FLY TV – Small Stream Brown Troutin’ in the Mountains

FLY TV – Small Stream Brown Troutin’ in the Mountains


– I am Daniel Bergman.
– And I am Robert Hansson. You are watching FLY TV and
today, we are doing this: We are at a stream called Ältsån. First, I had a bigger fish,
who just murdered the fly. Just when it hit the surface. A proper mountain brownie. Time of the big lunkers.
Let’s go get them. I will give it a go with a nymph. Stunning! Absolutely stunning. We flew with the chopper
from Ammarnäs. We are sitting here
in the middle of nowhere. Where are we? Well, we travelled west,
closer to the Norwegian border. We are at a stream called Ältsån,
which is a lovely trout stream. Looks like it.
What are we planning to do here? We will stay here over night. – We can expect different conditions.
– It is not that warm. There is still a lot of hatching. Dry fly, streamer, nymphs. You brought some streamers
from our last episode, right? – I have been tying some too.
– That is good. We are going to fish for trout.
They are rising down there. Let’s get going. Strong. It has a face full of me. First, I had a bigger fish,
who just murdered the fly. Just when it hit the surface. A couple of casts later,
this beauty decided it was hungry. A proper mountain brownie. Let it go back. Awesome! Yeah! Hey ya! There is something strange
with this pool. Some of them are completely silver.
It is a small one. So near the bank. Just a small one.
We will let it go, bye-bye! Look over there. On a dry fly. Lovely! Just when the sky opens up. What size is it, Daniel? It is not that big,
but it is strong as hell. Come on. No. No way. It is using the current really well. Come on! Seriously? Okay. Oh, another good rise out there. It is a good fish.
It is a beautiful fish. Look at that beauty. Stunning! Absolutely stunning. Well, shit happens. A beautiful fish. It took that Dyret fly. Just after I saw it rise. Next cast…
It was almost in slow motion. Then BAM!
Awesome. But I saw another fish right out there.
Just when I was fighting this one. We will see if that one wants to eat too. – A dry fly of course.
– Yeah. – Great.
– After two thousand casts. – I caught one up there in the bend.
– Good. – They are so strong.
– Yeah. Hold on.
No, it came off! Well, well. I just came over here to talk to you
and see if you caught anything. – There are some fish rising up there.
– There are? It is windy like hell now. It is a pain in the ass
to place your fly where you want it. – Was the fish rising over there?
– Yeah, it did a couple of times. I do not know if it was picky.
The main problem was to get the fly right. – To get a good drift.
– Yeah, what are you fishing with? Frubber fly. Well, we are not going home early tonight. We had a proper dinner. The night fishing starts now. The time of the big lunkers.
Let’s go get them. They are usually
not as easily spooked at night. So… A healthy brownie here in the dark.
On the retrieve, even though it is so dark. Yeay, Daniel! – Have you seen it?
– No, I heard it. There is a big stone there. Just want to get control over it. – Keep it away from that rock.
– Yeah, I see that now. The reflection of it is so small.
You never know as it is so strong. That is sort of a problem. Come on. It is not that big,
but it is behaving like a big one. It is a nice fish. Here we go. Just when we were about
to give up on the night fishing. Look at that. I cannot really tell
what is back and forth. No! I am very grateful
every time I can be out here. And bring people like Daniel here. We have a unique opportunity to be here
thanks to the Sami community Ran. It is such a wonderful place. We have come to a place where the water
moves much faster than further downstream. As the fish is not rising and it is windy,
I thought we would try with a small nymph. I will place an indicator on the leader.
Not too far down on it. Just to be able to see
when the fish takes. Just about…
It depends… If you allow it to be far up on the leader,
the fly will be more likely to move well. You will also fish deeper. If you place it near,
it is easy to see when the fish takes. But it will not go that deep and
the fly will move unnatural in the water. I use a needle like this
when I place an indicator. It is a Vision Strike Indicator. There are some pre-cut
pieces of plastic on the needle. I use this plastic tubing
to attach the hook on the leader. Push it over. There is plenty of wool.
I will add a bit of white wool. It is easiest to use
a pair of scissors. You can have these prepared
in small bundles in your pocket. Put the wool in the loop.
Tighten it to make sure it stays there. You can also adjust it
to where you want it on the leader. It stays there when you are casting
and it does not kink the leader at all. It is a nice way
of having an indicator. Just cut it off. A nice cut finish like this.
Maybe some floatant, but it floats well. Daniel missed some fish on the dry fly,
so I will give it a go with a nymph. Just cast it up.
Retrieve the line slowly. Have tension in the line. There was something over there. Missed it. But it is so easy to see
with these indicators. Yep, I got one. When you let the water rest for awhile,
the fish feels much more safe again. This was tiny,
but it is so fun. Even when it is a small fish like this,
they are aware that you are here. To catch a big fish,
it is so important that… It is never easy to catch a big fish,
no matter what kind. The best opportunity to get a big trout is
when they have no idea that you are here. That is when you make
them think about feeding. It is dead again for awhile.
No, there is one! It is as simple as that.
Small nymph and an indicator. Maybe less than a metre
up on the leader. Try to give it a free drift so
the indicator is not affected by the line. Just like you would do with a dry fly.
That is what works best. I did the funniest thing. I was actually aiming to fish
further upstream. But to be careful,
I lobbed the fly just outside of me. I wanted to make sure
I did not spook any fish. Then this guy came up from nowhere. I sort of saw it in the corner of my eye. Crazy fighters. That is enough from you.
Come on. Look at that beauty. We have seen two rising fish
or something like that in this pool. We know there is quite a lot of them.
I decided to go for a big sedge imitation. I have like 40 cm of nylon in between. The dropper is a small “viddapuppa”,
a pattern from Thomas Roos. The trout actually took the pupa. That set-up worked out. It is a good fish searching
style of fishing. We will see if it works again.
I just started in this pool. – There we go.
– Finally! It is incredible how picky they are.
I think the main problem is the drift. You need to get it exactly right. We caught it. That felt so good.
Finally! – It was quite hard.
– Daddy caught it. – Your fly rig is magic.
– It works well. But not all the time,
you need to get the drift exactly right. – Or they just ignore it.
– That is what I felt too. I tried some different flies,
but it is more about the drift. Look at the colour. Especially when it is under water.
All these red dots appear. Glowing.
It is like a piece of art. English subtitles: Daniella Twedmark
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