be enjoyed. The guests are taken to the airport afterwards, depending on the travel schedules of the guests.
The package includes:
- 2,5 days fishing
- Professional guide
- Accommodation in tents
- Breakfast, dinner and supper every day
- All transports
- Numbers of participants per group: 2 people
- Departures: Mid-July - August