At the end of next week we’re going off for the fishing trip of the year. We are heading for a week in the wilderness, at one of Håvard’s secret places that is supposed to be packed with huge arctic char and trout. Håvard’s been there before and he has told a lot about the spot, and I’m trying to be as well prepared as possible. I ordered some extra batteries for my cameras, the fly boxes are packed and I can hardly wait to get there. We just got new, really solid backpacks made by the Finnish brand Savotta. They make gear for the Finnish army, and we really need that quality for this trip. The load will be heavy, and the hike will be long and exhausting.
There are some things that puzzle me. Håvard, can you help me with this?
- I heard there are huge amounts of lemmings up in the mountains this year. We have to boil all the drinking water I guess. That’s a lot of extra gas to carry… Boil one week’s drinking water. How about the trout up there – do you think they eat lemmings? Maybe a box of lemming flies might come in handy.
- What about the other flies? What’s supposed to be good on that area?
- I’m probably bringing a #5 rod and a #6 rod. Will floating lines be enough or should I bring a sinking line as well?
- I think I’ll bring a tying vise so we can tie some flies during rainy days. What materials/hooks should I bring?
- Who takes care of the medical stuff?
- Who takes care of the food/menus/shopping?
- What kind of temperatures are we expecting?
- Who brings gas burners/cooking stuff? Mine got stolen when we were camping in Oslo 🙁
Man this will be nice!