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  1. MAGIC GRAYLING RIVER I have been fishing grayling in Northern Scandinavia for more than 20 years. During my fishing career I have visited many wonderful grayling rivers, but compared to any other river the Magic River is unique. In the northernmost reaches of Lapland, there's a river where the grayling grow really big. Every year dozens of grayling over 1 kg (2.2 lbs), the largest ones exceeding even 2 kg (4.4 lbs) in weight, are caught there. The source of the river is located in the high fell range. The elevation of the primary headwater lake of the river is more than 600 meters above sea level. The river runs far away from any settlement, so it is a genuine wilderness river. Distance to the nearest road is about 35 km. This is the main reason why there has not been over-fishing in the river, and, consequently, the grayling have been able to attain trophy size. We have been naming the rapids of the river as 2100, 1850, 1800, 1780 etc., not by the length of the rapids, but by the weight (in grammes) of the largest grayling we have caught there. As the summer is short in North Scandinavia (tundra), fishing season on the river lasts only about 100 days. Prime season is usually from late June to mid July. Occasionally, catches are good also in August and early September. Weather conditions can vary greatly. In some years, it has been raining wet snow in late June. On the other hand, the temperature was above 25 ºC in late June last summer. At the end of June the normal water temperature is 15-17 ºC, but last summer the weather was hot and water temperature was unusually high, increasing up to 21.3 ºC during the warmest days. The best fishing time for grayling is from late morning to evening, regardless of whether the day is sunny or cloudy. Despite the effort, however, we haven't been able to catch any grayling in the small hours or early morning. On this magnificent river, the growth of grayling does not cease after the first spawning, which usually takes place at age five years and length of 30 cm (12") of the fish. Instead, they grow well until they reach 10 years of age, after which the growth begins to slow down gradually. Due to short summer seasons in Lapland, it takes 10 years for a grayling to attain a weight of 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs). The biggest grayling we caught was 15-summer-old and weighed 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs). The largest grayling taken on a fly in Finland in the 2000's weighed 2.280 kg (5.03 lbs). It was caught on the Könkämäeno River in 2001. I believe even bigger grayling are still present there. Most of the large grayling we have caught have taken dry fly. Adult sedge imitations have worked best, above all the 'Ivalonmattilainen', designed by my friend and fishing buddy Kari Kujala. This fly has fooled dozens of grayling over 1 kg, the biggest weighing exactly 2 kg. The fly has turned out to work well also in other clear watered rivers in Lapland. Though designed for grayling, the fly suits brown trout and whitefish fishing, too. So far, the biggest whitefish caught on the 'Ivalonmattilainen' weighed 1.960 kg (4.32 lbs). IVALONMATTILAINEN Hook: size 12 kamasan B401 Tying silk: thin black Body: back (2/3 ) goldenyellov hare's hair.1/3 brown bear Wing: brown bear's hair Head: tying silk More about grayling fly fishing: Visit My Website www.graylingland.com Text: Ari Savikko ©.
  2. Welcome to Grayling Lands blog! The blog is still under construction, but we are updating it all the time so you can follow us on our fly fishing trips all around northern Scandinavia. Feel free to leave comments or contact us if you have any questions and we will gladly give you tips and answers! We hope you enjoy reading our blog! http://flyfishingfinland.blogspot.com/
  3. Yes... July is many mosquitos but end of June and early July and also August.. then mosquitos does not eny harm (almost all mosquitos die) Middle July is sometimes "hellish" . but no problem if use repellent! but where is lot of mosquitos...there is lot big graylings and sorry my english its not perfect...
