Spey clave

torstai 31. joulukuuta 2015

tiistai 29. joulukuuta 2015

Grateful for season 2015.

So,have barely overcome the shock how quick our weather can change,took some days of just to get out fishing.Had set my sight to go out on Boxing day but strong winds,16 to 25 m/s made me stay home and as soon as the wind took of we had snow and temps like -11 degrees and forecasts promised cold weather in future too so my season end came very quickly,no time to plan a "season end trip".
Anyway,even if the end always sucks a bit I always try to be grateful of all wonderful moments I have managed to spend out on the water in our beautiful surroundings.

Thinking back from my season opener to the end of it my thoughts inevitably goes back to that one day Oct.24 to be exact when I caught my season best,a 112 cm beautiful ma'm and landed a handful of other very nice fishes too.





Also to discover new venues was now afterward thinking so cool,even if it was a real nightmare sometime to first study maps for a week,then paddle to the venue just to find out it was a total miss,but remember that one trip to a new venue which gave me so many nice memories,five pikes close to 100 cm mark in a row among other things too.

Oh gee,that one 30 min session which ended up with a nice fish.......



The one trip I made with two of my friends,Alex and Basse that one hot summer day trying to find some topwater action among lily pads without a single hit and on our way back it just suddenly happen.




Night fishing with Basse "Thebeis" including barbecue,laughter and of course fishes.
Met many new nice people like Niklaus Bauer at GoExpo in March ??? and was on his tying course in December and got new motivation,inspiration and tying tips.

Fishing camp in June with some of my friends,my brother and some youngsters was also pretty cool.





I could go on and on.....
Even if i blanked only twice this season fishing was sometimes slow but since I started fishing from a kayak some time ago I have started to take a closer look at the surroundings I use to fish from,have started to take more photos.
Good food and decent lunchbreaks can make my day is a notice from this season and believe it or not I have study recepies for quick easy cooking.
Mentioned surroundings and I'm gonna end this post with some photos from this season.too often my trips have been more or less about to catch the fish of my life without noticed surroundings around me.
Not gonna do that anymore,that's my promise for season 2016.

Autumn sunset.

Autumn is so much more than rain and cold.

One of the first spring sessions.

Summer night.

Summer day.

Lunch break view.

Late coffee break out somewhere.

Still going strong.

On a rocky beach.

Slow fishing but still happy.

Clouds arriving.

Night time,right time.

On my way back,had to stop.

Could stare on this sight forever.

Intriguining.

Calm surface.

One of those summer days.


Among lilypads.


Some rain and thunder in front.

Beautiful morning.

Beautiful evening.

Wonder if it's gonna start raining...

Red sky.

Like a mirror.


Bye sun,see you tmw.

At campfire.(photo by Anton Saksa)

High water.

Cold but beautiful autumn eve.

torstai 24. joulukuuta 2015

Merry Christmas.

Want to wish you all a Merry christmas including screamin reels and bended rods.


maanantai 21. joulukuuta 2015

New tying video released.

As I wrote some posts ago I have fished a lot with "Shape shifters" this season and they have been very productive.Have had plans to do a tying video of too but have had so much to do and even a easy tie use to take many hours to film it and also editing take some time not to mention the uploads.
Anyway,I finally managed to get one video ready,there are more to come,got a lot of ready material,need to sit down and do some editing first.
Until then,enjoy this video :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvBw58AmFds


Same fly in UV light.

maanantai 14. joulukuuta 2015

Vision/Bauer power day Dec.12-13 2015.

Long time since I been in such a good mood on a Monday while driving to work,had a awesome weekend.
Felt abit confused because I went fishing on Saturday instead of going to Spey Clave to the first day of this pike event but the need for it was so strong especially at this time of year when every trip can be your last before the long cold winter hit you and you facing a long,long waiting period fighting the rising depression mode watching fishing movies and photos from earlier seasons.

Well....I was fishing but we could sum it up like: "Fishing was so bad even liars didn't catch"
I didn't blank,only blanked two times this season but caught only couple of jacks and was freezing my fingers,my toes of me so....I have had better days too.

Sunday was booked for a fly tying course long time ago,and not just any course,it was guided by a guy who along with Simon Graham has had the biggest impact on my own tying,Niklaus Bauer who is known by probably every pike fly fisher in at least Europe
Think it's so nice that we finally got these kinda events in Finland too,for me it looks like fly fishing for pike is a rising trend.

Mr.Bauer guiding our tying


We started with a bit easier tie,a tubefly which I had tied hundreds of but once again I learned some nice tricks which will help my tying in future.

Our first ties.

My tie.

After the first tie we had a lunch break and continued with a little bit more advanced fly,a "Black bream"

To be honest,I kidding with my friends before the course that hopefully we're not gonna tie a 30 cm fly with two hooks,a 6/0 and a 4/0 including a lot of beads and stuff,all because it looked very heavy to cast but guess what?.....exactly what was on the menu next.
I was very surprised of the weight when I had a model fly in my hands,could not believe that the fly was so light,sparingly dressed was the key factor to get this 30 cm fly feel like any normal tube fly.
Think I have mentioned about a place were all kind of big bream patterns work so well and think this will be a killer at that spot.


Black breams in UV-light.
I really hope......almost insist that  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTrHPEglCkDz54iSg9ss9Q should upload a instructional video of this fly,If someone of you readers know people from there could you please give them a tip.....


  

tiistai 8. joulukuuta 2015

Video update.

A video of my last session,there is two videos,one of a short but intense fight and a a compilation of a overall slow fishing day.

http://jacksonkayak.com/blog/2015/12/08/rod-breaking-situation-for-piker/


Bauer power day reminder.

So nice we got these kinda events in Finland too,can't wait to get there.


http://shop.helsinkispeyclave.com/news/38/event---bauer-power-day--vision-demo-12122015


Piketeaser studio report.

Working on a bit longer movie clip of my season 2015.HOPING !!!!! to get it ready in February 2015.
Here's a small trailer of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZzdnfMMopE