Tuesday, May 25, 2010 | By: sunnysuomi

SID 3 is out - I am in :)

The ever more popular Sleeping in the Dirt online fishing magazine's latest issue is out. It is built around the Road Trip theme, where my last year's fishing trip fit well. Yes, I am in. :) Have a look at the magazine, which features magnificent photos from many of my friends, as well.
Saturday, May 8, 2010 | By: sunnysuomi

Fun whole day

Today, I got up early to go fishing. :)
As last week fishing was great, I had no anticipation of hooking lots of trout (rule of stocking). Already at the first cast, I was proved to be wrong. I hooked and landed a nice bow! After which, I done a few LDRs (long-distance release) and lost quite a few of my new and successful new ties. :( However, the fun continued and I landed and released over 15 fish. I took many photos, some keepers. The weather was wet and bitterly cold. I felt cold despite multi-layered and waterproof clothing, but the continuous action kept me going. :)
The water level is even higher than last week. So, you have to know where to look for the fish. Wading is still prohibited, which makes casting and landing bit more challenging. Hopefully, this restriction will bring new generation of trout to our stream. Today, I also heard a rumor that someone caught a fat brownie over 70 cm in our water. It would be a great sign. She was C&R.
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Saturday, May 1, 2010 | By: sunnysuomi

Finally the season was kicked off!

Today, I spent quite a few hours in the rain, wind, and cold... but what a blast it was! I hooked many, but landed 2 over-50cm rainbow and a small brownie. I was also extremely happy about the brown trout, as that either survived the winter or born there. Water is high and the current is pretty strong, so landing fish was a bit of challenge. Although, the over-size #6 Sage and 0.25mm leader made it OK.
I was also happy to see that the river-watcher came, checked licences, explained the no-wading rule and gave river maps. I hope to see less poachers this year.

Salmon flies tying evening

This week, I again went to Espoon Perhokalastajat r.y.'s eveing where Toni (if I recall correctly) taught us tying two salmon flies, one traditional and one tube fly (photos will follow). However, it is not the flies I learned the most from, but he shown some smart techniques (like the thumb-indexfinger hackle preparation). I was again happy to see so many fly tying fans (this time mostly different people from the previous session). Great job, EPK!