  4. In this magic River.. here lives Giant graylings (1kg-2kg) tundra brown trout (1kg-3kg)and very big Whitefish (1kg-5kg). This river runs far away in Arctic tundra and arrival is possible only by helicopter! Here you can experience a true Wilderness! Example Program: 1 day - Arrive. Arrive at Kittilä airport and transfer to Kilpisjärvi (appox, 280km). Welcome drinks and short introduction to the programme. Accommodation in cottage. Sauna and dinner. 2 - 6 day - Helicopter fly fishing tour! Breakfast and helicopter transfer far away of Arctic Wilderness and Fly fishing adventure begis! During the trip our experienced fly fishing guides will share their knowledge of the best fly fishing places where fish are waiting to be caught. Ofcourse fly fishing is the main goal for the adventure but we don’t forget to enjoy nice Arctic mountain views and Wild nature with cup of coffee every now and then. Lunch and dinner is served every day by the open fire. Afternoon on the day 6 helicopter picup us back to civilization and you have a sauna, and nice farewell dinner with your guides in hotel Kilpisjärvi! 7 day - Back to home. Breakfast. Transfer to Kittilä airport (appox 280km) and return flight. * Date: 1.7.2010-15.9.2010 * Duration: 7 days and 6 nights * Group size: 2-6 person * Includes: Transfers Finland, Kittilä airport - Kilpisjärvi village - Kittilä airport (280km one way), helicopter transfers Kilpisjärvi village - tundra river - Kilpisjärvi village (35km one way), 2 night in hotel or cottage with sauna, shower and toilet, 4 nights in tent, small rubber boats, full board, all fishing licenses and fly fishing guides. * Extra charge: Transfers from others airports (Tromso, Norway or Rovaniemi Finland) Extra days and hotel or cabin accommodation in Kilpisjärvi village! More information: http://www.graylingland.com/96
  5. Amazing fly fishing vacation in Finnmark Norway - Mollisjohka The most best grayling fly fishing waters in the world... The biggest grayling 69,5cm (3,2kg), biggest trout 9,3kg and biggest pike 16,5kg! Mollisjohka is a genuine mountain lodge and one of the few that was not connected to the existing road network when these were built in Finnmark. The mountain lodge is literally in the middle of the Plateau, equidistant from Alta and Karasjok, 70 kilometres each way. Facilities The mountain lodge has recently been restored. Per Edvard and Randi have a total of 54 beds in 5 huts and rooms in the main building. They have a modern kitchen, sanitation, a lounge with a hearth and a dining room. The setup also has a sauna and a turf hut, or gamme. The gamme is used for smoking meat as well as an eating space for guests. At Mollisjokka the focus is naturally on the cuisine of the Plateau, and they make the most delicious dishes from the resources right outside the door. In both summer and winter, trout, arctic charr and grayling, pike and perch are fished out of the Iesjokka, one of the best-stocked rivers in Finnmark. You are right in the middle of cloudberry and grouse country. These resources are reaped and often adorn Mollisjohka aromatic table. Program: 1 day - Arrive. Arrive at Norway - Alta airport or Finland - Ivalo, Rovaniemi or Kittilä airport. Transfer to Finnmark in Norway. Arrived at a small Sami village Suosjärvi. Then we begin an exciting trip with a jeep. Over fell and rivers in the middle of tundra. The trip over the fell lasts 2 hours (30km). We arrive at the Nedre fell center. Welcome drinks, lunch and introduction to the programs and Sámi culture. Sauna and dinner. Night in cottage 2 day - Iesjohka River... 2kg grayling? Breakfast and transfer by river boat (40minute) 15km up to river and we arrive in the world's most best grayling and trout fishing waters. All day we will fish grayling and trout. We spend night in tent. Lunch and dinner are made by the open fire. 3 day - Change trout fly. Breakfast. Today we try to catch big trout. Lunch by the open fire. Evening we begin the journey back to the cottage. Sauna, dinner and night in cottage. 4 day - Be careful... There living monster pikes. Breakfast. Today we go fishing in amazing tundra lake Romis. We focus on grayling but there is also giant pikes (more than 10kg). Night in cottage. Lunch at lake Romis, dinner in the Cottage. 5 day - Choose free. Breakfast. Today you can choose do you want to fish trout, perch, pike or grayling? Evening farefell dinner with your guides, sauna and jacuzzi. Night in cottage. 6 day - Back to home. Breakfast. We start our journey with a jeep trough the tundra. Transfer to airport. Duration: 6 days / 5 night Group size: 2-8 Price: Contact sales. info (@) graylingland.com Price includes: 4 nights in cottage, shower/toilet, sauna, 1 night in tent, tundra driving license, full board (all inclusive eating), fishing equipment, all fishing license, rubber boots, fly fishing waders and shoes, rain dress, guides and transfers. For extra fee: Extra days More information: http://www.graylingland.com/96
  6. Amazing fly fishing vacation in Finnmark Norway - Mollisjohka The most best grayling fly fishing waters in the world... The biggest grayling 69,5cm (3,2kg), biggest trout 9,3kg and biggest pike 16,5kg! Mollisjohka is a genuine mountain lodge and one of the few that was not connected to the existing road network when these were built in Finnmark. The mountain lodge is literally in the middle of the Plateau, equidistant from Alta and Karasjok, 70 kilometres each way. Facilities The mountain lodge has recently been restored. Per Edvard and Randi have a total of 54 beds in 5 huts and rooms in the main building. They have a modern kitchen, sanitation, a lounge with a hearth and a dining room. The setup also has a sauna and a turf hut, or gamme. The gamme is used for smoking meat as well as an eating space for guests. At Mollisjokka the focus is naturally on the cuisine of the Plateau, and they make the most delicious dishes from the resources right outside the door. In both summer and winter, trout, arctic charr and grayling, pike and perch are fished out of the Iesjokka, one of the best-stocked rivers in Finnmark. You are right in the middle of cloudberry and grouse country. These resources are reaped and often adorn Mollisjohka aromatic table. Program: 1 day - Arrive. Arrive at Norway - Alta airport or Finland - Ivalo, Rovaniemi or Kittilä airport. Transfer to Finnmark in Norway. Arrived at a small Sami village Suosjärvi. Then we begin an exciting trip with a jeep. Over fell and rivers in the middle of tundra. The trip over the fell lasts 2 hours (30km). We arrive at the Nedre fell center. Welcome drinks, lunch and introduction to the programs and Sámi culture. Sauna and dinner. Night in cottage 2 day - Iesjohka River... 2kg grayling? Breakfast and transfer by river boat (40minute) 15km up to river and we arrive in the world's most best grayling and trout fishing waters. All day we will fish grayling and trout. We spend night in tent. Lunch and dinner are made by the open fire. 3 day - Change trout fly. Breakfast. Today we try to catch big trout. Lunch by the open fire. Evening we begin the journey back to the cottage. Sauna, dinner and night in cottage. 4 day - Be careful... There living monster pikes. Breakfast. Today we go fishing in amazing tundra lake Romis. We focus on grayling but there is also giant pikes (more than 10kg). Night in cottage. Lunch at lake Romis, dinner in the Cottage. 5 day - Choose free. Breakfast. Today you can choose do you want to fish trout, perch, pike or grayling? Evening farefell dinner with your guides, sauna and jacuzzi. Night in cottage. 6 day - Back to home. Breakfast. We start our journey with a jeep trough the tundra. Transfer to airport. Duration: 6 days / 5 night Group size: 2-8 Price: Contact sales. info (@) graylingland.com Price includes: 4 nights in cottage, shower/toilet, sauna, 1 night in tent, tundra driving license, full board (all inclusive eating), fishing equipment, all fishing license, rubber boots, fly fishing waders and shoes, rain dress, guides and transfers. For extra fee: Extra days More information: http://www.graylingland.com/96 Look also our fishing videos at http://graylingland.com/news.html?37
  7. Our company (AH-Elämykset) name is changed. So, new name is GraylingLand. http://graylingland.com Regards: Aki
  8. We provide Finland, Sweden and Norway fishing trips and vacations for salmon, arctic char, trout, grayling, whitefish, pike and perch with lodging in our fishing packages. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality Lapland and Norway fishing vacations and will go beyond your service expectations. Check out our homepages: http://graylingland.com/57 Check also our fishing video (YouTube): Best regards: Aki Huhtanen Grayling Land Puthaanrannantie 18 FIN-99300 MUONIO Tel + 358 (0) 45 2665222 e-mail: info@graylingland.com www.graylingland.com ´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º>
  9. 23kg salmon, 2.1kg grayling and more... Look amazing fishing video (YouTube) :
  10. We provide Finland, Sweden and Norway fishing trips and vacations for salmon, arctic char, trout, grayling, whitefish, pike and perch with lodging in our fishing packages. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality Lapland and Norway fishing vacations and will go beyond your service expectations. Check out our homepages: www.graylingland.com Best regards: Aki Huhtanen Grayling Land Puthaanrannantie 18 FIN-99300 MUONIO Tel + 358 (0) 45 2665222 e-mail: info@graylingland.com www.graylingland.com ´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> Youtube Video ->Original Video Grayling.bmp
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    Giant grayling fly fishing in Finland, Norway and Sweden
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