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torstai 18. elokuuta 2016

Tube flies for Autumn

So,as I wrote in my last post Autumn is just around the corner and for me or actually my fishing it's time for big tube flies.
Not so long ago I fished only tube flies but have noticed lately that ordinary hook flies have been nice to fish in warm conditions but when water gets cold and I need very slow retrieving an long stops in shallow water tubes have been better in my opinion.


My summer fishing has been good,in fact I'm very pleased with so many good fights and  good sized pikes to dream about when winter takes over later on.

I'm very excited at the moment,summer fishing is nice in it's own way,I mean sunny weather,warm summer nights,paddling around in shorts and T-shirt and as I mentioned,I had some good fights and fishes too but there's so many cool things in Autumn fishing too.Rain,hard winds and cold weather and water,which force you to think your fishing all over again,different type of flies,lines,fishing techniques and even places sometimes,no wonder why I never get bored fishing for pike.

tiistai 16. elokuuta 2016

Closing in for Autumn season.

Water temps have slowly but surely start to drop and summer season coming to an end which open the door for the autumn fishing.
Summer fishing have been spent and exploring a new venue,in fact,I have been fishing my regular waters only once this summer.This new venue is the same which me and my friend "found" last fall and I have systematically enlarged that venue this summer and with results I'm pretty happy with,got high hopes for the forthcoming fall season.

Once again I have been a bit lazy to update this blog and once again I promise myself to do a bit better on that.
Have been doing a lot of exploring myself on the venue but three latest trips have been with a team mate from Wildy fishing.




It has been very nice to explore this beautiful area through the summer and I can't wait for some rain,wind and cold water.







Autumn,bring it on.

lauantai 30. heinäkuuta 2016

Tying flies.

Among all fishing there has been some fly tying too and a new favorite has seen the daylight.

New favorite.
This color combo has been outstanding so far,only eight days after it was tied it had five very good fishes on his belt and I have tied this combo more than any so far,four or five I think.
Also tied a normal hollow tie in this color and on my last trip all fifteen pikes was landed with this beast or the normal sized fly of this color combo.

Beast & Normal hollow

Same flies rinsed.
That normal hollow tie was hammered and destroyed by some jacks on it's first trip so need to tie a new one...or better make them two or three at once.


Destroyed.
I have mostly tied some "Beast" styled flies With some twists,like a Brad Bohen "Beauford" inspired head which remind me of "Bulkhead" heads.










These flies are not "five minute ties",With my skills it take almost an hour to tie and it's kinda sad that sometimes a fly is destroyed after just couple of fishes.
The Beast with Pink/Black head have last for about twenty pikes already but like always,small fishes destroy flies more often.

Tail part tied.
Fooled by a White/Pink/Black Beast.

Good Bucktail is a must.

Added some "bling bling" between ties.


Gonna end this post with some normal hollows and bulkhead ties which feel so fast and easy to tie after all Beast ties.
Even if I fish mostly with Beasts I definitely want to have some of these in my boxes too.

Orange/White can't go wrong


Love natural colors

Four Beasts,one Bulkhead,one hollow.

torstai 28. heinäkuuta 2016

Summer fishing

Even if the weather has been pretty warm lately and I have not been out fishing too much I must say that my fishing has been surprisingly good,I was yesterday out fishing on a venue I usually fish after a long,long pause and even if the weather was rather hot than warm and no wind in morning I went home with a smile on my face,fishing was good and I was not exhausted paddling against the wind.
Fishes were small but landed about 15 fishes so....


Storm 2016,never forget...



Summer kayaking at it's best



I have studied more carefully a venue I found with one of my team mate from Wildy Fishing Finland last fall and have been happily surprised with both numbers and size.
There's some issues in this venue too,it's a long way to paddle and that's why I have spent some time to explore some places in midway,just in case fishing would be slow in the final destination.
Also water level is low....in fact extremely low so only -15 cm and it's not worth a visit.
Only two kind of winds suits for fishing,otherwise water will be too murky to fish (in summertime)
Biggest issue imo is those big areas covered with reeds and especially lily pads which makes 60 % of this beautiful place unfishable or at least very hard to fish.

Hard to get a clean run...

Well,you might wonder why I have visited that place so often lately...
IF...IF the conditions are right fishing CAN be magical,at least for me,some of you know I like surroundings with challenge like fishing among reeds.....and lily pads :)
Had one awesome day with 36 landed fishes,including some nice ones too.

My face when life taste gooooooooood.

My face after dropping a 120 cm TWICE....
Anyway,vacation continue and I really hope to spend some days on water before I'll have to get back on duty,gonna end this post with some pics of fishes landed on that place,also got some video material waiting for editing but until then,stay tuned.








tiistai 5. heinäkuuta 2016

maanantai 4. heinäkuuta 2016

Season best in rain among reeds and lilypads.

Summer season is on and even if I haven't wrote any updates I have been out fishing...fishing for perch with flies but seem to be hard to get one,landed tons of jacks instead on small 4-5 cm flies so nothing actually to write about.

I'm on vacation at the moment so that's why I went out fishing on this Monday in a rainy and windy weather.
Decided to fish on a totally new area and started with Perch.
I fished for couple of hours but landed only two small jacks and because of the weather I was a bit annoyed and decided to paddle to a area I have had some awesome pike fishing earlier,just to get some action,not funny to be cold and soaked and not even catch.
The water was murky in this area because of the wind and normally I would not have even fish here but it was too late to change any plans now and a long way to paddle anywhere else so I started to fish.

This area is pretty small but still if you fish it carefully there's a lot to fish.
It felt a bit strange to use bigger flies again after those small size #6 hook flies but not too long before I managed to get some decent length  in my cast,not even long before I landed my first pike from this area for this season.



Pain in the ass to get decent pics in rainy weather,couldn't get better than this pic.
I never thought this place could be so good in summertime,very shallow and murky water.
Guess that a lot of baitfish and good places to hide under lilypads and small pocket among all reed is the key that fishing here use to be good.



Landed couple more nice fishes and tried to eat something even if my sandwhiches was soaked,but just to keep the focus on fishing.


I was good to keep the focus on because just before I was to leave someone attacked my fly hard.
I really struggled to keep this angry bugger in control and when she come up to surface I saw that this was a good fish...+100 cm for sure.
The fight kept on for about 5 minutes,way too long imo,but finally managed to land this beauty and after a quick measuring and some pics she was safely released back where she belong



Season best so far.
Gosh it felt good to fish for pikes after couple of Perch sessions.Can't wait to get out again.